September 8, 2021
By Dr. Chuck Gobin, Associate Dean of Curriculum and Pedagogy
At our recent Faculty Forum, we focused on the results of a survey taken by faculty and students at the end of the Spring 2021 semester. We wanted to get some idea of how people had managed teaching and learning during the stress of the COVID pandemic, as well as how they had fared with the HyFlex mode of instruction that we used to continue in-person classes.
Because our experiment mirrored that of many campuses across the country, I wanted to share some useful articles that focus on what we may have learned over the past year: what worked, what didn’t, and what we should keep in mind as we continue to teach in uncertain times. You can find these by clicking “Further Help” below, but I wanted to highlight a few I found particularly helpful. Beckie Supiano writes of how one positive of the last year is that more people are re-examine their teaching practices. Likewise, Morton Shapiro and Matthew Johnson share some ideas of what they think should change in our course planning and teaching practices. Finally, Mays Imad explores ways we can care for our students and ourselves through trauma-informed teaching.
These are all relatively short, and encouraging, readings. Check them out!