Resources for Fall 2021

Sun coming through trees in Oak Grove
Holi Celebration. Photo Credit: Matt Dilyard

August 2021 DFD Digest Newsletter

  • Opportunities to Gather (with evolving public health guidelines in mind)
  • Pre-Semester Professional Development Events
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Department Training Info
  • Resources for Course Prep: Calendars, Sample Syllabus Statements, Moodle, Teams, Infobase Learning Cloud
  • Outdoor Teaching Options
  • Upcoming Fall Events

Campus Guide (for all of campus)

  • Information on Health & Safety, Testing, the COVID-19 Dashboard

The Faculty Handbook

  • Statute of Instruction + info on Teaching Responsibilities, Advising, I.S., Benefits, Funding, Academic Policies, Faculty Governance, Committees, Course Evaluations, Biennial Reports, Tenure & Promotion Reviews, etc.

Academic Affairs for Faculty Team Files (sign in with your Wooster credentials)

  • Course time frequencies calendar (very helpful for anyone scheduling events or group meetings), the revised Academic Calendar with important dates, a Guide to Supporting Students with contact info for offices across campus
  • See also Channels within the AAfF Team devoted to Research & Study Leave Info (including sample proposals), DEI Work, Educational Policy Committee materials, etc.

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Academic Questions

Technology Questions

  • Educational Technology via email and virtual bookings can help with:
    • pedagogical applications of using software such as Teams, Word, etc.
    • support for WordPress and Moodle
    • digital Media Projects like podcasts, 3D modeling, iMovie
    • see staff profiles for their areas of expertise & what they can assist you with
  • The IT Help Desk is available from 8:30AM-5PM, M-F, @ 330-287-4357 (xHELP) or via email helpdesk@wooster.edu to help with:
    • scheduling classroom tech training
    • troubleshooting issues with Microsoft 365 products
    • answering questions about supported technology and software
    • assisting with equipment rental
    • see staff profiles for their areas of expertise
  • Students in need of help with technology? They can book an appointment with Student Technology Assistants.

Wellness Support

The Wellness Center counselors offer free 15-minute consultations every Friday 2-4pm for Faculty & Staff (you can sign up here)

And Chrysalis Family Solutions is the college’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provider. Employees and household members may receive six sessions/hours of service.

This website is maintained by the Dean for Faculty Development at the College of Wooster. Contact me if you have questions or suggestions. Dr. Christa Craven: ccraven@wooster.edu