Virtual information sessions for UMaine faculty — July 27–31

Five virtual information sessions for University of Maine faculty were held July 27–31. The first, led by President Joan Ferrini-Mundy, UMS Chancellor Dannel Malloy and Interim Provost Faye Gilbert, was co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Faculty Senate and AFUM. This is a link to a recording of the July 27 information session.

The other information sessions throughout the week:

The Student Experience: From Moving in, to Testing, to Campus Activities and Student Services

Facilitators: Robert Dana, Andra Bowen, Andrea Gifford and Lauri Sidelko

This session is designed to provide faculty members and other participants with an overview of the student experience for fall 2020, including moving in, testing, student engagement and Student Life services. This is a link to a recording of the July 28 information session.

Safety and Physical Setup of Rooms 

Facilitators: Geremy Chubbuck, Ryan Ward, Doug Cyr and Stewart Harvey

This session will review the work done this summer to prepare classrooms and buildings for the fall return. It also will review the operational work that has been done and is planned. This is a link to a recording of the first July 29 information session.

Teaching modalities/support for preparation/Brightspace

Facilitators: Monique LaRocque and Peter Schilling

Discussion among faculty about approaches to fall classes, including remote teaching, F2F/hybrid and Brightspace. Faculty will be able to engage in conversation with their colleagues about how they are approaching different teaching/learning modalities, and what resources are available to support them as they prepare their fall classes. This is a link to a recording of the second July 29 information session.

Testing Protocols 

Facilitators: Melissa Maginnis, Chip Gavin and Dick Young

This session will focus on the scientific rationale for testing, and the planning and logistics of asymptomatic and symptomatic testing. This is a link to a recording of the July 31 information session.