June 2020
Thank You Faculty! A letter from the President.
Thank you! On behalf of the entire leadership team we want to congratulate you on reaching the end of what has to be the most challenging semester ever. We sincerely thank you for all that you did to help with a very difficult transition. We heard from many students that your support was unwavering.

Faculty Development & Opportunities

June 25 at 3pm
Join us for Summertime Virtual Happy Hour BINGO with your fellow faculty members. Sam D’Amato is back as our favorite BINGO caller to yell out some Summertime words and phrases and lead our happy hour discussion. See you there!
Continuing Online Group Trainings This Summer Offered by Online Learning
  • June 22 – Monday – 4:30 – 5:30 – Quizzes, Assessments, Accommodations
  • June 23 – Tuesday – 10:30 – 11:30 – Open Topics – for overall training
  • June 25 – Thursday – 2:00- 3:00 – Proctorio
  • June 30 – Tuesday – 10:30 – 11:30  – Open Topics – for overall training
  • July 2 – Thursday – 2:00- 3:00 – Panopto

>>Click here to sign up!

Managing Implicit Bias to Promote Equality Discussion
We invite you to join your colleagues on Tuesday, June 23rd from 3:00pm to 4:30pm for dialogue and discussion around implicit bias and the effort to create an equitable campus environment. Details and registration information are included below.

Implicit Biases play a role in every part of our lives, but we have very little conscious knowledge of how they impact our interactions with people and systems. Using the lens of current and past events, we will delve into implicit bias, its effect on our daily lives, and how we can work to change our personal biases over time. You will learn about specific debiasing techniques as well as a variety of resources that will help you enhance your ability to be an ally to communities in need.

Facilitated by Erie Niagara Area Health Education Center. A collaborative effort with Community Partners of WNY and CoNECT.

Register in advance for this meeting.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions? Contact Jeff Papia, Chief Mission Officer, papiaj@dyc.edu

Passion-Driven Statistics Workshops
It is statistics in the service of your own research – in the service of your passion. It is a multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting original research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics.
This summer, Kristin Flaming (kristin.flaming@gmail.com) will be hosting weekly virtual Passion-Driven Statistics workshops. These are informal Zoom sessions that allow you to drop in (at your convenience) for support or conversation. Kristin will be live each Wednesday and ready to help with each individual’s specific needs.

Dates: Every Wednesday from June 17th through August 5th
Times: 12:30 to 3:00 pm EDT

Why attend a Wednesday Workshop?

  • Support for adapting the model to your course
  • Software help
  • Resource development
  • Discuss a challenge in your course
  • Brainstorm new ideas
  • Learn how other partner’s use the model
  • Plan a boot camp to introduce faculty and students in your area to Passion-Driven Statistics
Use the Zoom link to join any Workshop Wednesday: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87387847868?pwd=Q0ZXT1RwSklSQlkwdmd1eWJublR6dz09

Meeting ID: 873 8784 7868
Password: 862355


“…D’Youville does not stand for the inequality, mistreatment, and killings of people of color and today is elevating this issue as a top institutional priority because it is literally a matter of life and death.”
A Message From D’Youville Regarding Racial Injustice
The racial climate in this nation has historically been and continues to be one that is not only unequal for people of color but, in many cases, dangerous.
D’Youville Announces Plan to Address Racial Justice
D’Youville announced three initiatives today to elevate the issue of racial inequality and add support to racial justice as a strategic institutional priority this year.
Responding to Bias and Incident Reporting
As we face the painful and difficult struggle ahead to address systemic bias and racism, many faces will emerge in our communities. Faces of those who are afraid; of those who are angry; of those who will lead; of those who disagree. We at D’Youville have said and will continue to uphold, we are…
Resources to Address Racial Injustice
As protests continue to erupt in response to the death of George Floyd, it is incumbent upon us all to affirm the inherent dignity of every individual and take action against racial injustice, the mistreatment of people of color, and discrimination in all of its forms. For the sake of our students,…

Teaching Methods

Passion-Driven Statistics Resources
It is statistics in the service of your own research – in the service of your passion. It is a multidisciplinary, project-based curriculum that supports students in conducting original research, asking original questions, and communicating methods and results using the language of statistics.
Designing Post-COVID Learning Spaces – Repost from Steelcase
So much uncertainty remains as K-12 schools, colleges and universities reopen or plan for the reopening of their buildings to students and educators. To ensure the safety of students, educators and staff, everything will look very different — from classrooms and cafeterias to playgrounds and…
Online Teaching Toolkit – Preparing for the Fall and Beyond
Supporting instructors transitioning to an online learning environment with resources and recommendations for immediate use, benefitting faculty & students.
Self-Recording Tips
There are many reasons you may find yourself needing to record one or more course videos from your home. Whether you’re teaching a fully online course, flipped classroom, or you need to be out of town and miss a lecture day, the following videos will walk you through some best practices and…
Teaching Online During COVID-19
Welcome! I’ve set up these resources to help people who are starting to move their classes temporarily online due to school closings. This is a difficult time, for sure. The temporary shift t…
9 Research-Based Teaching Strategies for Your Toolbox – The Classroom Key
Research based teaching strategies you can use today with a free printable chart.
27 Offbeat College Essay Topics
“How do you feel about Wednesday?”
What to do when students won’t do reading homework – Write on With Miss G
We all know the struggle of spending hours prepping a creative, engaging lesson for your favorite novel, only to get to class to find out half of your students didn’t even read the assigned chapter…

What We’re Reading

One example of climate change directly impacting higher education
Climate change has fallen away from public attention this season, given the demands of other issues.  I’m still tracking it, though, with an eye towards its impact on higher education, the su…
Online Education Offers New Ways to Identify and Support At-Risk Students
After colleges hastily moved online in response to the coronavirus, higher education leaders worried for low-income students and students of color. Research sho
Looking ahead to fall 2020
We’re now one week into June.  In higher education this means two unequal things: first, summer classes are under way, like mine.  Second, fall term planning is proceeding, which is a much la…
Covid-19 Has Worsened the Student Mental-Health Crisis. Can Resilience Training Fix It?
Mental Health Educational Resources
College student mental health and well-being is a major source of concern for higher education administrators, faculty, and staff. This page serves as a resource for faculty who support our students in and out of the classroom. It will continue to be added to.
Reaching out to Struggling Students, Virtually – ACUE

Other News
Covid-19 Communications Plan for Students and Parents
At D’Youville, we understand students and their parents throughout the country are experiencing significant concern regarding COVID-19, their communities reopening, and the return to on-campus college life.

FREE LAPTOPS FOR NEW FRESHMAN! We will also have an inventory of laptops reserved for returning students in need of technology. Questions or comments about the TechReady program can be addressed to Nik Peavy, Director of Student Development & Advocacy at peavyn@dyc.edu.
D’Youville Announces New Trustees
The D’Youville Board of Trustees announced the appointment of four new members to begin three-year terms this fall.
Congressman Higgins Announces Federal Grant for D’Youville Nursing Program
As Western New York continues to battle the novel coronavirus, Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) joined D’Youville in announcing a federal grant for the college’s nursing program.
A group of alumni volunteers from the class of 1970 organized themselves to create this photo collage. They were so proud to see this coming together and shared on social media.

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