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Faculty Guide for Online Teaching

You may have already had a structure for your class. Now you are translating and re-imagining that structure for the one of three environments. This may include having to re-envisioning some of those exercises and activities for the online or modified in-person environment. NOTE: Each department has its own guidelines about the following information and how that will look for their courses -- please reach out to them directly with questions.

.Guidance from the Fall 2021 Teaching Guide.

When Re-Considering a Course you have taught previously, start here on the  Fall 2021 Teaching Guide 
SAIC has adopted two structures of instruction for this fall, All Online  + Modified In-Person.

All Online
“...will ensure that any students not able to come to our campus in the Fall have the opportunity to continue making, learning, and progressing towards their degree. These courses are also available to any students interested in taking online courses to complement others they’ll take in-person...and will likely include synchronous participation requirements (via videoconferencing applications such as Zoom, Google Hangouts Meet, etc.), which will take place during the scheduled hours of the course." -- for specifics, see this page on the  Fall 2021 Teaching Guide . 

Modified In-Person
"courses reflect SAIC’s commitment to on-campus instruction while adjusting class experiences to promote the health and well-being of students, faculty, and the community as a whole. Many Modified In-Person courses will be “hybrid” courses, which include required in-person, on-campus elements, as well as required online elements, ...including some synchronous and asynchronous online activities, to augment what happens in-person. These activities might include recorded lectures, demonstrations, critiques, and fully-asynchronous independent assignments." -- for specifics, see this page on the  Fall 2021 Teaching Guide. 

.Some Things to Remember.

  1. You have colleagues and resources at SAIC to help think about and navigate this process.
  2. You are the course expert so trust your gut and think creatively about how you can deliver your course material to your students.
  3. Providing a clear structure to your students will help them navigate this new course experience.
--Thanks to from Adam J. Greteman, Ph.D., Director, Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) and Assistant Professor for this language.