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Three things faculty can do to help students succeed NOW

 ​Increase communication to improve connection and motivation.

  • ​Send 2-3 weekly emails communicating your confidence in students' ability to learn and your willingness to support them during this stressful time.
  • Reach out directly to any student that hasn't been participating in your course without judgment and offer to connect them to resources. 

​​Increase flexibility.

  • ​Implement flexible deadlines.
  • Be flexible about how students demonstrate their learning. Consider accepting audio voice recordings, photo documentation or other ways that students can show they have learned what you want them to learn.
  • Record your lectures or class presentations and allow student to engage either synchronously or asynchronously.  Remember that students may not be able to “attend” your class at the regularly scheduled time because of new family commitments, new work commitments, or new living situations.
  • Allow students to reach you by phone and email, not just by video chat. 

Create predictability in your course
  • Create modules that follow a clear pattern.​

  • Let students know how much time they should be spending on specific tasks.

  • Provide grading rubrics or criteria for all assignments in advance.


 
For further support visit OIT Remote Teaching​

 

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