Faculty Resources and Notes
UPDATE on Spring 2020 Grading Options: Students can request an Excused Withdrawal (EW) or Pass/No Pass (P/NP) grading basis for any Spring 2020 class due to COVID-19. Visit the “Frequently Asked Questions for Faculty” page for additional information.
- Media Services. Ongoing support and training to faculty will be available from Media Services and
the Center for Teaching Excellence. The primary Cerritos College support for remote
learning resources is TNfacultyhelp@cerritos.edu
- Video Captioning. Along with captioning recorded videos and YouTube videos, you can add live captions into
Zoom classes through the library.
Use the Media Request form online to https://www.cerritos.edu/media/request.htm
For zoom classes, please contact Bernice Watson, Media Production Specialist at email@example.com
- Accessibility. For information on making course materials accessible to students with disabilities,
please see the Universal Access webpage, where you will find tools, tips, tutorials, and more. You can also visit the CCC Accessibility Center for training and other helpful information.
- CTX. The CTX, Remote Teaching Guides, and Canvas Mentors are available to assist with
the move to remote instruction. More information is available at https://www.cerritos.edu/ic/canvas/canvas.htm.
March 23-27, 2020 there will be virtual professional development hosted by the CTX. For a list of workshops please visit https://www.cerritos.edu/ic/canvas/canvas.htm.
How to Prevent Zoom Bombing
- ConferZoom via Canvas. Use ConferZoom via Canvas to hold meetings. Information regarding support and other
resources is available at https://www.cerritos.edu/ic/canvas/canvas.htm
- Remote Teaching. Check out the remote teaching resources Canvas https://cerritos.instructure.com/courses/42310
- Professional Development. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DbiCs-RgDb4gzWT6XNjayvPZqTDhJ-IjSoTtRTv2KNg/edit?usp=sharing
- Library Services. You can access the Cerritos College Library online. Use the chat function to ask questions about the library or campus resources.
- Online Library Orientation. Sessions will be held via Zoom or the library can create a web page for your class
research assignment that includes videos. Schedule your session online.
- Online Textbooks. Some textbook publishers have agreed to make their books available for free online.
The library is working on a list of the textbooks currently on reserve that will be
available for free. Search for books through the online system.
- Unlock account/reset password. Faculty, Staff, and students having difficulty logging in to Canvas or other college
resources can unlock their accounts or reset their passwords by visiting this link:
- Virtual Reference. The Library will be offering virtual reference on weekends beginning Saturday, April 3 from 10am-3pm for the rest of the semester with the exception of Easter Sunday, April 12th.
Fostering Instructional Continuity
So what can you do to help foster Instructional Continuity?
- Make your syllabi and other important course documents available electronically.
- Identify, setup, and test your technology tools to conduct class remotely. Please
see the attachment for directions on using zoom within Canvas.
- Communicate with your students. Tell them how you plan to communicate with them in
an emergency (email, Canvas announcement, etc.). Communicate clear expectations with
students (flexibility with due dates, plan for course content, will you plan to move
- Talk to your department/division colleagues to share ideas around online assignment
modifications, as well as options for assessing, collecting, and grading student work
- Connect with the CTX and remote teaching guides.
- Check out resources and ask questions in the Remote Teaching Resources Canvas
With the implementation of Gavin Newsom’s Stay at Home order all instruction will be moved into an online format. We are working with the Chancellor’s Office, the Governor, and other appropriate bodies to identify virtual lab type activities that could be used as a substitute for in person lab courses.
We are encouraging folks who are teaching lab classes to move what they can online immediately and to continue talks with their dean, the office of Academic Affairs, CCFF Leadership, and Faculty Senate President on potential options for remote instruction for lab courses.
Information current as of 3/20/20
Campus Messages to Faculty
- Video: Return to Work – A Guide for Employees (August 12, 2020)
- Return to Campus Plan (August 12, 2020)
- Difficult to Convert Courses Communication (March 29, 2020)
- Faculty update from Faculty Senate President (March 27, 2020)
- Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (March 27, 2020)
- Faculty: Conversion to Online/Distance Education Learning Format (March 12, 2020)
- Conversion to Online Learning and Activation of Emergency Operational Procedures (March 12, 2020)
- Temporary Modifications to AP 6900 Employee Travel (March 11, 2020)
- Faculty update from Faculty Senate President (March 10, 2020)
- Update from President Fierro Concerning Student and Employee Travel (March 9, 2020)
- Message from President Fierro Concerning the Coronavirus (March 3, 2020)