CWUNewsNews Quarter Activities - Provost Letter to Students, 11 Aug 2020 08:51:25<p>August 6, 2020</p> <p><br /> Dear CWU Student,<br /> There is a growing excitement on campus, as the start of fall quarter grows nearer. While the current COVID-19 situation has prompted us to change the ways we teach, live, and learn, one thing has remained constant&mdash;the commitment of CWU&rsquo;s faculty and staff to providing you with the best quality education possible.&nbsp;</p> <p>With that in mind, I am writing to let you know that the modality of at least one course in your fall course section may have been changed. Not all in-person courses have transitioned to an online-only structure, so please check your fall schedule on MyCWU.</p> <p>The 2020 fall quarter is only five weeks away. But despite the challenges, we are optimistic that the university can and will work through this challenge and gain strength and wisdom along the way. Campus life obviously will be different with residence hall accommodations moved to single occupancy with dedicated restrooms and student life and non-classroom academic activities limited to groups of 10 or less.</p> <p>Pending additional guidance from state and county health officials, students will still have access to the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC), Outdoor Pursuits and Rentals (OPR), computer labs, and the library. The Office of Student Involvement is planning fun, engaging in-person and virtual events, such as Tie-Dye Mask Making, Drive-In Movie Night, Geek Out Game Night, and Haunting at Central, as well as weekly trivia and movie nights. All events and activities will exercise physical distancing, and conform to health and safety precautions such as wearing face coverings and following proper sanitization procedures.</p> <p>Students also will have opportunities to engage in experiential learning activities, such as volunteer work through the Center for Leadership and Community Engagement (CLCE), undergraduate research projects, and creative activities with faculty mentors. Activities and meetings for CWU clubs and organizations will continue as well. All such activities will follow best practices for health and safety, such as physical distancing and the wearing of face coverings, and proper sanitizing procedures will be followed. While these gatherings may feel different than in years past, their goal of bringing students together remains unchanged.</p> <p>We recognize that some students will choose to live somewhere other than Ellensburg or the&nbsp;cities where our eight university centers and sites are located while they attend classes.&nbsp;&nbsp;Fortunately, these students will still have access to all of Central&rsquo;s resources, such as the library&nbsp;and health center. And because of the innovative nature of our planned events and activities,&nbsp;all students will be able to enjoy the CWU experience together.</p> <p>Whether you are in Ellensburg, at a CWU site or center &mdash; or anywhere in the world &mdash; we want&nbsp;you to feel part of the CWU community during this difficult time. We will be offering support to&nbsp;help students adjust to online learning, CWU Libraries will be offering a variety of virtual and inperson&nbsp;resources to maximize learning opportunities, and our student clubs and organizations&nbsp;are working hard to develop a robust program of in-person and virtual activities.</p> <p>The leadership team at CWU, in coordination with Kittitas County Public Health and Governor&nbsp;Jay Inslee&rsquo;s office, have developed a plan for opening this fall that takes into account a wide&nbsp;range of eventualities while acknowledging the dynamic nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. We&nbsp;know that the changing nature of the virus &mdash; and, by extension, our university plans &mdash; is&nbsp;challenging for everyone.</p> <p>Please know that the entire CWU community is behind you, and we are working hard to ensure&nbsp;a rewarding and engaging university experience for all of our students this fall, no matter where&nbsp;you are.</p> <p>Sincerely,</p> <p><br /> Michelle DenBeste<br /> Provost/Vice President for Academic and Student Life</p> Professional Development: Educational Webinars, 28 Jan 2019 11:17:27<p><strong>Innovative Educators by Go2Knowledge</strong></p> <p>CWU now has a membership with Innovative Educators called Go2Knowledge. This membership allows for unlimited access to&nbsp;live and recorded webinars that cover a variety of professional development topics relevant to faculty, staff, and students. To access these webinars, please click on the link below for detailed instructions:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Innovative Educators Webinar Access</a></p> <p>Live webinar registrants will also receive a link to the recording of the webinar after the webinar concludes. Please see below for links to recordings of some of the webinars that CWU faculty/staff have already viewed:</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Incorporating Mindset, Belonging &amp; Resilience In Your First-Year Program</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Motivating Committees, Task Forces &amp; Teams: Managing For Results Without Authority</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Designing Effective Rubrics: How To Align Learning Outcomes, Instructional Activities &amp; Course Assignments</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">The Impact Of COVID-19 On Higher Education: Preparing For The Changing Landscape &amp; Economic Consequences</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Virtual Customer Service: How to Train Frontline Employees</a></li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Designing Meaningful Learning Objectives That Foster Alignment Between Teaching Activities &amp; Assessments</a></li> </ul> <p><b>Interinstitutional Committee for Undergraduate Studies (ICUS)</b></p> <p>The Council of Presidents Interinstitutional Committee for Undergraduate Studies (ICUS) has hosted a series of discussions over the 2019-20 academic year intended for faculty leaders at Washington&#39;s public baccalaureate institutions. The intent is to provide national, state and sector-related content to inform your work as faculty leaders on your campuses.&nbsp;</p> <p>Click on the links below to view the webinars as well as webinar resource materials.</p> <p>The first webinar, hosted in November 2019, introduced an overview of Washington&#39;s higher education ecosystem, the disruptors our sector faces&nbsp;and the responses by key influencers to the disruptors.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">November Webinar: Washington&#39;s Higher Education Ecosystem</a></li> <li><a href="/associate-provost/sites/" target="_blank">November Webinar: Script</a></li> </ul> <p>The second webinar, hosted in January 2020, focused on the sometimes-disjunctive responses between the institutions and the state to issues in the policy spotlight.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">January Webinar: The Disjunction: Understanding Higher Education Policy at the State and Institutional Level</a></li> <li><a href="/associate-provost/sites/" target="_blank">January Webinar: Script</a></li> </ul> <p>The third, and final webinar, to be hosted March 6th, builds on the faculty-to-faculty dialogue from January to explore who we are as a collection of institutions - &quot;the sector&quot; and the value and who are we as individual institutions within the sector that brings value to all of us, students and the state.</p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">March Webinar: The Sector and the Institutions: Who we are as a Sector and the Individual Value Proposition within the Sector </a></li> <li><a href="/associate-provost/sites/" target="_blank">March Webinar: Script</a></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please contact the Office of the Associate Provost with any questions at 509.963.1404&nbsp;or via email at</p> Campus Moves Schedule and Moves Check List, 27 Jul 2018 13:36:18<p><img alt="" src="" />Please click on the link below for the most up-to-date schedule of campus moves. Please note that this schedule is subject to change due to delays and/or unanticipated openings. This schedule is current as of February 28th, 2020:</p> <p><a href="/associate-provost/sites/" target="_blank">Current Campus Moves Schedule</a></p> <p>Additionally, below is a link to the checklist for all move projects:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Campus Moves Check List</a></p> <p>And here is a link for union-related moving restrictions:</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">Union-Related Moving Restrictions</a></p>