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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.

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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

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  • 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.