• An instructor points to a screen while teaching a remote course.

    Transition to Remote

    Resources are available to help you with the transition to remote instruction that occurred on November 20, including a recording of the Transition to Remote Symposium.


Teaching Topics

Alternative Grading

Alternative Grading

Optional alternative grading will be implemented for the fall 2020 semester to serve as a safety net for undergraduate students who encounter significant challenges that impede their academic goals due to circumstances beyond their control.

Recorded Webinars

  • June 2020

    • Define general guidelines for return to instruction
    • Describe continuum of instructional modes
    • Academic units engage in discussion about instruction in their programs
    • Draft experiential course guidelines
    • Faculty indicate intent for on-campus or remote delivery
    • Create classroom technology plans
    • Advisers develop plans for supporting students
    • Task teams address return to campus/classroom issues
    • Develop options for graduate and international students
  • July 2020

  • August 2020

  • September 2020

    • Communicate timeline for adjusting and finalizing spring schedule of courses
    • Provide instructor support for remote learning after November 20
    • Develop contingency planning to shift to remote learning prior to November 20, if necessary
    • Identify and develop support to help students become effective learners in each of the current modes
    • Create webinars and best practices for faculty to share experiences in the current instructional modes
    • Assess students’ engagement and academic performance in their courses
    • Develop a plan in response to students’ course engagement and performance
    • Develop FAQs for Keep Learning and Keep Teaching sites for fall and spring semester
  • October 2020

    • Develop communication plan to encourage completion of early progress reports
    • Enhance support for responding to early progress report results
    • Begin discussions with students regarding their academic plan and spring schedule
    • Create guidance for virtual study groups
    • Develop and share guidance/templates for collecting mid-semester student feedback
    • Continue Keep Engaging/Keep Teaching webinars
    • Form plans for November transition to remote instruction
    • Develop and share instructor and student communication templates focused on the transition to remote
    • Share guidance for daylight savings and its impact upon international students
    • Develop instructor and student checklist for the transition to remote learning
    • Announce spring 2021 plans and reset course modes
    • Begin discussion regarding instructor development needs for spring
  • November 2020

    • Host Transition to Remote Symposium
    • Continue planning for instructor development related to spring 2021
  • December 2020

    • Offer webinars, webinettes, and Countdown-to-Classes event for instructors planning for spring 2021
    • Offer consultation office hours for those who want to work on course planning over break