Guided Course Support

To prepare for the fall semester, the Poorvu Center offers structured support throughout the summer to help faculty design flexible and resilient courses.

You can sign up for a program of hands-on training, workshops, and consultations below. These services will repeat in two-week intervals through August 7. Course design experts will help you develop teaching strategies to address your concerns and priorities for the coming year.

All registered instructors will receive a designated contact in the Poorvu Center to help answer questions during their guided support two-week period. The two-week session will involve up to 8 hours of synchronous time to attend workshops, plus additional synchronous time for individual consultations and attendance at specialized sessions on technology use or integrating collection materials. Faculty will:

  1. Have the opportunity to follow a structured pathway of support for fall course planning that is informed by education research and Yale data about effective online learning experiences (workshops, individual consultations with experts, web resources)
  2. Reflect on specific considerations for residential remote teaching in their discipline
  3. Consider recommended strategies, both pedagogical and technical, for student engagement, assessment, and inclusion and apply them to fall course planning
  4. Prioritize “resilient course design” by focusing on elements that will be effective for both online and in-person teaching

To sign up for guided support, please complete the following form: