COVID-19 Ideas

Divest from CMPD + Disarm Campus Police In Reserve

As Davidson College makes financial adjustments in light of COVID-19, the College should reduce the amount of funding that the Davidson College Campus Police Department receives. This approach will address two ongoing challenges that the College faces: (a) how to cut expenditures without laying off/furloughing staff, and (b) how to "prepare students for lives of leadership and service."

The recent murders of George Floyd,... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? Student Support Services Team

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Some ideas for thought! In Reserve

Hi all! Thank you for all the hard work you have been doing to get us back to campus as safely as possible.

I am sure that you are aware of these items but I wanted to pass along some of the things that Duke University is doing that I think we should consider. See the attached image for some of their plans to keep the community safe when returning back to campus. (Testing, an app to submit daily health checks, students... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? The Well-Examined Life Team

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Wellness Package In Reserve

Problem: Students need a centralized place to access a range of resources to support their health and wellness, particularly if our community will be remote or partially remote.

Idea: Create a single website/resource that holds all the health and wellness resource options for students. These should be organized from individual-based to broader-based opportunities with a range of synchronous and asynchronous options that... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? Building Student Community Team

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Establish a virtual "Common" or "Union" In Reserve

Problem: The handoff of the incoming class from Admissions to Registrar/Advising and Curricular Support and early-touch departments in Student Life is an important aspect of the first-year experience. However, the process in the past has generally been a multi-lateral effort that is stretched out through the spring and late into the summer. Under the circumstances, and to prepare for the possible covid-19 contingencies,... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? First Year Experience Team

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Coordination and acceleration of communication to incoming class In Reserve

Problem: The handoff of the incoming class from Admissions to Registrar/Advising and Curricular Support and early-touch departments in Student Life is an important aspect of the first-year experience. However, the process in the past has generally been a multi-lateral effort that is stretched out through the spring and late into the summer. Under the circumstances, and to prepare for the possible covid-19 contingencies,... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? First Year Experience Team

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Minerva Forum Pilot Project In Reserve

Problem: Davidson's instructors transitioned their courses quickly to remote emergency teaching this spring. While some instructors are satisfied using Zoom and Moodle to deliver course content, feedback from other instructors and students indicates the need for additional options to support active learning pedagogies, increase student engagement, and provide opportunities to build community in an online learning environment.... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? Digital Learning Advisory Team

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First-Year Summer Course In Reserve

Problem: How do we develop the intellectual community for first-year students who have not yet experienced being a student on campus? How can we minimize "melt" for incoming first-year students?

Idea: The First Year Experience (FYE) team proposes an optional, free, pass/fail summer course profoundly rooted in the liberal arts available only to incoming first-year students. It would be a way to introduce first-year students... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? First Year Experience Team

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2x2 Calendar In Reserve

Problem: COVID may make it impossible for us to be on campus safely for the duration of a normal semester (14.5 to 15 weeks). We are designing alternative schedules that would increase the likelihood of being on campus and maximize the proportion of the semester spent on campus, while allowing flexibility to arrive late or depart early if the COVID risk requires, and to comply with state and local legal requirements.... more »

What design team does this idea connect to? Academic Calendar Team

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