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:
- 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)
- Reflect on specific considerations for residential remote teaching in their discipline
- Consider recommended strategies, both pedagogical and technical, for student engagement, assessment, and inclusion and apply them to fall course planning
- Prioritize “resilient course design” by focusing on elements that will be effective for both online and in-person teaching