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The CAE Seeks Dispatches from Virtual Teaching and Learning

Colleagues,

 

We write to you a few weeks after our last correspondence, to again thank you for your incredibly dedicated and creative approach to moving online this semester.  We’ve continually heard stories and anecdotes describing the many ways in which you have risen to the occasion, assisted one another, and generally stepped in to make the second half of the semester as impactful for students as possible.  Now we would like to begin gathering that great work together for our own understanding, and for acknowledgment.

 

As we move into the final weeks of the semester, we would like your help in capturing our collective experiences with online teaching for review, reflection, and celebration. We at CAE will be hosting sessions for debriefing, as well as gathering data and feedback from you as we all work together to learn from this experience and integrate it into our broader instructional identities and bodies of expertise.  The information/experiences you share might be an especially challenging assignment or class-Zoom moment, some surprising student work, or simply a note about the manner in which your instructional approach adjusted to these times.  We would also like to hear about those unsung heroes who assisted you in your transition, folks from your department or school who stepped in and whose assistance may be flying a bit under the radar given the hectic nature of adjustment.  Equally, you may know of instructors who have accomplished extraordinary things in this brief and challenging interval of teaching—pass those stories to us as well.  All are valuable as we seek to move forward to learn from our teaching and learning community as we experience it anew in this virtual moment.  Watch for additional information about these sessions, but for now, be gathering as you go and sending along insights to cae@fairfield.edu.

 

Thank you for your continued dedication to your students and to one another.  We are here to consult as you continue your work in the exam period.  


Best,

  

Carol Ann Davis

Jay Rozgonyi

Emily Smith

Directors, Center for Academic Excellence

 

Deborah Whalley

Manager of Academic Computing, ITS



For more information, contact Jay Rozgonyi / x2416 / jrozgonyi@fairfield.edu