Spring 2021 Course Support

More than 1,200 instructors, teaching fellows, and academic support staff worked with the Poorvu Center to prepare for the 2020-2021 academic year. This website section provides resources and services that were shared with instructors to support remote teaching during the Spring 2021 semester.

2020-21 Self-Directed Support & Consultations:

In addition to ongoing workshops and faculty teaching initiatives programs, the Poorvu Center provides self-directed resources to support remote teaching as well as instructional consultations. Faculty can enroll in the self-directed program online, which offers recommendations for teaching, how-to guides, and Poorvu Center workshop recordings. As always, instructors may request a consultation on the Poorvu Center website.

2020-21 Assessment and Remote Proctoring Guidelines:

On Monday, September 14, 2020, Dean Gendler, Dean Chun, and Dean Cooley sent a message to faculty outlining recommendations for final examinations. They strongly suggest that instructors adopt alternatives to standard in-class exams and assessments. If such alternatives are not feasible, online exam proctoring should be conducted remotely by Yale personnel using Zoom. The Poorvu Center and campus partners have outlined recommendations for remote proctoring and a new graduate student remote proctor position has been introduced.