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March 31, 2020

To lend support to instructors and extend and amplify the resources available through keepteaching , the University Institute of Teaching and Learning announces seven Communities of Practice designed to allow those who teach to connect with one another and share evidence-based instructional strategies as they deliver courses remotely.

Communities of Practice connect instructors and allow them to interact regularly and share concerns in a way that reflects the fundamentally social nature of learning (and teaching).

The Communities of Practice will develop around three themes: 1. assessment and evaluation of student learning; 2. inclusivity and access; and...

March 26, 2020

Many of the articles crossing our virtual desktops in the past week or so remind us of the challenges facing faculty as they make the move to remote teaching. Just this morning (March24), for example, Inside Higher Ed published Colleen Flaherty’s “ Working from Home during COVIC-19 Proves Challenging for Faculty Members ,” which speaks to very real challenges: attending to the needs and health of school-aged and college-aged children (as well as our own), creating and maintaining daily schedules and keeping ourselves accountable, meeting research and teaching productivity expectations, and the financial uncertainties facing part-time and adjunct faculty....

March 26, 2020

Because the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has disrupted so many aspects of our academic calendar, the university is extending the final deadline to be compensated for completing portions of the Teaching Support Program (TSP) . The new deadline is May 15.

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