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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 18 September

 

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • New Paltz shines in student-focused Wall Street Journal college rankings
  • Art Uncorked benefit for the Dorsky Museum returns in online format on Oct. 6
  • Video: Next episode in virtual planetarium series is "Art and the Equinox"
  • Faculty members begin terms with the American Psychological Association
  • Last call: Apply by Sept. 20 for the new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Program 
  • FAQ of the Day: How are classrooms being cleaned during the fall 2020 semester?
  • From Our Community: Meet Pink!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 18 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

New Paltz shines in student-focused Wall Street Journal college rankings
The College was rated as one of the 400 best colleges and universities in the United States based on strong performance in student engagement, diverse environment and graduate outcomes

Faculty: Last chance to apply the new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Program
Help shape and direct campuswide development of curricula, practices and programs that engage with dynamics of social inequality and racism

New Paltz faculty begin terms with the American Psychological Association
Jonathan D. Raskin and Amy Nitza will serve the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States

Art Uncorked benefit for the Dorsky Museum returns in online format on Oct. 6
The Museum’s premier fundraising event of the year supports exhibitions, publications and educational programs for students and the public

Video: Next episode in virtual planetarium series is "Art and the Equinox"
David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy) leads a tour of constellations visible around the first day of fall

 
 
Ever wondered what the big deal with plastic water bottles is? Or why some people get so worked up over plastic straws?  Follow @sustainablenewpaltz on Instagram to find out how plastic pollution is a climate issue, an environmental justice issue and a health issue!
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

How are classrooms being cleaned during the fall 2020 semester?
Custodial staff will clean classrooms daily, using CDC-approved disinfectant on high-touch surfaces.
The College will also provide disinfectant spray, paper towels and wipes in classrooms. We strongly encourage all students, faculty and staff to keep a personal supply of disinfectant or cleaning wipes with them and use them frequently to keep the spaces around them clean.
We also request that campus community members contribute to our effort to keep campus safe and clean by wiping desktops, lecture stands, keyboards and other surfaces after use. 
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Last call! Instructional Technology workshop on Knowmia is today
Learn about this new media management tool

Let’s Talk: Informal, walk-in counseling services for students, every Tuesday at noon
No appointment necessary: Meet in-person or virtually with a counselor whose role is to listen, help problem solve, and provide a referral for additional services if necessary

Global Challenges need Global Leaders: New Paltz Study Abroad Fair, Sept. 23
Plan an international experience in one of 100+ programs available

Saturday Arts Lab registration is now open for fall 2020!
Inviting children age 5-14 to join a virtual journey beginning Sept. 26

Continuing the Conversation: Anti-racism in the Classroom, Sept. 23 via Zoom
Student and faculty panelists will share approaches to combating racism in their classrooms and in our community

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

The latest from media

Ulster County expands childcare subsidies for working families
Project Reslience, administered with support from the Benjamin Center at SUNY New Paltz, provides needed support
New Paltz Times, 9/16/20

 

From Our Community

 
Pink earned her bachelor's degree in sociology and is now pursuing her master's degree in Multicultural Education (MPS) at the College. Some of Pink’s favorite things about New Paltz include the sunsets and Wallkill Valley Rail Trail. Pink is a loud and proud member of the LGBTQ+ community and is super excited to be joining us.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 17 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional off-campus student has tested positive 
  • UUP and SUNY reach agreement on mandatory COVID-19 testing for UUP-represented employees
  • The Party Patrol is here to help! Campus leaders take to the streets to provide free masks, sanitizer to students
  • Summary findings: SUNY survey on employee response to COVID-19 
  • BFA graduates get a long-awaited senior exhibition at Woodstock museum
  • Employees: Register now for Social Security workshops on Oct. 1 and 7
  • EOP celebrates students' many cultural heritages
  • FAQ of the Day: How does pool testing work?
  • From Our Community: Student clubs showcase!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 17 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional off-campus student tested positive at an off-campus facility and is in quarantine

College will institute mandatory on-campus pool testing effective Sept. 21
FDA-approved technique allows more people to be tested quickly using fewer resources
Schedule outlining instructions for mandatory pool testing will be shared soon

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

UUP and SUNY reach agreement on mandatory COVID-19 testing for UUP-represented employees
Implementation at New Paltz is in planning stages
Campus leaders and UUP representatives will meet to discuss on Sept. 18

The Party Patrol is here to help! Campus leaders take to the streets to provide free masks, sanitizer to students
Staff and administrators volunteer their time to remind students about the importance of the Pledge to Protect New Paltz

Summary findings: SUNY survey on employee response to COVID-19
Survey illustrates the challenges faculty and staff are facing, and the dedication that is enabling colleges throughout the system to continue serving students

Opening DisClosed: BFA graduates get a long-awaited senior exhibition at Woodstock museum
Spring 2020 Bachelor of Fine Arts graduates found a home for their senior projects in the artist haven of Woodstock, New York

Employees: Register now for Social Security workshops on Oct. 1 and 7
Free educational offerings from AIG Retirement Services

 
 
A recent Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) survey found that EOP students and their families affiliate with 53 different countries! These new flags in the EOP office are a small way for us to celebrate the many cultural heritages that are represented by members of our community. Follow @np_eop to see more!
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

How does pool testing work?
Pool testing is an FDA-approved technique in which multiple samples (usually about 12 people) are combined into a single “pool” or batch and tested all at once.
The technique uses the same polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology as individual diagnostic tests, but by pooling multiple samples it allows more people to be tested quickly using fewer testing resources.
Pool testing isn’t meant to verify whether any one person has COVID-19, the way an individual diagnostic test does. Rather, it’s part of a broader surveillance strategy that allows for efficient screening of people who are asymptomatic.
If a pooled sample tests negative, then all individuals within that pool can be presumed negative.
If a pool sample tests positive, a second round of individual tests (called “reflex” tests) is administered to determine which individual(s) within that pool has COVID-19.
This testing strategy is most efficient in areas with low prevalence of the disease, where most test results are expected to be negative. This makes pool testing a good fit for SUNY New Paltz’s campus community, where roughly 99% of on-campus COVID-19 test results have been negative since the beginning of the fall 2020 semester.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

This week's Instructional Technology workshops are all about Knowmia
Learn about this new media management tool on Friday, Sept. 18

Let’s Talk: Informal, walk-in counseling services for students, every Tuesday at noon
No appointment necessary: Meet in-person or virtually with a counselor whose role is to listen, help problem solve, and provide a referral for additional services if necessary

Saturday Arts Lab registration is now open for fall 2020!
Inviting children age 5-14 to join a virtual journey beginning Sept. 26

Continuing the Conversation: Anti-racism in the Classroom, Sept. 23 via Zoom
Student and faculty panelists will share approaches to combating racism in their classrooms and in our community

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

The latest from media

SUNY New Paltz lauded in annual college rankings
College ranked by U.S. News and World Report
Daily Freeman, 9/15/20

 

From Our Community: Student clubs showcase!

 
 
Tiani, the president of El Museo Escolar, shares the club's key accomplishments and goals in this YouTube video. Centered around Latin American and Caribbean culture, El Museo Escolar aims to educate the campus community through the physical experience of culture. 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 16 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional off-campus student has tested positive 
  • College will institute mandatory COVID-19 pool testing starting Sept. 21
  • Continuing the Conversation: Anti-racism in the Classroom, Sept. 23
  • Student Health Service to hold on-campus flu shot clinic for students
  • Nancy Kassop to give 14th annual Dennis O’Keefe Lecture, Sept. 24 
  • Saturday Arts Lab - Fall 2020 registration is open!
  • College Council schedules its next meeting for Thursday, Sept. 24 
  • Let’s Talk: Informal, walk-in counseling services for students
  • Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center creates shields for the campus community 
  • FAQ of the Day: Who will be notified when a student tests positive for COVID-19
  • From Our Community: Donating DIY dog toys 
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 16 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional off-campus student tested positive at an off-campus facility and is in quarantine

College will institute mandatory on-campus pool testing effective Sept. 21
FDA-approved technique allows more people to be tested quickly using fewer resources
Schedule outlining instructions for mandatory pool testing will be shared soon

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

Continuing the Conversation: Anti-racism in the Classroom, Sept. 23 via Zoom
Student and faculty panelists will share approaches to combating racism in their classrooms and in our community

Student Health Service to hold flu shot clinic for students
Schedule an appointment now for on-campus flu shots beginning Sept. 18

College Council schedules its next meeting for Thursday, Sept. 24
Agenda includes COVID-19 information and a budget update

Nancy Kassop to give 14th annual Dennis O’Keefe Lecture, Sept. 24 via Webex
Professor of political science's lecture is titled “Looking Forward, Looking Backward: A Nation’s Expectations after Government Fails"

Saturday Arts Lab registration is now open for fall 2020!
Inviting children age 5-14 to join a virtual journey beginning Sept. 26

Let’s Talk: Informal, walk-in counseling services for students, every Tuesday at noon
No appointment necessary: Meet in-person or virtually with a counselor whose role is to listen, help problem solve, and provide a referral for additional services if necessary

 
 
 We've all seen plastic shields installed on campus to slow the spread of COVID-19, but did you know that many of those shields were made right here at the College? 
The Hudson Valley Additive Manufacturing Center (HVAMC) has designed and fabricated close to 100 shields for use on our campus. The shields are made from MDF board and 3D-printed parts made out of a biosourced and biodegradable plastic, and are self-standing using supports shaped like a hawk’s foot.
"A lot of thought and prototyping went into the design because we wanted them to be inexpensive, quick and easy to assemble, and to minimize the use of non-recyclable materials."  - Dan Freedman, dean of the School of Science & Engineering and director of the HVAMC
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Who will be notified when a student tests positive for COVID-19?
The communication protocol for suspected or confirmed student cases of COVID-19 is as follows: 
Whether the student lives on or off campus
  • Contact tracers will be deployed to interview them about where they have been and with whom they have been in contact.
  • Tracers will notify other individuals as appropriate, and will also notify Facilities if the student has been in common spaces on campus within seven days.
  • Student Health Service will also notify Ulster County health officials of the positive diagnosis, unless the student does not reside in Ulster County or has returned home to another county. In these cases the student will be instructed to inform their County health officials.
  • All of the faculty teaching courses in which the student is enrolled will be notified, whether those courses are in-person, remote or hybrid.
  • The notification to faculty will not include instructions to quarantine. Faculty and classmates should not need to quarantine unless contact tracers confirm that they have been in close contact (10 minutes or more within six feet, without wearing a mask). In such cases, contact tracers will instruct faculty and classmates will be instructed to quarantine.
If the student lives on campus
  • The student’s instructors and the Quarantine Coordinator for the Department of Residence Life will be notified. The Quarantine Coordinator will in turn notify Dining Services, Facilities Management, the Office of Emergency Management and the student’s home Residence Director.
  • When Student Health Service clears a student to exit quarantine/isolation, they will notify the student’s in-person instructors and the Quarantine Coordinator (if the student lives on campus).
Campus-wide notifications will be sent when there is a clear danger to the campus community, such as if there were a suspected or confirmed case when a student, faculty or staff member was known to have been on campus during the potential infection period.

The College will continue sharing updates about positive cases in the Daily Digest email newsletter, only when those positive cases affect our in-person community.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

This week's Instructional Technology workshops are all about Knowmia
Learn about this new media management tool on Friday, Sept. 18

Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Clarification on how cases should be reported and suggestions for how instructors can respond when students reach out

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

The latest from media

Highs and lows: Charting the future of the Mid-Hudson economy
Optimism about the region’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown
Westfair, 9/15/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The Service Learning Community, part of the Communities at New Paltz program for new on-campus students, is already finding ways to contribute to local non-profit organizations. These DIY dog toys will be donated to local animal shelters. 
Follow @communitiesatnewpaltz to see more!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 15 September

CAUTION: Message from a non-New Paltz email server. Treat message, links, and attachments with extra caution.

 

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • SUNY New Paltz ranked among best values, best for veterans and best overall by U.S. News & World Report
  • SUNY COIL Global Commons: An international experience from the comforts of home
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence winners recognized at fall 2020 faculty meeting
  • Reminder on religious observances and class attendance
  • Nancy Kassop to give 14th annual Dennis O’Keefe Lecture, Sept. 24 via Webex
  • Institute for Disaster Mental Health launching free, monthly online trainings with a session on Psychological First Aid, tomorrow at 10 a.m.
  • A call for campus safety - #MaskUpSUNY Video Contest
  • FAQ of the Day: What kinds of food are available at the grab & go dining stations? 
  • From Our Community: LGBTQ+ event at Alumni Reunion 2020
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 15 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

SUNY New Paltz ranked among best values, best for veterans and best overall by U.S. News & World Report
The College was named the No. 9 public university in the North region

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence winners recognized at fall 2020 faculty meeting
Short bios and “Wings” mural photos of this year’s honorees

Reminder on religious observances and class attendance
Students who will be taking time to observe holidays should communicate with faculty as soon as possible regarding absences and making up missed work

Students get a global experience from the comforts of home
As COVID-19 persists, SUNY is committed to giving its students a global experience

Institute for Disaster Mental Health launching free, monthly online trainings with a session on Psychological First Aid, tomorrow at 10 a.m.
At a moment when we're all navigating multiple sources of stress, the IDMH is making its expertise accessible to all members of our community

 
 
SUNY campuses are calling on all students to show the world that we’re protecting our communities and one another. Submit a 30-second video for the #MaskUpSUNY campaign, and your work might be shared online or in special on-campus installations. Be sure to wear your New Paltz gear!
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What kinds of food will be available at the grab & go dining stations?
Students will have access to a wide variety of options through grab & go dining, including:
  • Simple Servings: This hot brunch and dinner menu will be updated daily and will include varied protein options and vegan side dishes, to allow students to create full meals that meet their specific dietary requirements
  • Chef’s Table: This menu offers American regional and international cuisine featuring culinary expertise through familiar recipes and unique flavors
  • Salads and Soups: A robust selection of leafy greens, freshly prepared vegetables, toppings and dressings, sourced from local farms whenever possible, alongside made-from-scratch soups that rotate daily
  • Sprout: Our popular all-vegan menu offers meals with plant-based and plant-forward items incorporated into every offering
  • Homestyle and Brunch Grill: These evening and morning offerings both serve up classic comfort dishes made from scratch, featuring all-time favorites and rotating specials Pastries and Desserts: Fresh and homemade cookies, cakes, bars and other treats, made on-site at our campus bakery, to satisfy your sweet tooth
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Career Resource Center newsletter: Opportunities for the week ahead
Including your last chance to apply for the new Sophomore Connections alumni networking program (deadline is Sept. 18!)

This week's Instructional Technology workshops are all about Knowmia
Learn about this new media management tool on Monday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 18

Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Clarification on how cases should be reported and suggestions for how instructors can respond when students reach out

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

The latest from media

At SUNY New Paltz, Students Help Other Students Manage Stress
The Student Psychological Resilience Project Fund provides students with the training and skills needed to cope with stress
WAMC, 9/12/20

 

From Our Community 

 
Alumni Reunion 2020
Save the Date for a LGBTQ+ Fireside Chat during Alumni Reunion 2020.
Oct. 17. at 3 p.m.  
Register now!
 #npsocial #npalumni
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 14 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional on-campus students have tested positive
  • New book edited by New Paltz faculty tells the story of women’s suffrage in New York State
  • Update on changes to outdoor seating on campus
  • Reminder about two opportunities for faculty: Apply this week for Sustainability and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellowships
  • The Harrington STEM Lecture series returns Sept. 29 with a New Paltz alumnus and data science expert
  • Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
  • Scenes of metamorphosis from the Biology Department
  • FAQ of the Day: How can clubs and organizations get approval to host an in-person event on campus?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 14 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional on-campus resident students have tested positive and are in quarantine

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

New Paltz faculty tell the story of women’s suffrage in New York State
A new collection of essays, “Suffrage and Its Limits: The New York Story,” published by SUNY Press, commemorates and complicates the legacy of women’s right to vote

Update on changes to outdoor seating on campus
As the fall air gets cooler, the College is continuing to rearrange safe seating options in indoor and outdoor spaces on campus

Sustainability Faculty Fellowship applications due Wednesday!
Fifteen academic and professional faculty members this year can join a like-minded professional network and receive training, resources and a stipend to support new sustainability lessons, courses and programs

Apply by Sept. 20 for the new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Faculty Fellows Program
An opportunity to help shape and direct campuswide development of curricula, practices and programs that engage with dynamics of social inequality and racism

Data scientist and New Paltz alumnus Robin Thottungal ’08 to give first fall 2020 Harrington Lecture on Sept. 29
The College's STEM colloquium series continues this semester in a virtual format

Career Resource Center newsletter: Opportunities for the week ahead
Including your last chance to apply for the new Sophomore Connections alumni networking program (deadline is Sept. 18!)

 
 
A classic lesson about the circle of life, courtesy of the Biology Department.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

How can clubs and organizations get approval to host an in-person event on campus?
Those who wish to hold a face-to-face event or gathering will be required to submit a request form and narrative for evaluation by the appropriate campus office or committee.
For student groups, the initial review will be conducted by the Center for Student Engagement with further approval by a campus-wide review board. 
Requests should be submitted through the ENGAGE Event Form at least 30 days in advance. A decision will be made no less than 10 days prior to your event.
Event proposals from student clubs and organizations will be evaluated based on a rubric of five questions that can be viewed at this link. This rubric will be used for all campus programs proposed to be hosted by departments, academic programs and student groups.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

This week's Instructional Technology workshops are all about Knowmia
Learn about this new media management tool on Monday and Friday, Sept. 14 and 18

Institute for Disaster Mental Health launching free, monthly online trainings with a session on Psychological First Aid, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
At a moment when we're all navigating multiple sources of stress, the IDMH is making its expertise accessible to all members of our community

Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Clarification on how cases should be reported and suggestions for how instructors can respond when students reach out

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

 

The latest from media

College Theatre Amidst the Pandemic
A New Paltz performing arts student sets the stage for the College's first-ever live-streamed theatre season
Broadway World, 9/10/20

 

From Our Community 

 
Autumn is in the air... Here's how it looked outside Humanities in 1993.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 11 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • One Book, One New Paltz returns with Neil Gaiman's "Ocean at the End of the Lane"
  • IDMH launching free, monthly trainings, starting Sept. 16
  • Fall Instructional Technology workshops: Blackboard, Knowmia, Turnitin and more
  • Faculty meeting today at 3:30 p.m.
  • Hudson Valley Venture Hub's September newsletter
  • FAQ of the Day: When will dining spaces on campus reopen for dine-in service?
  • From our community: Vogue Magazine features a New Paltz Photography alumna
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 11 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

Neil Gaiman's "Ocean at the End of the Lane" is the 2020 One Book, One New Paltz community read
Part reality, part fantasy: Read this haunting story of memory, childhood and what it means to be human, and then join the conversation at events Nov. 8-15

Institute for Disaster Mental Health launching free, monthly online trainings with a session on Psychological First Aid, Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.
At a moment when we're all navigating multiple sources of stress, the IDMH is making its expertise accessible to all members of our community

Blackboard, Knowmia, Turnitin and more: Sign up now for Instructional Technology workshops
Every week in early fall brings new opportunities for faculty and staff to gain skills with online teaching and learning tools

Hudson Valley Venture Hub's September newsletter
The latest from community entrepreneurship experts in the School of Business

 
 
Nearly 1,000 students have been tested for COVID-19 on campus since mandatory testing went into effect on Aug. 31, less than two weeks ago.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

When will dining spaces on campus reopen for dine-in service?
New Paltz Dining Services will begin the fall 2020 semester with exclusively grab & go service, in accordance with health and safety policies and social distancing best practices.
As conditions allow, Dining Services has plans in place to progress through a phased reopening, with dining rooms staged for social distancing and pre-packaged menu items offered as self-serve. This phased reopening would ultimately lead to a final phase where the dining rooms can be open for full service with social distancing.
Our ability to begin phased reopening of Dining Services spaces depends on our campus community’s success in preventing coronavirus transmission, and on state and local guidance related to indoor dining service. 
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Clarification on how cases should be reported and suggestions for how instructors can respond when students reach out

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Get a jump-start on your academics with the Center for Student Success
Use my.newpaltz.edu to schedule peer-to-peer advising, tutoring, writing instruction and more

Faculty and staff: Partner with SUNY to earn an Online Student Supports Certificate
Development opportunity begins Sept. 14 for those looking to gain skills and strategies for effective student outreach

Free webinar: Teaching and Communication Strategies In-Person and Online Using Theatre Techniques
SUNY Center for Professional Development offers simple tips from performing arts for more effective public speaking, even while masked. Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

 

The latest from media

Ulster County reports 'remarkably good' drop in positive COVID-19 cases
Infection rate is currently at 0.4% and has remained below 1.5% for 42 consecutive days
Daily Freeman, 9/10/20

 

From Our Community 

 
So excited for New Paltz alumna Shabiha Jafri '20 (Photography), who is one of 15 young photographers featured in the September issue of Vogue magazine.
Each artist in the collection produced a still-life involving a fashion handbag. Jafri's contribution (pictured above at left), like her senior thesis, documents the vibrancy of clothing left behind by her mother. Portrait of the artist (above right) by Hailey Pierce.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 10 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
  • Radio Catskill interview with President Christian
  • Celebrating UPD Lt. Johnny Coxum's 20+ years of service to our community
  • Peer-to-peer academic services available now from the Center for Student Success
  • Review the College's media relations and social media policies
  • FAQ of the Day: What happens if a student reports a symptom or exposure to COVID-19 in the Daily Health Screening?
  • From our community: A "very satisfying sphere" from the Metal Program
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 10 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

Guidance for faculty: What to do when you learn of someone else’s confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19
Clarification on how cases should be reported and suggestions for how instructors can respond when students reach out

Radio Catskill interview with President Christian
A conversation about the Protect New Paltz Pledge and the College's coordination with local municipalities this fall

Get a jump-start on your academics with the Center for Student Success
Use my.newpaltz.edu to schedule peer-to-peer advising, tutoring, writing instruction and more

Last call! Faculty survey on Open Access Scholarship and Repository closes Sept. 11 at noon
Help shape a new, SUNY-mandated policy that could make faculty scholarship available to new and larger audiences
Use this link for context and additional info about Open Access policies

Review the College's media relations and social media policies
Info on how we work with journalists and social platforms to "Tell the New Paltz Story"

 
 
Friends and colleagues from across campus joined University Police last month to celebrate Lieutenant Johnny Coxum's retirement after more than two decades of service.
Coxum was uniquely connected to students, faculty, staff and alumni and always made education a core element of his work, including as a leader of Ethics in Policing and Cultural Diversity trainings for new and experienced officers in UPD and throughout New York State.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What happens if a student reports a symptom or exposure to COVID-19 in the Daily Health Screening?
Students who indicate symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19 in the Daily Health Screening will receive instructions to contact the Student Health Service, to remain in their residence hall room (if living on campus) or to remain at home (if living off campus).
The Student Health Service, the student’s Residence Director (if applicable), and the instructors of the student’s in-person courses (if applicable) will be notified that the student did not pass the Screening for that day.
The Health Service will make a clinical judgment about the likelihood of COVID-19 based on the unique circumstances of each student’s case.
If the Student Health Service determines that the symptoms are unlikely to be COVID-19-related, they may clear the student to be present on campus and in subsequent seated classes, as long as future health screenings reveal resolution of symptoms and no exposure.
If the Student Health Services suspects that the symptoms are COVID-19-related, the student will be required to quarantine. If COVID-19 is confirmed by testing, the student will be required to isolate. Residential students may quarantine/isolate in Awosting Hall or at home. Commuter students will quarantine/isolate off campus. Both will be monitored by Student Health Services, the College’s contact tracers and, under some circumstances, county health officials.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

SUNY System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Free webinar: Teaching and Communication Strategies In-Person and Online Using Theatre Techniques
SUNY Center for Professional Development offers simple tips from performing arts for more effective public speaking, even while masked. Sept. 16 at 10 a.m.

Faculty drop in hours with Mentor Teacher Blair Proctor, today from 1-3 p.m.
An informal way for colleagues to share ideas, tips and best practices for online teaching

 

The latest from media

Ulster County refocuses Project Resilience to address child care needs
The Benjamin Center is a partner on a new initiative to help families cover child care costs
Daily Freeman, 9/8/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The community of makers in the Department of Art is continuing to produce exceptional work this fall. @newpaltzmetal shares this "very satisfying sphere" from Emily Rowe '20 (Visual Art), who is working from a home studio for her final semester. See more @emily.rowe.art.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 9 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report
  • Get to know new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
  • Two great opportunities for students today: Volunteer Fair and Study Abroad Fair, both offered virtually
  • “Cadillac Crew,” the first virtual, live-streamed theatre production of the fall season, opens Sept. 12
  • The semester's first regular meeting of the College Faculty is this Friday, Sept. 11
  • Working with Design and Print Services in fall 2020
  • FAQ of the Day: If I require accommodations for online classes, should I contact professors individually, or go through someone else?
  • From our community: A word from the Culture Shock Dance Troupe
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 9 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases, on-campus testing, positivity rates, quarantine and more

 

News from around campus

Get to know new SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras
A specialist in education policy with a Ph.D. in political science from the University at Albany, Chancellor Malatras has held several high-ranking positions in New York State government

Today! Virtual SUNY Abroad Fair beginning at 11 a.m.
Interested in future international travel? Looking for online global learning opportunities? This is your chance to learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Also today! Twelfth annual Volunteer Fair at 1 p.m.
Meet virtually with 40+ service leaders about opportunities to make a difference while gaining valuable skills and experience

Working with Design and Print Services in fall 2020
Useful info for our campus partners about what to expect at a time of less print and more digital design

 
 
The first-ever fully online, live-streamed production from the Department of Theatre Arts opens this weekend! “Cadillac Crew” focuses on four women working in a civil rights office in 1960s Virginia, on the day of a highly anticipated speech by famed activist Rosa Parks.
Performances will be given on Saturday, Sept. 12, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. Advance RSVP is required to get the streaming link and join the virtual audience, and reservations are offered on a pay-what-you-can scale. 
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

If I require accommodations for online classes, should I contact professors individually, or go through someone else?
The Disability Resource Center will continue to support students who require accommodations to support online learning in fall 2020. Read more in the Disability Resource Center FAQ about how the Center will adapt to new circumstances in fall 2020.
Students who require accommodations for online learning are encouraged to contact the Center at drc@newpaltz.edu to begin the conversation about receiving services.
The College also generally recommends that students provide advance notice to their instructors when they require accommodations or have other concerns about the course format, as a best practice to sustain open communication between students and faculty.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

New from SUNY: System-wide COVID-19 Case Tracker
Published statistics from all 64 campuses, updated every 24 hours

Faculty Checklist for the fall 2020 semester
Two weeks into the new year, a few tips and reminders from the Division of Academic Affairs

 

The latest from media

As COVID restrictions negate the advantages of city life, erstwhile Hudson Valley residents return
Three stories illustrating the draw of our region
New Paltz Times, 9/7/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The Culture Shock Dance Troupe is just one of dozens of student-run clubs and organizations that are finding ways to keep activities going this semester. In this short video, Culture Shock's president and vice president explain how the group fits into the dance community at New Paltz, and how you can get involved this fall.
And remember: The ENGAGE online platform is the easiest way to discover and connect with student clubs and organizations at SUNY New Paltz!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 8 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: One additional off-campus student has tested positive and is in quarantine
  • Governor and Chancellor launch COVID-19 dashboard for all 64 SUNY campuses
  • Faculty Checklist for the fall 2020 semester
  • Tomorrow: Don’t miss the 12th annual Volunteer Fair!
  • Upcoming events from the Career Resource Center, including a NYS Senate Internship opportunity
  • Anna the Therapy Dog checks in from Awosting Hall, our on-campus quarantine space
  • FAQ of the Day: What equipment, supplies and other resources are available to facilitate remote teaching and learning?
  • From our community: The New Paltz Burmese Hsaing Waing ensemble
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 8 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
One additional off-campus student tested positive at an off-campus facility and is in quarantine

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases has expanded to include information about on-campus student testing, positivity rates and quarantine

Governor Cuomo And Chancellor Malatras launch COVID-19 case tracker dashboard for SUNY’s 64 colleges and universities
"I urge our SUNY community to stay vigilant as the virus continues to be a national and global crisis - wear masks, socially distance and be smart," said Governor Cuomo 

 

News from around campus

Faculty Checklist for the fall 2020 semester
Two weeks into the new year, a few tips and reminders from the Division of Academic Affairs

Don’t miss the 12th annual Volunteer Fair! Wednesday, Sept. 9
Students: Meet virtually with 40+ service leaders about opportunities to make a difference while gaining valuable skills and experience

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center
Today at 3:30 p.m., a chat with an alumna about working in NYC schools
Next Tuesday, info about interning with the NY State Senate next year

 
 
Students in the Awosting Hall quarantine space are provided with a refrigerator, microwave, food delivery, laundry and trash services and, maybe most importantly, regular wellness checks from support team members including Anna the Therapy Dog (pictured here catching a quick break after a long day of making new friends).
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What equipment, supplies and other resources are available to facilitate remote teaching and learning?
A number of different kinds of technologies, materials, resources and trainings are available to New Paltz students, faculty and staff to support online learning this semester.
These include:
  • Laptops
  • Cameras and USB adapters for remote meetings
  • Temporary, on-campus study spaces
  • Adobe Creative Cloud licenses
  • Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Rooms and tutorials on how to use these
  • WebEx auto-captioning licenses
  • Knowmia, the recording and multimedia storage platform
  • Other distance learning tools and training through the Library and the IT Service Desk
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
Interested in adding an international experience to your college career? Learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Faculty: Get your online and hybrid teaching questions answered during Mentor Teacher drop-in hours
This week's Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher is Blair Proctor, assistant professor of Black Studies, who will be holding drop-in hours on Sept. 8 and 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.

 

The latest from media

Hudson Valley Events to Add to Your List This Week
Including the Sept. 12 opening of fall exhibitions at The Dorsky Museum
Chronogram, 9/6/20

 

From Our Community 

 
Creative energies are still flowing in the Department of Music, as the New Paltz Burmese Hsaing Waing ensemble got some time in the studio this weekend to work on their forthcoming album. Follow @sunynpmusic for more.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 7 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Two additional students (one on-campus, one off-campus) have tested positive; both are known close contacts of previously reported cases and were already in quarantine
  • Reminders about tenure clock extension, reappointment and promotion review
  • FAQs on the SUNY Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings Program
  • This week's Mentor Teacher and drop-in hours
  • 2020 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service: Maria Cathcart
  • Hudson Valley documentarian's latest draws on research from College's Environmental Geochemical Science program
  • FAQ of the Day: Under what circumstances would the College need to pivot to fully remote learning for two weeks?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 7 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional students (one on-campus, one off-campus) have tested positive
Both are known close contacts of previously reported cases and had already been in quarantine

SUNY New Paltz COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases includes information about active cases, on-campus student testing, quarantine and more

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 

News from around campus

Reminders about tenure clock extension, reappointment and promotion review
Revisiting guidance for faculty outlined in the May 2020 memorandum between SUNY and UUP, developed in response to the disruption of COVID-19

2020 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service: Maria Cathcart
Well-deserved recognition for a "welcoming ambassador" to students and their families

FAQs on the SUNY Tax-Deferred Retirement Savings Program
Useful info from the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations

Faculty: Get your online and hybrid teaching questions answered during Mentor Teacher drop-in hours
This week's Peer Instructional Design Mentor Teacher is Blair Proctor, assistant professor of Black Studies, who will be holding drop-in hours on Sept. 8 and 10 from 1 - 3 p.m.

 
 
Can Farming and Wildlife coexist?
The latest from Hudson Valley Filmmaker Jon Bowermaster draws on work from a number of regional research teams, including one led by Shafiul Chowdhury, the director of the College's Environmental Geochemical Science program. Their work assesses the water needs of farm fields and water quality in adjoining streams and creeks.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Under what circumstances would the College need to pivot to fully remote learning for two weeks?
SUNY New Paltz would be required to pivot to fully remote instruction for two weeks in the event that a total of 100 students, faculty or staff within our on-campus community test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period.
This is pursuant to guidance issued by Governor Cuomo on Aug. 28, outlining when colleges and universities in New York will be required to transition to a fully remote learning format. The guidance reads in part:
“Whenever the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the total on-campus population – inclusive of students,  faculty, and staff – of a higher education institution location test positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period, the location must immediately (1) transition all in-person learning to remote format(s) and (2) limit on-campus activities for a period of 14 days.”
For the fall 2020 semester, SUNY New Paltz’s "on-campus population" is estimated to be about 4,598 people. Click here for details on how that number was calculated.
Since 5% of 4,598 is approximately 230, “the lesser of 100 individuals or 5% of the total on-campus population” for New Paltz is 100.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Events and resources

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
Students planning future international learning experiences can learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Reminder: Sept. 8 is the deadline for employees to apply for the SUNY Tuition Assistance Program
The B-140W program will pay $150 per credit for up to six credits per term for all employees working half-time or more

 

The latest from media

Hudson Valley Events to Add Your List This Week
Including the Sept. 12 opening of fall exhibitions at The Dorsky Museum
Chronogram, 9/6/20

 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 4 September

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IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Provost Lyman's September 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
  • Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
  • Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, Sept. 4
  • Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
  • TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
  • Video: A message to students from Interim Athletics Director Matt Giufre
  • FAQ of the Day: What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
  • From our Community: A tour of the early September night sky from the John R. Kirk Planetarium
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Provost Lyman’s Report to Faculty – September 2020
Welcome, acknowledgement and thanks to faculty and staff, and a review of priorities for the upcoming academic year

Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
If you weren't able to join yesterday's conversation, the full recording is available on YouTube

Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
Students planning future international learning experiences can learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, this Friday, Sept. 4
All faculty are welcome (and new faculty in particular are invited!) to join a socially distanced and masked expedition in Rosendale, about 10 minutes north of campus
Refreshments at the Garden House restaurant following the hike

Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
Schedule includes sanctioned, socially distant in-person events, and an esports lineup featuring FIFA, Madden, Fortnite and more

TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
Click above for enrollment instructions and links to information on rates, benefits, coverage and more

 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 3 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Updated: COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases has expanded to include information about on-campus student testing, positivity rates and quarantine

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 
 
Matt Giufre, the College's interim athletics director and women's volleyball coach, recorded a short video message welcoming students back to campus and to the recently reopened Athletic & Wellness Center, and offering a reminder of the importance of taking every step to reduce COVID-19 transmission in light of recent positive cases in our community.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
We will continue to host the District 9 polling location on campus, and we will work with the Ulster County Board of Elections to ensure this effort follows appropriate social distancing and other safety measures for voters.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

 

Events and resources

Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) is an instructional day this fall
Faculty are expected to provide instruction in the modality established for their courses
Students are expected to attend classes
Labor Day remains a holiday for non-teaching staff

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

Working Parents Juggle Remote Learning, Careers
Benjamin Center Director and Village of New Paltz Deputy Mayor kt Tobin is leading an effort to survey parents in the region about what resources they need most
Spectrum News, 8/31/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The "Looking Up" series of virtual shows from the John R. Kirk Planetarium continue this week, with guest direction by David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy). The latest broadcast provides a guided tour of the early September night sky, with a detour into some classic Greek myth.

 

 

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Daily Digest: SUNY New Paltz News

Posted on: 10:00 AM on Thu, 3 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday
  • Provost Lyman's September 2020 Report to the Faculty
  • Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
  • Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
  • Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, Sept. 4
  • Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
  • TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
  • Video: A message to students from Interim Athletics Director Matt Giufre
  • FAQ of the Day: What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
  • From our Community: A tour of the early September night sky from the John R. Kirk Planetarium
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Provost Lyman’s Report to Faculty – September 2020
Welcome, acknowledgement and thanks to faculty and staff, and a review of priorities for the upcoming academic year

Video rebroadcast: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
If you weren't able to join yesterday's conversation, the full recording is available on YouTube

Study abroad goes virtual! Learn more at the SUNY Abroad Fair, Sept. 9
Students planning future international learning experiences can learn about more than 800 programs available across the SUNY system

Rosendale Romp with the Faculty Adventure Group, this Friday, Sept. 4
All faculty are welcome (and new faculty in particular are invited!) to join a socially distanced and masked expedition in Rosendale, about 10 minutes north of campus
Refreshments at the Garden House restaurant following the hike

Game on! Fall 2020 intramural sports and registration dates
Schedule includes sanctioned, socially distant in-person events, and an esports lineup featuring FIFA, Madden, Fortnite and more

TAs and GAs: Enrollment is now open for the Student Employee Health Plan
Click above for enrollment instructions and links to information on rates, benefits, coverage and more

 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 3 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 5 p.m. yesterday

Updated: COVID-19 Dashboard
The College's tally of active cases has expanded to include information about on-campus student testing, positivity rates and quarantine

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 
 
Matt Giufre, the College's interim athletics director and women's volleyball coach, recorded a short video message welcoming students back to campus and to the recently reopened Athletic & Wellness Center, and offering a reminder of the importance of taking every step to reduce COVID-19 transmission in light of recent positive cases in our community.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

What is the status of the county’s polling place on campus?
We will continue to host the District 9 polling location on campus, and we will work with the Ulster County Board of Elections to ensure this effort follows appropriate social distancing and other safety measures for voters.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

 

Events and resources

Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) is an instructional day this fall
Faculty are expected to provide instruction in the modality established for their courses
Students are expected to attend classes
Labor Day remains a holiday for non-teaching staff

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

Working Parents Juggle Remote Learning, Careers
Benjamin Center Director and Village of New Paltz Deputy Mayor kt Tobin is leading an effort to survey parents in the region about what resources they need most
Spectrum News, 8/31/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The "Looking Up" series of virtual shows from the John R. Kirk Planetarium continue this week, with guest direction by David Meer '21 (Physics & Astronomy). The latest broadcast provides a guided tour of the early September night sky, with a detour into some classic Greek myth.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Wed, 2 September

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus update: Four additional resident students, all known close contacts of previously reported positive cases, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine
  • President Christian's September Report to the Faculty
  • Introducing new faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year
  • Reminder: Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) is an instructional day this fall
  • Today at 4:30 p.m.: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
  • New Paltz faculty can share their research on The Academic Minute
  • The Library's virtual book displays focus on revolutions this month
  • FAQ of the Day: Will the College deploy special cleaning of rooms on campus where positive case exposures may have occurred?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 2 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
An additional four students have tested positive
All are known close contacts of previously reported positive cases and are in quarantine

COVID-19 Dashboard
A tally of active cases impacting our on-campus community

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 

News from around campus

President Christian's September Report to the Faculty
An update on major themes for the new semester, including COVID-19 updates, anti-racist initiatives and enrollment

Introducing new faculty members for the 2020-21 academic year
Welcoming distinguished scholars and educators to the campus community

Reminder: Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 7) has been added to the academic calendar as an instructional day this fall
Faculty are expected to provide instruction in the modality established for their courses
Students are expected to attend classes
Labor Day remains a holiday for non-teaching staff

Today at 4:30 p.m.: Town Hall "Check-In" for faculty and staff
Join the conversation on Zoom, or watch the livestream on the College's Youtube Channel

New Paltz faculty can share their research on The Academic Minute
Contact the Office of Communication & Marketing about being featured on this nationally syndicated radio program

 
 
Sojourner Truth Library staff are curating virtual book displays featuring hand-picked ebooks, streaming films, free podcasts and physical books that can be requested for curbside pickup. Each month brings a new, themed selection of virtual book displays. For September, the Library is focusing on revolutions from world history.
Have ideas for books or other materials we should feature in this space? Interested in guest-curating the display for an upcoming month? The Library would love to hear from you! Contact Chrissy O’Grady, research & education librarian, at ogradyc@newpaltz.edu to begin the conversation.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Will the College deploy special cleaning of rooms on campus where positive case exposures may have occurred?
Classrooms and other spaces are cleaned and disinfected daily. In the event a space has not been cleaned and disinfected since the time of exposure, the Office of Emergency Management will direct that the space be secured through our electronic access control, placarded to prevent unwanted entry, and cleaned and disinfected after 24 hours of closure.
Upon completion, the space will be permitted to be re-occupied. If seven days have passed since the positive case was last in a given space, additional cleaning and disinfecting will not be required, per current CDC guidance.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

 

Events and resources

New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies interactive workshop, today at 2 p.m.

Join a network of students, faculty and staff working toward a safe and inclusive campus

Apply by Sept. 16 to become a Sustainability Faculty Fellow
Fifteen academic and professional faculty members this year can join a like-minded professional network and receive training, resources and a stipend to support new sustainability lessons, courses and programs

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

Remote College 2.0: What fall's online classes learned from spring pivot
News outlet for America's military reports on reopening at New York colleges
Stars & Stripes, 8/31/20

 

From Our Community 

 
The New Faculty Orientation looked a little different this year, but it was still a great way to get to know new colleagues. Use this link to read brief bios of the scholars, creators and educators who have joined our community this fall.
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Tue, 1 September

CAUTION: Message from a non-New Paltz email server. Treat message, links, and attachments with extra caution.

 

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Message from President Christian: Uphold the Protect New Paltz Pledge
  • SUNY protest policies and the current pandemic
  • Use Merit to help the College promote news of student achievements
  • Flu vaccines are covered for employees under United Health Care
  • Student Psychological Resilience Project provides psychological first aid education
  • Tomorrow: First LGBTQ+ Allies workshop of the fall semester
  • HRDI announces upcoming schedule of employee trainings
  • FAQ of the Day: Do students living on campus have local options for obtaining flu shots and other medical services?
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Message from President Christian: Uphold the Protect New Paltz Pledge
Events at other SUNY campuses remind us how important it is to take every possible step to prevent COVID-19 transmission

SUNY protest policies and the current pandemic
While the College will continue encouraging members of our community to engage in issues of the day, new public health regulations related to protest are in effect this semester

Reminder: Help us promote news of student achievements
The College uses Merit to recognize outstanding work in and out of the classroom

Student Psychological Resilience Project provides psychological first aid education
New program made possible thanks to support from alumnus Ira Schreck '74 and his wife, Barbara S. Ginsberg

Flu vaccines are covered for employees under United Health Care
This year, getting your flu shot may be more important than ever

New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies interactive workshop, Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.

Join a network of students, faculty and staff working toward a safe and inclusive campus

 

Upcoming Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings

 

Coronavirus updates

Sept. 1 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
No new cases to report as of 4 p.m. yesterday

COVID-19 Dashboard
A tally of active cases impacting our on-campus community

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

 
 
Students and employees across campus are joining together to take the Pledge to Protect New Paltz! Watch this two-minute video to learn what's in the Pledge and what we can all be doing to keep friends, colleagues and neighbors safe this fall.
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Do students living on campus have local options for obtaining flu shots and other medical services?
Yes, flu shots will be available at the on-campus Health Center and at local pharmacies.
In addition to the Health Center, the following medical facilities are located in the New Paltz area:
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Events and resources

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

An open letter from one new COVID-19-era college student
"I have yet to see a single person walking around campus without a mask"
Daily Star, 8/29/20

 

From Our Community 

 
There's nothing like a New Paltz sunset to help clear your head at the end of a long day. 
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Mon, 31 August

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Coronavirus updates: Two additional resident students, both known close contacts of previously reported positive case, have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in quarantine
  • SUNY Oneonta shifting to immediate remote learning for two weeks
  • Mandatory COVID-19 testing for students begins today
  • Get Connected, Get Involved: Opportunities this week for student engagement 
  • Get out the Vote! Important information for students about registration, absentee ballots, campus polling and more
  • Reminder: Process for communicating the death of a campus community member
  • SUNY New Paltz Foundation Board welcomes new directors, renews terms 
  • Weekly update from the Career Resource Center – Aug. 31, 2020 
  • FAQ of the Day: Does the College have a plan for continuing instruction in the event a faculty member becomes unable to teach their classes?
  • From Our Community: LGBTQ+ Welcome Week is here!
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

Coronavirus updates

Aug. 31 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
Two additional on-campus resident students have reported positive test results
Both were known close contacts of the previously reported positive case and had already been in quarantine

SUNY Oneonta to shift to immediate remote learning as 105 students test positive for COVID-19 after campus-wide testing
Gov. Cuomo had previously announced 100-case threshold for reclosing campuses
State officials trace spread to multiple student parties

Mandatory COVID-19 testing for students begins today
All students who live on campus or who are attending in-person classes are required to get tested this fall; Use this link to view the full schedule, and visit the Student Health Service online to make an appointment

COVID-19 Dashboard
A tally of active cases impacting our on-campus community

 

News from around campus

Get Connected, Get Involved: Opportunities this week from the Center for Student Engagement
Students: Here's your opportunity to learn about clubs and organizations, join our Emerging Leaders program and even run for office with the Student Association

Get out the Vote! Important information for students about registration, absentee ballots, campus polling and more
The Center for Student Engagement leads the College’s voter registration efforts

Reminder: Process for communicating the death of a campus community member
If you learn of the passing of a student, employee or other friend of the College, please notify the Office of Communication & Marketing so news can be shared with our community as appropriate

Foundation Board welcomes new directors, renews terms
New board members include two New Paltz alumni

Weekly update from the Career Resource Center – Aug. 31, 2020
This week: A new Sophomore Connections program, an IG Stories interview with alumna Annie Yu ’11 (Communication Studies, Journalism), Chief of Staff & Head of Operations at Vox Media, and more!

 
 
Students and faculty take advantage of the beautiful weather by holding an outdoor, socially distanced class near Wooster Hall. Photo by Robin Weinstein ’14 (Photography). 
 

Reopening FAQ of the day

Does the College have a plan for continuing instruction in the event a faculty member becomes unable to teach their classes?
Yes, the protocol for cases when an instructor is unable to complete a course is unchanged from the pre-COVID-19 era.
If a faculty member becomes unable to teach due to illness or for other reasons, their faculty colleagues will work with the department chair and other academic leaders to make arrangements for course instruction to continue in the original instructor’s absence.
The College's fall 2020 reopening plan is highly detailed and dense, and our corresponding list of FAQs runs to more than 10,000 words (and counting!). In an effort to make this very important information more digestible for campus community members, we're highlighting questions and answers in this newsletter, one per day, as the fall semester approaches.
Please note: We are working to update and add FAQs as planning continues and this situation evolves. We will prioritize sharing the most current information in this space.
 

Events and resources

Daily reminder: Complete your Health Screening at my.newpaltz.edu
Screening required for students and employees any day they plan to be on campus, and recommended as a daily habit even when off campus

Town Hall check-in with faculty and staff, Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Join the conversation on Zoom, or watch the livestream on the College's Youtube Channel

Join the New Paltz LGBTQ+ Allies for interactive workshops this fall

Network of students, faculty and staff will offer fall trainings beginning Sept. 2

Online Learning Orientation available to help new and returning students succeed in remote learning courses

This self-paced, optional resource is live on Blackboard now
Faculty are encouraged to review the the Orientation as well, and point students to modules that are relevant to their classes

Skills for Success: Free professional webinars for CSEA employees
Fall sessions on communication, technology, stress management and much more

Quality by Design: Four-week SUNY training on course design starts Sept. 28
Faculty can register now for professional development focusing on learner support, accessibility, collaboration and evaluation

 

The latest from media

Poskanzer to step down as president next summer
Steven G. Poskanzer, who served as SUNY New Paltz's president from 2001-2010, announces decision to leave current role after 11 years leading private liberal arts college in Minnesota
Carleton News, 8/28/20

 

From Our Community 

 
A new tradition at SUNY New Paltz returns with a full schedule of virtual events this week. All students are welcome to join, meet new people and learn more about our community!
 

Daily Digest readers: We want to hear from you! 

Our team is seeking input on how this newsletter can best serve students, faculty and staff as we all adjust to new ways of teaching, learning, working and living.
We're inviting submissions* and ideas of all kinds:
  • Have important news to share with the SUNY New Paltz community?
  • Developed an innovative solution to improve remote teaching and learning?
  • Figured out a lifehack to help yourself stay positive?
  • Want to share a photograph with friends and colleagues?
Please just reply to this email or write to communication@newpaltz.edu and let us know what you would like to see in this space. Thank you!
*Note: Opinions expressed by our contributors belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of SUNY New Paltz.
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Posted on: 10:00 AM on Fri, 28 August

   
This newsletter is a daily source of major campus news, information about events, useful tips for navigating campus this fall, and updates about new and confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our community. Read more here.
Students, faculty and staff will also receive important bulletins via the new NPForward text notification system.
 

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Overview of Positive Case Notification Protocol
  • Governor Cuomo issues guidance for infection rates on college campuses
  • COVID-19 testing schedule now available for mandatory testing for students 
  • Training opportunity: Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Rooms 
  • Students need to brush up on Blackboard skills? This new Online Learning Orientation for students is for you!
  • Introducing the College's COVID-19 Dashboard 
  • Weekend events for students: Aug. 28-30 
  • FAQ of the Day: Will the College work with students to provide safe internship experiences in fall 2020?
  • From Our Community: Brandon Fiege ’19 (Photography) ’20g (Business Administration and Management)
  • Events and resources
  • The latest from media
 

News from around campus

Overview of Positive Case Notification Protocol
Responding to our community’s questions about the communication protocol for COVID-19 reporting this fall

Governor Cuomo issues guidance for infection rates on college campuses
Guidance comes following reports of students at large gatherings, and experiences in other states with clusters developing with return to in-person classes

Testing schedule now available for mandatory COVID-19 testing for students
All students who live on campus or who are attending in-person classes are required to get tested beginning Aug. 31

Students: Need to brush up on Blackboard skills? This new Online Learning Orientation is for you!
Optional, self-paced course teaches tips and skills on a host of topics for success in remote and hybrid courses

Weekend events for students: Aug. 28-30
Tie-dye, outdoor movie night and yoga under the stars; RSVP in advance using ENGAGE

Training Opportunity: Blackboard Collaborate Breakout Rooms
Register now for hands-on training today and Tuesday, Sept. 1

 

Coronavirus updates

 

Aug. 28 report on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the campus community
There were no new cases reported on Thursday, Aug. 28 

COVID-19 Dashboard 

 
A new COVID-19 dashboard has been developed to provide real-time updates on positive cases that could pose a risk to the on-campus community. The dashboard includes a tally of “active cases,” defined as confirmed positive COVID-19 tests among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others.

This dashboard does not include tallies of positive cases among students taking online courses from home, or employees who are telecommuting and not coming to campus, as any such cases should not pose an on-campus health risk.
 

This tool is a work in progress and the College will add new metrics now that mandatory testing will begin Monday, Aug. 31.
Note: Active cases are defined as a confirmed positive COVID-19 test among individuals who have been on campus and may have exposed others. Learn more about our testing and tracing protocols here.

 

Reopening FAQ of the day