Community Reflections During COVID-19

Event Description

During times of crisis and disruption, it’s natural to default to very practical and immediate concerns. These are important. But as instructors, we also care about our students as people and as members of families and communities facing a multitude of challenges. We want to create conditions for them to thrive, even as we ourselves are learning to adapt to new and unfamiliar challenges. How do we ground ourselves in what’s important for each of us and our values, when everything is being upended? How do we sustain ourselves, meet the ever-changing needs of our students--especially those most vulnerable, stay true to our pedagogy and teaching philosophy, and also make room for reflection, strategic thinking, and hard questions in a time of profound transformation? How can we ensure that our new approaches are grounded in equity, inclusion and belonging? Where can we draw inspiration, strength, and support?

On Thursday, April 2, the Teaching in Troubled Times  Series held this workshop for the campus community to engage conversation about teaching in the time of COVID-19. It also provided the campus as a space to share your experience, talk about challenges and concerns, learn about resources, and offer advice and support to others.