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    Keep Teaching in Fall 2020

    Resources to help Penn State faculty access the information they need to teach courses this fall.


We’re ready to help you

Delivery of fall curriculum will occur through a highly flexible mix of in-person, remote, and online instruction throughout the semester. For more information, visit the University’s Back to State page.

A task group of faculty, staff, and administrators is currently developing specific guidelines for teaching remotely and in-person during the fall 2020 semester. The task group is taking active steps to engage the Penn State teaching community in this process.

Read the July 12, 2020 update: Instructional Issues for Return to Resident Instruction

  • 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

    • Hold workshops for faculty regarding technology, best practices, assessments
    • Faculty communicate details of courses to students
    • Launch Student Success and Engagement webinar series
    • Craft syllabus wording guidance regarding: use of cameras, PPE, extended absences, etc.
    • Develop information for students regarding: technology and loaners, use of cameras, expected behaviors
    • Finalize guidelines for assessments
    • Develop guidelines for academic integrity

Upcoming Webinars

  • Student walking on campus in the fall Flexible Instructional Modes - All instructional modes are designed to help students reach key learning outcomes and to engage them with faculty, peers, and course content.
  • Remote learning on a computer Teaching Remotely - Quick tips to getting started with remote teaching and options for assessments and exam proctoring.
  • Hands on laptop keyboard Technology Training - Penn State IT Learning and Development offers online training on the technology available to deliver your courses remotely: Kaltura, Canvas, and Zoom.