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Roadmap for Reopening: Preparing the Learning Environment

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Amy Bosley, Vice President, Organizational Development and Human Resources This Saturday, August 1, 2020, we will begin to implement Phase 2 operations. Valencia has a plan to support employees who are returning to an on-site work location, ensuring a safe, smooth and successful transition. As shared in previous updates, we formed four interdisciplinary task forces to […]

Laptops Available for Students for Fall Term

Thursday, July 30, 2020 For Valencia students who may not have access to a laptop, our Office of Information Technology (OIT) team, in partnership with the Campus Store, has continued its laptop program for the fall term.  The Acer Travelmate Celeron 1.1 GHz Windows 10 computers with 4GB RAM will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To […]

Everything Looks Different Online, Including Disability A...

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Deborah Larew, Director, Students with Disabilities The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) has received a lot of questions concerning how accommodations might be different in the online environment compared to the face-to-face environment. Most accommodations will look the same; however, there are a few differences. Accommodations such as additional […]

Howard Tate Brings Industry Experts to Students; Faculty ...

By Claudia Zequeira Thursday, July 30, 2020 Howard Tate, part-time faculty, film production technology, knows the value of information and experience. And he brings a lot of it to Valencia College students with more than 25 years in television. But he believes his students need more. Howard, who has worked on video projects as a […]

Title IX Procedural Changes Coming August 14

Thursday, July 30, 2020 The U.S. Secretary of Education has amended regulations implementing Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 that will result in Valencia College implementing some necessary procedural changes in our Discrimination, Harassment and Related Misconduct Policy, 6Hx28:2-01. As the regulations will be effective Friday, August 14, 2020, the College will update the procedures within this policy online by this […]

Faculty Governance Update — July 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Stanton Reed, President, Collegewide Faculty Association As I celebrate a full year of being the Collegewide Faculty Association president, I must reflect. What a year it’s been. For me personally, this experience has been a fantastic, positive experience. I’ve gotten to do so many things I haven’t done before, such as informing […]

Canvas Update — Batch Edit Assignment Dates

Thursday, July 30, 2020 A Message from Geni Wright, Director, Online Teaching and Learning  Canvas has released a new feature to support faculty in editing due dates for multiple assignments at once. This feature provides a more efficient process to change due dates within a course. To locate the Batch Edit feature, go to your Assignments tab […]

Schedule a Virtual Financial Education for Your Class

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 If you feel like your students could use a boost in real, practical, financial skills, Addition Financial — Valencia College’s preferred financial institution — is available to join your online classroom to teach a virtual lesson. One of the credit union’s experts will join your group via video chat to teach about […]

Advising and Answer Centers Offer Extended Hours

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 To better accommodate our students, we have temporarily extended the hours of the Answer Center and the Advising Center to support fall 2020 registration. Both centers will remain online during the fall term. New hours are as follows: Answer Center Monday—Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: […]

New Faculty Institute Will Provide Orientation to...

Thursday, July 16, 2020  Coming this summer is the New Faculty Institute, which will provide a robust and supportive orientation experience for all new faculty to the College. The institute will share knowledge, resources and tools to develop equity-minded materials and strategies to create an inclusive classroom climate and syllabus. It will also demonstrate effective classroom […]