Resources for Faculty & Staff

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Staying connected

Stay connected to your fellow NEC employees, your students, and the wider community – find resources here that can help you. This page remains in development,?and will continue to be refined in the days ahead. Suggestions??Please let us know.

Teaching Resources for Faculty

NEC Information Technology Services can help you get started with online teaching tools.?Further resources can be found below.

Guide to Moving Courses Online

Tips to help you determine?the best approach for teaching?your course virtually.

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Guide to Teaching in Microsoft Teams

A walkthrough of how to use the Microsoft Teams software to teach your class successfully.

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Library Resources

The Blumenthal Family Library is closed until further notice. This includes all self-service technology such as printing, photocopying, and scanning. Library staff are working remotely, however, so please feel free to contact us using the?library staff directory.

To schedule a one-on-one Zoom research appointment, or to discuss any other library matter, you may contact Richard Vallone, Head of Public Services, Blumenthal Family Library, Mondays through Fridays 9:00 am–4:00 pm (EDT).

Due Dates

All materials checked out to faculty and staff have been renewed and are now due on September 11, the end of the first week of classes of the Fall semester. The library will notify borrowers about the best way to return materials once the library re-opens.

Digital Resources and Reference Materials

We foresee no interruption in our?databases and online products, which will remain available for registered borrowers. If you have difficulty accessing these products, please email?

In addition, some publishers and cultural venues have kindly permitted free access to a variety of resources during this work-from-home period. Included in these are eBooks, online journals, scores, information resources, teaching aids, streaming videos, and virtual tours.?Find more information here?about the library's music resources for remote access, teaching, and entertainment.

The library also maintains a page of research resources, which can be particularly valuable to faculty members. These?include:

Additional Questions

If you have any further questions regarding borrowing or research, please feel free to email us at? You may also?refer to our website?for library updates and information, as well as our?Facebook,?Instagram, and?Twitter?accounts.


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Healthy Working From Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily?changed many of?the?ways we teach, learn?and work.?Technology has kept us connected,?but has also contributed to?more screen time.?Some of us may experience?feelings of isolation as we strive to define a new, temporary?"normal"?and?achieve work-life balance in the space?we call home.?It has never been more important to practice?strategies that care for the mind and the body.?We have complied a few articles to help you?to create?healthy work space?and maximize work efficiency,?reduce eye strain?associated with screen use and ways to?find balance and stay connected.?

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Online Symptoms Checker

The Buoy Health?symptoms checker, which was developed in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,?serves as a helpful resource for anyone feeling ill. Of course, if you are experiencing concerning symptoms of illness, be sure to consult your healthcare provider or the?Health and Counseling Center. In an emergency, call 911.


Additional Employee Resources

Employee Assistance Program

EmployeeConnect offers an array of confidential services to help staff and faculty and their loved ones meet the challenges that life, work, and relationships can bring. Feel free to email Nick Macke, Director of Human Resources, with any questions at

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