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January 2021

COVID Protocol Reminders
As we begin the Sp’21 semester, please keep in mind the following COVID protocols that we are rolling over from Fall ’20:
Faculty Development & Opportunities

Free training: Trans-Affirming Primary Care | Transgender Care & Hormone Therapy: Initiation and Maintenance 
This free webinar training is offered by the NYS Department of Health Aids Institute and offers free CME that will satisfy diversity training requirements. Jan 30, 2021 09:00 AM

RECAP Winter 2021 Faculty Development Day
Re-watch the presentations.

VIDEO: Branding in Five Minutes by Jesse Stoddard

Check out this short video clip created by Jesse Stoddard with Marketing Communications for a short introduction to Branding here at D’Youville!

Organizing Strategies for Research and Scholarship

Presented by Dr. Lisa Rafalson

Date: Thursday, February 4th
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Location: Zoom

Quick Tools for Assessing Gen Ed in Your Course
Presented by Sam D’Amato
Date: Tuesday, March 30th
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Location: Zoom

Early Assignment Creation for Gen Ed Rubrics 
Presented by Sam D’Amato
Date: Thursday, April 8th
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Location: Zoom

Checking In: Additional Supports for your Inclusive Teaching and Hosting Difficult Conversations  
Presented by Dr. Rachel Ersing
Date: Wednesday, April 14th
Time: 12:30-1:30PM
Location: Zoom
Our Faculty
The D’Youville College School of Pharmacy presents: “Our Best Shot” -a COVID-19 Vaccine Announcement
We would like to thank our faculty experts from the School of Pharmacy: Dr. Mario Baccari – Clinical Assistant ProfessorDr. Stacey Lampkin – Clinical Associa…

During the pandemic there has been an increased need for telehealth services especially for delivery of healthcare. Dr. Lacey Bromley in the Department of Physical Therapy has been invited to assist the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) in developing guidelines for both practitioners and patients. She joined the rehabilitation subgroup of the NMSS Medical Advisory Committee to create best practices for telemedicine for those living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). In addition, she was invited by the NMSS to be a speaker for a live “Ask an MS Expert” webinar to speak directly to persons with MS. During that event she addressed questions about rehabilitation in MS as well as tips and tricks when accessing a healthcare provider via telehealth.

With COVID-19 being like nothing the healthcare field had ever seen, there was a lot to be learned by physical therapists around the country. Dr. Pam Bartlo from D’Youville’s Physical Therapy Department is also Vice President of the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. In this capacity and as a cardiac and pulmonary PT, Pam was immediately called upon to help colleagues that weren’t used to treating patients with such large pulmonary system involvements. Since the pandemic started, Pam has given several webinars and continuing education presentations for PTs around the country. One such presentation was part of the PACER Project (Post-Acute COVID-19 Exercise and Rehabilitation). The presentation that Dr. Bartlo and her colleague gave on pulmonary rehabilitation currently has almost 11,0000 views on YouTube.

The D’Youville Pedagogical Playbook
A Resource Collection for College Faculty The ITI and the ITI Advisory Committee are developing a new project: The Pedagogical Playbook – an idea submitted at the 2020 Ideation Huddle. The Pedagogical Playbook will be a video resource for faculty to share tips, tools, and teaching stories with one another – “faculty helping faculty”. Our goal is to gather at least one video per academic department. Please consider submitting a short video (5-25 minutes) with the ITI. Suggested topics below:

  • Tell us about a lesson that goes really well every time.
  • Tell us about how you connect with your students.
  • Tell us about a challenge you faced one day in the classroom.
  • What has your online lab experience been like?
  • What has teaching online been like for you?
  • What are some teaching tools you can’t live without?
  • What are some resources or tips you can share with your colleagues?
Teaching Methods
Take a Seat in the Harvard MBA Case Classroom
Have you ever wondered what it was like to experience Harvard Business School’s Case Method teaching style? Watch the Harvard MBA Case Method classroom brought to life by Professor Tsedal Neeley and a section of current students and see for yourself what it’s like to be cold-called, participate in lively debates, and how this teaching style leads to emotional intelligence and lifelong application.

What is notable about the class above?
  • Students learn how to present in a concise matter.
  • Students learn from the different viewpoints of their classmates.
  • The faculty members is a conductor of the ‘orchestra of students’, not necessarily a musician.
  • Students push their own thinking by challenging their perspectives in comparison to others.
  • Time on task builds confidence.
  • The faculty member really encourages the energy in the room.
  • Energetic conversations with peers builds intellectual stimulation.
Educational Technology
New to online learning? Start small!
A few general points to keep in mind as you (re)design and prepare to teach your remote/hybrid course.
Canvas Feature Updates and Reminders
Welcome to the start of the Spring 2021 semester. Below are a few updates/reminders from the Online Learning team to help you with the start of a new semester.

Carnegie Mellon University: Building an Infrastructure for Data-Informed Learning Improvement -Marsha C. Lovett
As part of an ongoing effort to track and explore developments in student learning outcomes assessment, NILOA has published over 20 institutional case studies. We are now revisiting and updating some of those earlier examples in order to understand more concretely how campus assessment practices evolve over time—through lessons learned from local experience but also as a result of changes in institutional priorities, the launch of new initiatives, leadership transitions, and trends in the larger assessment movement.
Inclusive Teaching

From GLYS Western New York, Inc.

Quarterly Trainings that cover LGBTQ+ cultural competency, GLYS services, how to be LGBTQ+ friendly/welcoming and more!

• Increase knowledge about LGBTQ+ youth issues
• Examine your own implicit biases and prejudices toward LGBTQ+ people
• Learn LGBTQ+ local and national history
• Guidelines for offering friendlier and more inclusive programming and services
• Understand how LGBTQ+ people are viewed clinically & how they view themselves
• Knowing the rights of LGBTQ+ people

The dates are as follows for 2021:

February 19, 2021 May 21, 2021 August 20, 2021 November 19, 2021

Faculty Wellness

D’Youville has launched a new telehealth program for employees and students called SaintsCare. The service will provide access to 24/7/365 mental telehealth support, with no cost at the time of visit!

What We’re Reading

Higher Ed Under Biden-Harris: Live Updates
In his first weeks in office, President Biden has pledged action on many higher-ed issues, including reversing Trump-era policies. The Chronicle is tracking those steps and analyzing what they mean.
Some Colleges Revamped the Academic Calendar in Response to the Pandemic. Here’s What They Learned.
Colleges that switched to shorter terms concluded the pace is exhausting, but it helped mitigate the challenges created by Covid-19.
Some podcasts I’m listening to in January 2021
What podcasts are good to listen to? I’ve been listening to podcasts since their first wave, after the term was coined in 2004. Now, during their second wave, this golden age of podcasts, I l…
Other News


Just a friendly reminder that the add/drop period for the spring 2021 semester begins today for classes that run the full term and ends on 1/31/2021. Solutions is available to help you with any questions you may have throughout the term so feel free to reach out to us.


Fitness Center News and Scheduling | ITI | Institute for Teaching Innovation at D’Youville
Welcome back, Saints! We are excited to re-open the fitness center this spring semester for the campus community. Opening day for the fitness center will be Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
Tutoring Services for your Students
Welcome back, Saints! There are some new and exciting updates with regards to all the FREE tutoring services D’Youville offers.
Academic Affairs Announcement: 2021 Spring Semester
Good day! I hope this email finds you well. I want to take a moment to re-introduce myself to you. I am Dr. Georita Marie Frierson, but go by Dr. G. I was recently appointed on December 21st as the Vice President of Academic Affairs, which I am holding in an interim capacity. During the first…
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