This Week for Faculty: Teaching During and After the 2020 US Elections

by | Nov 2, 2020

New Teaching Resources

Teaching During and After the 2020 US Elections: Resources for Faculty and Students

The 2020 US Elections can be stressful for both instructors and students, thereby impacting the learning environment in your courses. These stressors are compounded by the ongoing pandemic. Regardless of the outcome of the elections, instructors can take steps to ensure that both they and their students are supported during this time.

Peer Review: Intentional Design for Any Course Context

This resource offers a number of considerations for instructors developing peer review activities in their classes. While there are specific platforms that can help facilitate peer review in online or hybrid classes, considerations remain the same across different class formats (e.g.: in-person, hybrid (HyFlex), online). 

Upcoming Live Workshops

Teaching Online with CourseWorks

Join us in exploring how to create community, support student engagement, and assess student learning in the online context using CourseWorks. This 90-minute workshop will give you an overview of the CourseWorks interface and highlight a toolset that will allow you to set up a course with clear expectations for students, create opportunities for a variety of assignment engagements, and nurture an environment that encourages a culture of inclusive communication. Register through the link below. 

Date and Time: Thursday, November 5, 12:00 PM–1:30 PM

Teaching Large Online Courses

How do I engage and build rapport with students in my large online course? How can I promote academic integrity? How can I use my TAs effectively?

In this session, we will explore these challenges and discuss evidence-based strategies to make large online courses more manageable and rewarding for faculty and students alike. Register through the link below. 

Dates and TimesFriday, November 6, 11:00AM–12:00PM

Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute

Teaching a hybrid or online course this semester? If you haven’t already, be sure to enroll in the Hybrid & Online Teaching Institute to access a toolkit to help you plan your seminar, small lecture, or large lecture class.

Once you’ve completed the asynchronous modules in CourseWorks (approximately 4 hours), join the CTL and other faculty participants for a 90-minute synchronous online session via Zoom. Register through the link below.

Date and TimeMonday, November 9, 10:00 AM–11:30 AM