This Week for Faculty: New Resource on Transition to In-Person Teaching

by | Jun 21, 2021

Transition to In-Person Teaching: New On-Demand Resource

In preparation for the return to in-person teaching, this resource encourages you to reflect back on your pandemic teaching experiences and identify what you plan to carry forward.

Helping Students Transition to In-Person Learning

The return to in-person teaching and learning will be an adjustment for instructors, TAs, and students alike. Below are three suggestions from our undergraduate consultants on helping your students return to in-person learning. Learn more about our student consultants and their work on our Students as Pedagogical Partners initiative page. 

“Be open and honest about the challenges in yet another transition.” – Yarin Reindorp, Student, School of General Studies


Michelle Yao“Determine how much students know or their comfort level with what is expected of them for the upcoming semester. Consider sending out a survey before classes start. Some potential questions to ask:

  • What are you nervous about for the upcoming semester?
  • Out of these topics, what do you feel the most and least comfortable with, and why?
  • What suggestions do you have to help make this class an enjoyable learning experience for you?”

– Michelle Yao, Student, Columbia College

“Allow students more time to complete assignments and slowly transition back into the way things were if you prefer. Going from 24 hour exams to 75 minutes can be very jarring and unintentionally stressful.” – Sajan Bar, Student, School of Engineering

Join us for synchronous offerings this week! 

  • Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute Synchronous SessionJune 21, 10:00-11:30am
  • Teaching Online with CourseWorksJune 21, 2:00-3:30pm; June 24, 10:00-11:30am
  • Ways to be More Inclusive in Your Online CourseJune 22, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Planning Live Online Class SessionsJune 23, 10:00-11:00am
  • Assessment and Grading Online with Columbia ToolsJune 23, 12:00-1:30pm
  • Engaging Students in Online DiscussionsJune 24, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Feedback for Learning: June 25, 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Teaching Large Online CoursesJune 25, 2:00-3:00pm

Other ways the CTL can help!