Faculty Support in the Time of the Virus

Tuesday, April 28 | 1:00PM–2:00PM ET
Session Type: Virtual
Delivery Format: Discussion Circle

To say that that we have been living in interesting times with respect to spring semester's course delivery and attendant faculty support is putting it mildly. Despite the substantial challenges the community has faced, we have accomplished a great deal despite inadequate preparation time and insufficient staffing. What have we learned about supporting faculty from our spring experience? Also, how should we be planning to support our faculty for the summer and fall terms: business as usual? Totally online once again? Some mix? What kinds of learning experiences will our faculty need to be successful next term? Join this discussion session on faculty development and support, which will explore both lessons learned and how the community is planning faculty support for the remainder of 2020.


Learn about and share the most important insights the community has gained in supporting faculty through the sudden rush to emergency remote teaching * Learn and share from colleagues about faculty support with respect to course plans for summer and fall of this year * Participate in building community and finding colleagues for faculty development initiatives


  • Jess Knott

    AVP of Community Strategy, Experience, and Management, Online Learning Consortium
  • Rachel Niemer

    Director, Outreach and Access- Academic Innovation, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Bart Pursel

    Chief Technology Officer, Unizin, Ltd.