How the COVID-19 Pandemic Can Transform College Teaching
Dr. Jessica Sniatecki and Dr. Jennifer Ashton presented at the virtual Conference for Academic Research in Education on March 21-22, 2022.
Dr. Jessica Sniatecki, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Healthcare Studies, and Dr. Jennifer Ashton, Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Human Development, presented at the virtual Conference for Academic Research in Education (CARE) March 21-22, 2022.
This session examined ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to transform college teaching. The onset of COVID-19 in March 2020 required colleges and universities to rapidly shift to remote instruction. Out of necessity, this shift resulted in increased course flexibility, which also increased accessibility for some student populations, most notably students with disabilities and post-traditional students. Nearly two years later, it is evident that we are not likely to return to pre-pandemic conditions anytime soon. As we continue to adapt and shift to more hybrid and in-person interactions, it is crucial that we reflect on the insights and lessons that we have learned during this era, and examine what we should retain even after the pandemic has become endemic. What are our COVID keepers?