Faculty - CETL Resources & Workshops
We are reaching out to you initially to describe some tentative programming we are offering to ease your anxiety as we make this transition. There will be a myriad of issues that we must confront during this process, but this short article from Monday’s Chronicle of Higher Education does a nice job of framing the process CETL intends to use: Michelle D. Miller’s Going Online in a Hurry: What to Do and Where to Start
As we begin planning the programming for next week, we’d like to share some preliminary events for next week. All Workshops will be located on the Crete Campus in EA 236-238 and be offered via Zoom. Additionally, it will be recorded and posted on the COVID-19 Teaching Resources page, under CETL resources. These workshops are not mandatory, but open to all faculty and staff that will be charged with teaching for the remainder of the year.
- Monday, 3/16 at 1pm: Faculty Workshop “Transitioning Your Classroom mid-semester: Some Initial Steps”. Come for a hybrid workshop/round-table discussion to help you get started on this process!
- Monday, 3/16 at 2pm: Mini-Workshop “Capturing & Sharing Lectures.” Learn how to record a lecture and post it to your class for viewing.
- Tuesday, 3/17 at 10am: Mini-Workshop “Small and High Stake Assessments.” Learn how to deliver, evaluate and provide feedback for online assignments.
- Tuesday, 3/17 at 11am: Mini-Workshop “Moving from in-class discussions to online discussions.” Learn how to facilitate discussions online to accomplish the same goals you did in class!
- Wednesday, 3/18 at 10am: Mini-Workshop “Small and High Stake Assessments Part II” Learn new tools for how to deliver, evaluate and provide feedback for online assignments specific to your course!
- Wednesday, 3/18 at 11am: Mini-Workshop “Hosting online discussions Part II” Learn new tools to facilitate discussions online that are specific to your class
- Thursday and Friday CETL and Instructional Design Services will be hosting some “Office Hours” to handle individual questions from faculty. Stay tuned for more details!
- Monday, 3/16 at 6pm: Faculty Workshop “Transitioning Your Classroom mid-semester: Some Initial Steps”. Come for a hybrid workshop/round-table discussion to help you get started on this process!
- Tuesday, 3/17 at 6pm: Faculty Workshop “Small and High Stake Assessments and Misc Topics.” Learn how to deliver, evaluate and provide feedback for online assignments.
One thing we strongly encourage you to do (if you haven’t done so already), is to reach out to each of your classes and reassure students. As anxious as we are about these next steps, many of our students will be even more so. Below is our recommendation for some things to include.
Content of Email to Students
Students need to hear from you as soon as possible because they are just as anxious about this transition as you are. Details aren’t as important right now. Topics to include in a really brief email, in your voice and style:
- You will still be there for them just as you have been all semester/term,all year, etc, just as you always are.
- You will work hard to deliver/make sure/provide the course/learning/content that your students are signed up for/enrolled in.
- The name of the game is going to be flexibility - you will be as flexible as possible with the difficulties that your students are likely to have. You are asking that they also be as flexible as possible with the difficulties that you are likely to have.
- Make sure your students have more than one way to contact you - email, phone, social messaging such as Slack, etc.
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Instructional Design Team
COVID 19 University Information
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Although it’s all a bit overwhelming, we are going to rely on the strength of our collective spirit to help get us through these trying times. Find a way to get some rest this weekend, and come ready to work on Monday with your hard hats on!