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Course Organization and Design Spotlight #1

Course Organization and Design Spotlight #1

Faculty Info Name: Carol Hartnett Academic Program: School of EducationAverage Number of students per section: 30Featured Course: EDMS 522 Literacy 1 Methods: Multilingual/Multicultural Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until the shift. What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I […]

Field Notes | Week Three – Course Design and Organization

Field Notes | Week Three – Course Design and Organization

Perhaps not the ‘sexiest’ topic in virtual learning, but arguably one of the most important for student success (Joosten & Custis 2019). Simply put, navigating an online course is different – literally.  Compare a student’s first day of all ‘online’ courses with their first day of ‘on ground’. Whether enrolled in Statistics or English; the […]

Equity in Action Spotlight #4

Equity in Action Spotlight #4

Faculty Info Name: Brendan ClineAcademic Program: BusinessAverage Number of students per section: 35Featured Course: MGT 326: Professional Ethics (three sections) What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? For several years now, I have used anonymous grading for most assignments in my courses—especially exams and individual writing assignments. Writing Assignments I often assign […]

Equity in Action Spotlight #3

Equity in Action Spotlight #3

Faculty Info Name: Jennifer BrownAcademic Program: MathematicsAverage Number of students per section: Featured Course: Math 105: Pre-Calculus (taught asynchronously) Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March ’20 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I have incorporated several UDL […]

Equity in Action Spotlight #2

Equity in Action Spotlight #2

Faculty Info Name: Danna LomaxAcademic Program: School of Education: Credential ProgramAverage Number of students per section: 30Featured Course: EDSS 533: Teaching English In Middle Schools Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  Yes, for 3 years prior. What practice or technique have you implemented in your […]

Equity in Action Spotlight #1

Equity in Action Spotlight #1

Faculty Info Name: Colleen NevinsAcademic Program: NursingAverage Number of students per section: 47Featured Course: NRS 303 Pharmacology of Nursing Practice I**It is a 1.5 unit course that is introductory to pharmacology that has been designed in a blended format of asynchronous, synchronous and lab Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual […]

Field Notes | Week Two – Equity in Action

Field Notes | Week Two – Equity in Action

Virtual instruction is not “business as usual.” It started with an emergency in Spring 2020 and continued to be a necessity for Fall. As our community reels from the local, multi-faceted impacts of a still-ongoing global pandemic and grieves the most recent manifestations of xenophobia and racism, we are also reminded of the human imperative […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #4

Faculty Info Name: Mary WooAcademic Programs: ESRM and ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 40Featured Course: ESRM 205: Principles of Sustainability Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March ’20 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I am using […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #3

Faculty Info Name: Monica DuranAcademic Program: EducationAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: EDUC 320: Education in Modern Society (two sections) Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until mid March ’20. What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? Google […]

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Sustaining Connections With and Between Students Spotlight #2

Faculty Info Name: Benny NgAcademic Program: ChemistryAverage Number of students per section: 24Featured Course: Chem121L – General Chemistry 1 Lab Had you taught online prior to the rapid shift to virtual instruction in response to COVID-19?  No, not until March 2020 What practice or technique have you implemented in your course? I created a welcome […]

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