March 29, 2020
Today's update is a pile of links. If you are groaning at the prospect, I admit we are in a blizzard of links. However, I am limiting myself mostly to one topic: Supporting Students.
Information for Students - This page brings together our communications with students regarding Spring Term 2020:
Information for Faculty & Staff - A similar page of communications to faculty and staff.
https://www.knox.edu/ coronavirus-covid-19- information/information-for- faculty-and-staff
Updates to the "Going Online" Page
- Early Alerts: An updated "Early Alerts Info Sheet" is now posted in the Policy Documents.
- Free Resources: To reach some free resources, such as the Cambridge University Press resources, you may need to access them through the Library's proxy server.
Our authentication method to most e-resources is via proxy server. Proxy server authentication requires that links to e-resources be constructed to force off-campus users to authenticate via the proxy server first (you will be prompted to enter your Knox email username--omit the @knox.edu part--and Knox email password). Therefore, the only links that actually work in this fashion are those that are on our library web site. For example, you can find the free Cambridge sites (textbooks, companions, and elements) on the library's web page--click on the Databases tab in the box in the center, or scroll down to the section "Additional Resources for Remote Teaching & Learning". Read more about connecting to the proxy server here.
- Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: A recorded webinar on supporting students and a follow-up planned for April 3:
Small College POD Network has recorded a webinar on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy by Mays Imad (Pima Community College). And a second webinar on Trauma-Informed Learning, also by Mays Imad, is scheduled for Friday, April 3. Full information is here: http://departments.knox. edu/facdev/goingonline/ traumainformedpedagogy.htm
These links are now accessed easily through the Knox Faculty Development page: http:// departments.knox.edu/facdev/
One final note: Students in your courses will be delighted to hear from you before classes begin on April 1. They are as anxious as anyone to see how this term will unfold.
Michael A. Schneider
Provost and Dean of the College