We want to thank you again for your extraordinary commitment to teaching and learning these past few weeks. Your hard work, resilience, and dedication to your students has been inspiring.
As we reach the end of the semester, we recognize the mounting emotional, mental and physical toll these current circumstances continue to take on you and your students. Students may be feeling anxious about their progress and ability to end the semester successfully. To continue to support you and your students, especially in a remote learning environment, here are some resources for maintaining safe and respectful online learning experiences, providing strong assessment opportunities, and administering and adjusting final exams.
- Maintaining Safe and Respectful Online Learning Environments – guidance on managing safe online learning environments, responding to disruptive behavior and supporting students in distress.
- Assessment and Remote Instruction – previously shared guidance around aligning, focusing and varying assessments, as well as academic integrity, online proctoring, and accommodations and access.
- Spring 2020 Final Exams and Scheduling – guidance on remotely administering final exams, assessing students’ individual work, and what to do if you need to reschedule or adjust your final exam plans. Also a reminder that finals week occurs during Ramadan and how to make accommodations according to the university’s Religious Observance Policy.
Additional support resources including webinars and “Quick Guides” on specific instructional topics are also available.
Please reach out to us about any of these resources or other instructional needs at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Steve Cramer, Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning
– Christina Olstad, Dean of Students