Georgetown Students- Join us for a Welcome Back meeting!

Join us on Monday, March 30th @4:00pm for a Georgetown Campus Welcome Back Meeting! The meeting will occur via Zoom and we invite you to attend to learn more about….

  • Being an online student
  • Changes in grading policies
  • Available and updated Resources
  • Updates to Advising Appointments
  • and Answer any questions you may have at this time

Please join us Monday 3/30 @4:00pm by clicking the following link: https://udel.zoom.us/j/992785094

Or you may simply call into the meeting by dialing 1+ 646-876-9923 and using Meeting ID number 992 785 094.

 

 

Mark Your Calendars: Wilmington Welcome Back Town Hall

Wilmington students– Advising staff will be hosting a town hall meeting on Zoom to answer all of your questions about online learning, new grading policies, updated advising hours and more!

Monday, March 30 at 12:30pm on Zoom

Link to join: https://udel.zoom.us/j/302583482

If calling in: Dial 646 876 9923 and enter the Meeting ID: 302 583 482

Tips for Online Coursework

Due to coronavirus (COVID19), coursework has been transitioned to online to support course continuity. For updates and additional resources, please visit www.udel.edu/coronavirus. The website provides extensive resources for online and remote learning.

Here are some tips as you transition to online learning:

  • Create a dedicated workspace
  • Structure your time
  • Minimize distractions
  • Stay mentally engaged
  • Engage with other students… virtually
  • Use campus resources and ask for help
  • Take a break!
Tips for online learning
Source: Dana Baker, Student Affairs Professional FaceBook Group

Useful Resources to Access Going Forward this Spring!

Please note the UD Resources available to students during this time:

  • The UD library plans to re-open when classes resume (March 30) with adjusted hours so that students have access to technology and academic resources.
  •  UD Dining is currently working on ensuring that there are food options for students who remain at UD.

Zoom Access for Online Learning & Video Conferencing

Zoom is an online conferencing platform that all UD students have access to. You may create your account at this time to be prepared for your online courses and academic advising procedures that will continue through the semester.

Canvas

  • Canvas for Students: http://www.udel.edu/canvas/
  • If any of your current courses did not use Canvas during the semester thus far, those instructors are currently transitioning their course to Canvas for the remainder of the semester. Please familiarize yourself with the new course additions as those courses are transition for online instruction.
  • Canvas Help for Students: https://sites.udel.edu/canvas/help-for-students/

 

University Updates Regarding Coronavirus:

 

Advising Resources & Helpful Advising Links:

 

 

 

Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) offering services throughout Spring 2020 semester, VIRTUALLY

Office of Academic Enrichment (OAE) resources will continue to be available Monday through Friday while students are off-campus, including:

TUTORING

Tutors have been instructed to cancel all in-person meetings until further notice, and we plan to offer our tutoring services remotely via Zoom when classes resume. All of our active tutors have been asked to register with Zoom and familiarize themselves with the program.

Individual (nominal fee): Students will continue to schedule appointments through Blue Hen Success. After an appointment has been confirmed, the tutor will email the tutee the Zoom remote meeting details. Collecting payments: tutees should make plans to use a cash-sending app such as cash app or venmo.

Signatures for payment: Tutors must obtain a student signature when payment is made by a sponsoring program. The Sign Easy app is one way for the student to sign and return documents to the tutor from a computer or phone.

Free PASS, Drop-in Tutoring: PASS tutors and drop-in tutors will offer weekly Zoom meetings for group online tutoring. Details will be posted on the website, including a meeting link and designated times for Q&A in the subject/class area. All sessions will function like an online drop-in tutoring session. Tutors will respond to questions on a first-come/first-served basis; all participants in the meeting will benefit from the review. Our office will prioritize support for subjects identified as being in high demand.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

OAE’s individualized academic support will be provided via Zoom. Students assigned to an Academic Advocate have been invited to make their appointments through Blue Hen Success. Students wishing to have an Academic Intake or follow-up appointment may call the office at 302-831-4555 during business hours or email Lys Murray (lysbet@udel.edu) to set up an appointment.

 

SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOPS

OAE In-person workshop series has been suspended until in-person classes resume. Our online workshops are free and available at any time. Topics include time management, key study skills, and (from University Studies) Choosing and Declaring a Major.

Social Media Book Giveaway!

Womxn’s Heritage Month: Social Media Book Giveaway
Student Diversity & Inclusion

Time for the next book giveaway! This month, we are highlighting Womxn’s Heritage Month by giving away copies of Redefining Realness by Janet Mock and My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor.

To win, check out our Instagram for an ongoing competition! Four giveaway winners will be chosen at the end of the month. Enter through Mar. 27 at 11:59 p.m. by commenting on the Instagram post and winners will be announced on Mar. 28!

Annual AAP Beach Grass Planting 2020!

Join AAP students, faculty, and alumni at our annual DNREC Beach Grass Planting event! Two locations to choose from: Rehoboth & Dover. The event will occur on Saturday, March 21, 2020 beginning at 9am and concluding at 12pm. Please contact Erin Tanner (etanner@udel.edu) to volunteer in Rehoboth, and Christine Grogan (cgrogan@udel.edu) to volunteer in Dover!

Paid Summer Internships & Fellowship with Delaware Nature Society

The Delaware Nature Society’s DuPont Environmental Education Center is offering 3 paid summer positions (1 Fellowship & 2 Internships). Please see below for information and additional position details.

Fellowship Position Summary: The Delaware River Watershed Fellow will serve as an ambassador for the Delaware Nature Society and the Delaware River watershed by engaging our community, emphasizing the importance of taking care of our local rivers and creeks, and helping DelNature better reach new audiences and audiences of color in Wilmington. By the end of the 12 weeks of service, the Watershed Fellow will be a local watershed expert and an ambassador to their community and will have introduced many new people to their local trails, waterways, and environmental center, as well as the steps they can take to help restore and protect the Delaware River Watershed.
Position Location: DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE. The Fellow will spend much of their time in and around the neighboring communities and Wilmington Riverfront. Additional Details can be found on their website.

Fellowship Application due April 15, 2020: Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Dakin Hewlett, Watershed Education Coordinator
DuPont Environmental Education Center
Delaware Nature Society
dakin@delnature.org

Internship Job Description:
The summer environmental education intern assists in the teaching and preparation of summer environmental programs for children and adults at DEEC. The intern will greet visitors, and lead or co-lead a variety of programs focusing on nature and fields related to the outdoors. Training and resources are available to gain knowledge in environmental science topics related to the site and region. Interns attend instructor-training workshops and develop an independent project based on individual interests and the needs of the organization. Training consists of both formal all-staff events and one-on-one observations, as well as trips to local nature centers, waterways, or natural lands. Additional Details can be found on their website.

Internship Application Process, due April 1, 2020:
Completed Delaware Nature Society application for employment. Resume and references may be omitted if information is the same as that which is required in the Application for Employment. Applications accepted through April 1, 2020. Application can be completed online at delnature.org/about/job-opportunities or emailed/mailed to:
Willa Rowan DuPont Environmental Education Center, 1400 Delmarva Lane, Wilmington, DE 19801 302-656-1490 x157, willa@DelNature.org