Dear Brockport Faculty and Staff,
I want to reach out and say thank you for those of you who have already taken the time to fill out yesterday’s survey about planning for the possible elimination of face-to-face classes. I sincerely appreciate the many responses that have come in, the suggestions you have made, and the detailed descriptions of the support you would need. It is clear that you will do whatever is necessary to ensure our students’ success.
If you have yet to fill out this survey, it can be found here.
I am still hopeful that this situation will not come to pass and am following the guidance that is being provided by SUNY. We have a provost conference call tomorrow at 4:00 and I hope to have additional information after that time. It is a fluid situation.
As we continue to evolve through this process, many support departments across campus are preparing resources to assist you. There will be a resource website launching soon. The Academic Systems & Instructional Support (ASIS) team, that supports your Blackboard needs, has created a “Blackboard 101 – Accelerated Online Preparation” instructional resource guide. This guide can be found in Blackboard under “My Organizations” list, and is labeled Brockport Training (see images below).
The ASIS team is also planning on holding open sessions where instructors can drop in for consultations and brief overview/introductions to resources:
Tuesday, 3/10/2020 – 5 to 6 pm (Drake 55A)
Wednesday, 3/11/2020 – 10 to 11 am (CELT)
Wednesday, 3/11/2020 – 10 to 11 am drop-in (Downtown/REOC Room 532) The rest of the day by appointment
Wednesday, 3/11/2020 – 5 to 6 pm (Drake 55A)
Thursday, 3/12/2020 – 1 to 2 pm (Drake 55A)
Friday, 3/13/2020 – 9 to 10 am (Drake 55A)
Tuesday, 3/17/2020 – 1 to 2 pm (Collaborate)
Wednesday, 3/18/2020 – 10 to 11 am (CELT)
Thursday, 3/19/2020 – 1 to 2 pm (Collaborate)
Again, thank you for your flexibility and understanding during this stressful time. I appreciate your hard work and support of all of our students. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available.
Katy Heyning, PhD
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs