This page collects resources available for faculty members as they transition to and conduct classes remotely. For information about the campus response to the coronavirus, please visit pugetsound.edu/coronavirus.
At the Logger Store, our primary responsibility is to ensure that students have access to the materials they need to succeed in their courses. With our transition to online learning, some students will lose access to course materials that they previously shared with classmates or instructors, or accessed via the library. To support our students, we’ve partnered with a digital course materials provider, Redshelf, and publishers, to launch Redshelf Responds, a program that provides free access to e-books to all University of Puget Sound students through May 25.
We welcome you to consider this free resource for your students by looking, or asking your administrative assistant to look, to see if books from your courses are available through Redshelf as e-books. You can search for books by title or ISBN at https://studentresponse.redshelf.com.
If appropriate, you can then recommend that students consider accessing those at that same url.
Further information, including answers to frequently asked questions can be found at: https://www.about.redshelf.com/redshelfresponds.
In addition, students may still purchase books needed to complete spring semester classes from the Logger Store website at pugetsound.edu/loggerstore. The Logger Store will offer free UPS Ground shipping on spring semester textbook orders. Use discount code FREESHIP at checkout.
The Center for Speech and Effective Advocacy will continue to support students and faculty members during Spring 2020, effective Wednesday, March 25, so that oral communication assignments can be completed in support of course learning goals.
If you have individual or group oral communication assignments in your remaining Spring syllabus: We have posted on the Speech Center web page several documents, under Faculty Resources, including an FAQ on managing presentations virtually. The documents are in Word, so edit and use as you wish. Our goal is, as much as possible, to ease preparations as you adjust to virtual teaching.
The Faculty Senate has approved temporary changes to our academic policies as recommended by the Academic Standards Committee in order to provide flexibility to our now remote-learning environment so that the faculty may better support our students, and to allow both students and faculty members to successfully complete the spring 2020 semester. Read the full message.
In addition, the existing Incomplete grade option is available to students and faculty as specified in the Bulletin (p. 46).
*The ASC affirms that intends that this policy means that for this semester, classes taken credit/no credit can still fulfill major, minor, and core requirements, though that is not usually within the provision of the credit/no credit option.
 Per the Bulletin (p. 44) “…courses taken with the Credit/No Credit option are not calculated into the student’s grade point average. If the professor submits a letter grade of C- or higher the student will receive credit for the course; if the professor submits a letter grade of D+ or lower the student will not receive credit for the course.”
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Tues., Mar. 18: News from our NWCCU accreditation about meeting regular learning objectives in irregular circumstances; retooling syllabi mid-semester to achieve learning objectives online
Wed., Mar. 19: Teaching experiential disciplinary content online
Thurs., Mar. 20: Maintaining and building classroom community online and leading discussion
Fri., Mar. 21: Assessments online: especially exams and oral presentations
Wed., Mar. 25: Teaching and parenting from home
Prior to making any decisions or purchases about new hardware or software purchases, faculty members and staff department heads must consult with Technology Services about their needs. Please do this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 253.879.8585. This will help us ensure that:
We don’t already have the product or a similar product available.
We can validate that it will work on our systems and with our other peripherals.
We acquire the product from vendors that offer special contract pricing (lowering the cost to the institution) and potentially the shortest lead time.
We have the ability to support the product through our service desk.
If these points are met, then Technology Services will be in contact with the area’s provost or vice presidents to approve the purchase. If the new technology is approved, then Technology Services must make the purchase to ensure that we are using our best vendor option for quality, speed of receipt, and price.