Special COVID-19 Edition – Week of 3/23

Letter from Leah
Dear faculty,
It seems like last week was an eternity ago. The COVID-19 situation continues to evolve around the world and it is forcing us to change normal operations frequently. I have heard from a few of you that this situation has forced us all to learn new ways of working and new technologies. Thank you all for being nimble as we pivot to make accommodations for students and our normal services, including developing online content to meet students where they are, recording audio clips for virtual open houses, and serving as a support link for our students. We appreciate you! This is the second of the weekly emails that aggregate the COVID-19 information for you in order to prevent missed messages.
-Take great care of yourselves, your families, and our students.
D’Youville’s Official COVID-19 Web Page:
COVID-19 D’Youville is actively monitoring the global and regional situation, as we are keeping the health and safety of our community a top priority. 
D’Youville is actively monitoring the global and regional situation, as we are keeping the health and safety of our community a top priority. Institutional leadership is drafting emergency plans for future campus events to ensure no unneeded risk is introduced to the community. Should a campus event be transitioned to a digital experience or canceled due to COVID-19, we will share updates with you directly via email as soon in advance as possible. Should D’Youville need to initiate an emergency campus closure, we will share this information with you via our emergency notification system and follow-up with details via…
Letter to our D’Youville Community from President Lorrie Clemo
I am reaching out to campus in this time of uncertainty as we adjust to the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The response of our D’Youville Community to this global crisis has been nothing short of superhuman. We have come together in remarkable ways, and it has been very comforting…
D’Youville College plans to graduate healthcare workers early to help battle COVID-19
As New York’s hospital system braces for the arrival of more COVID-19 patients, D’Youville College in Buffalo announced plans to move up graduation for…

HR Telework Resource: Transitioning to the Online Work Environment

D’Youville has temporarily implemented a policy for our team members to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Take a look at this resource.

D’Youville accelerating graduation for high-need healthcare fields
D’Youville College to accelerate graduation for some pharmacy, nursing students to help with COVID-19 fight
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – D’Youville College will accelerate graduation for high-need healthcare fields as New York’s healthcare system braces for “unprecedented levels of stre…
A Message to the Faculty – From Jeremiah Davie, PhD, President – Faculty Senate
Earlier this evening, you received a letter from Dr. Clemo updating the D’Youville College community on the effects the COVID-19 pandemic has, and will continue to have, on the lives of students, faculty, and staff. At the start of 2020, who would have imagined that an institution that has prided…
D’Youville Board of Trustees Resolution Recognizes Faculty, Staff and Administration
In deep appreciation for all that you have done in support of our students, the Board of Trustees passed the attached resolution at a Special Meeting of the Board last night.
Faculty Development & Opportunities
TRAININGS OFFERED – Office 365, Zoom, Canvas, Panopto, and Proctorio – from Information Services
Per the communication sent last week, part of the continued efforts regarding contingency planning for the Covid-19 Pandemic includes a transition to Online Learning.  With this transition, the IT Department Tech Support staff will be offering training sessions over the next two weeks.  This is…
Our Faculty
TVEyes Media Monitoring Suite – [Transcript]
Dr. Maureen Finney on Channel 7
Transcript Log In WKBW-BUF (ABC) – Buffalo, NY7 Eyewitness News at 11 + Local Market Viewership: 28,173Local Publicity Value: $1,872.80per 30s Local Household Rating/Share 4.682/9.992 Viewership…
Dr. Lauren Clay speaks on improving family health post-disaster
Hear what she told us on Wake Up!
Teaching Methods
RESOURCES – Instructional Continuity Plan – Online Learning
There are a variety of circumstances which may require you to temporarily take your class online with minimal notice: a campus closure, flu outbreak, etc.
Leading Our Classes Through Times of Crisis with Engagement and PEACE | Faculty Focus
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused a fast and radical shift across colleges and universities to remote and online teaching models.

Making the Move to Online Courses: Resources to Inform Teaching and Learning
In the spirit of providing a synthesis and go-to-resource for the transition to remote work and learning for faculty, staff, and students, NILOA is maintaining a Google Document with tailored resources to assist in this momentus shift…
Letter to Students from Benjamin Grant (BG), Chief Student Affairs Officer | Interim
Books, and Readings, and Research…OH MY!
The subject of this email is a nod to the classic story of The Wizard of Oz which showcases how to navigate through an unusual and mysterious land – much like we’re doing during the COVID-19 situation – and although I don’t have any ruby slippers that will get us back to normal simply by…
Educational Technology
Online Learning Update – 3/25/20
A couple updates today. First, the Online Learning Staff has expanded our hours of service to 8am-6pm M-F, and a staff member “on call” nights and weekends monitoring the onlinelearning@dyc.edu email address. We will get back to you ASAP if you contact us via the email address.
Online Learning Updates – 3/23/20
The Online Learning team has had several requests for help with Proctorio. To help, we’ve created the attached guide for using Proctorio during COVID-19. In addition to our online team, Proctorio offers 24/7 support by email at support@proctorio.com, or by phone at 1-866-948-9087 or…
REMINDER: Continuation of Technology Support Guidelines Update 03/23/2020
Guidance for the Online Academic Environment
from Jeremiah Davie, PhD, President – Faculty Senate
I hope that this email finds you, your family, and all those that you care about safe and in good health. The Faculty Senate Executive met today with a sub-committee of faculty and administration looking to provide guidance to all faculty as we transition to operating in a wholly online environment…
How schools can ramp up remote learning programs quickly with Microsoft Teams | | Microsoft EDU
COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people around the world. As Jared and Lily Zheng shared yesterday, the daily routines of millions, including educators and students, have been impacted. And our Micr

ZOOM: Quick Tips and Helpful Hints
by Tech Support
Please find below some helpful tips and reminders for using ZOOM on any device with your D’Youville College account

by Stephanie Atti, Associate Director of Academic Advisement and Planning
First Thing

At the start of each day, check your DYC email and Canvas course pages for any Announcements, as things are evolving and changing on a daily (even hourly) basis.

Don’t Let Online Classes Fool You

Working from home and taking all online classes often require more self-discipline and self-directed learning compared to in-person classes. Reach out to your professors as often as you need to help with your transition to online classes. You can also reach out to your academic advisor

Inclusive Practices
Supporting Students in Crisis
Supporting students in crisis: online resources for the higher education community
Help Support Your Undergraduate Students with EAB Navigate
from Mimi Steadman, EdD, Vice President of Academic Affairs
I have heard from many of you about your compassionate efforts to support students as they enter an online learning environment or face other life disruptions due to the current pandemic. I am pleased to share with you the message below from Ryan Miller in the Student Success Center.
Spectrum to offer free broadband and WiFi to K12 and college students without it
The company says free broadband and Wi-Fi access will be available for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students.
Supporting Students During COVID-19 | The Hope Center
As experts on the daily crises that derail #RealCollege students and prevent them from completing their degrees our team at the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice offers the following considerations and resources to support your work.
Faculty Wellness

Self – Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic
from Jim Sturm, Dean of Students
As we all try to cope with the changes that are occurring, please take care of yourself both physically and emotionally.  It can be easy to fall into bad habits while trying to balance online school work, social distancing, and constantly updated news sources everywhere we turn.  We have compiled a list of self-care and coping skills listed below that can be utilized during this time.  Try to think positively and see this as an opportunity to have time for yourself when life as a college student is often chaotic.  Please reach out if needed – the Personal Counseling Center will remain staffed and we are here to help you through this difficult time.  Stay safe and healthy.

Self-Care and Coping Skills during the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Take a long shower or bath
  • Find free workouts online
  • Use essential oils
  • Guided meditation
  • Go outside as much as possible while following social distancing practices
  • Repeat positive affirmations
  • Yoga
  • Nourish your body with healthy foods
  • Build a pillow fort
  • Set up a zoom session to catch up with friends
  • Do a 30 day squat/abs/arms workout challenge with friends or family
  • Blast music and dance it out
  • Stay hydrated
  • Try new recipes
  • Process your emotions
  • Take breaks from social media
  • Read a book for enjoyment
  • Go through things to make a donation pile
  • Write in a journal
  • Play a game with friends over zoom
  • Download an audio book and listen while taking long walks
  • Scribble or doodle (look up Zentangle)
  • Re-watch your favorite TV show from the beginning
  • Spend time with your pets
  • Take this opportunity to clean
  • Create or build something
  • Take up a new hobby
  • Make a list of blessings in your life
  • Hunt for your perfect dream home
  • Search online for new songs/artists
  • Make a list of goals for the week/month/year/5 years
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan, China.

What We’re Reading

COVID-19 in 2020: several scenarios
For nearly two months I’ve been tracking the coronavirus outbreak.  I’ve been sharing forecasts, examining analyses, and collecting forecasts here, on Twitter, on LinkedIn, and Facebook…
Colleges develop strategies for recruiting students without a campus visit
Colleges turn to online programs and other efforts to make up for loss of access to campuses. Some colleges are also extending the May 1 deadline.
The  2020 Survey of College and University Student Affairs Officers | Inside Higher Ed
They find themselves at the center of many campus disputes.
Other News
Important Update on Campus Operations from D’Youville President Lorrie Clemo
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Submit Your Daily Dose of Encouragement

Please take a moment to consider a contribution to our “Daily Dose of Encouragement” series in the effort to bring levity, positivity, and support to our students.

Any videos to be submitted for the “Daily Dose of Encouragement” series must be less than one minute long, shot with your personal phone, and sent to stoddarj@dyc.edu for consideration of being posted to our social media accounts. Please make sure to include your full name and title/department or class year in your message, and address our students directly.

Research and Scholarship Day – CANCELLED
Unfortunately, this year’s Research and Scholarship Day is cancelled. This year’s Day promised to be the largest, most intercollegiate event that D’Youville held so far.

May 2020 Chiropractic Ceremonies Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Chiropractic program Hooding & Pinning and White Coat Ceremonies have been postponed to a date yet to be determined.  In the coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the latest information and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  In alignment with the direction of D’Youville leadership, we will determine how and when to proceed safely with these events.

Please send any questions or concerns to Rachel Ersing at ersingr@dyc.edu

The April 8th Interprofessional and April 27th TeamSTEPPS Events Have Been Postponed
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and closing of campus, the Interprofessional Events Scheduled on April 8th: Communicate to Improve Healthcare and April 27th: TeamSTEPPS: Create a Winning TEAM are postponed until the Fall 2020 semester.

A Message to Students, Faculty and Staff:
From James Nowak, Director of the Student Solutions Center

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Solutions Team wants you to know that we are committed to the continuance of service for students, faculty and staff as we enter these uncharted waters together

A letter from our Librarians
Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak, the Montante Family Library Research librarians will be working Remotely until further notice.

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