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Monday Messages

Rationale

The Monday Message from the Dean of Faculty Office is a simple, low-overhead approach  to  keeping the faculty informed. We will use it for regular DoF business such as announcements that relate to university lectures and the Faculty Senate as well as classroom-related reminders that deal with semester start, semester breaks, and semester wrap-up. Events that address campus climate issues will also be highlighted. Doing this weekly obviates the need for random crisis-driven messaging.

Rules

Submitted items for inclusion can only be a sentence or two long and should be submitted at least one week in advance to deanoffaculty@cornell.edu. Embedded in the message should be links to online resources that can used by readers who require more information. Please provide both text and links. Here is a typical Monday Message that illustrates the required format:

  1. This Cornell Health resource webpage has useful information in the event that you spot a student who is overwhelmed by end-of-semester stress.
  2. Reminder about end-of-term rules that pertain  to final exams.
  3. Messenger Lectures by Scott Aaronson on Quantum Computing : Monday (Nov 27), Tuesday (Nov 28), and Thursday (Nov 30).
  4. Tuesday, December 5:  Food Unites!, a new event for students, staff, and faculty.

Ordinary department talks and club meetings are not of interest. Events/documents that have broad audience appeal, which speak to Faculty Senate concerns, or which help the campus empathize with alternative points of view are of interest.

Last Updated: August 3, 2018 at 1:38 pm