COVID-19: Higher ed put to the test
UB guest columnist and Adelphi U President Christine Riordan shares her institution’s story of how good planning and crisis management have been essential for safety—from supporting returning students from Asia to rapidly transitioning to remote learning and working.
COVID-19: How adjuncts are impacted
Never has academia’s labor problem been more visible than now when higher education finds itself having to turn on a dime to make sure students can finish courses that can no longer be taught on campus in classrooms, says UB guest columnist Paula M. Krebs, of the Modern Language Association.
Physical distancing, social connecting
The more we maintain a physical distance from each other, the more we need to find creative ways to support each other, to communicate with each other, and to exchange words and feelings of love and affection, says Lasell University President and UB guest columnist Michael B. Alexander.
How to transition (quickly) to online instruction
As educators wrestle with the move, many, including those at Wheaton College, are working together to learn to record lectures on Google Meet, create and structure online assignments, and think through what is actually doable, say UB guest columnists and co-directors of Center for Collaborative Teaching and Learning.