NEXUS FACULTY RESOURCES BLOG

Your home for Online & Hybrid Teaching Tips

September 1, 2020

Over the past several months, Team Nexus has expanded our work with Michigan Engineering faculty and instructional teams to support the continuation of high-quality engineering education during these unprecedented times. This includes support of online, remote, live, and hybrid teaching and learning. The Nexus Design & Innovation Group (DIG) has held one-on-one instructional consultations, co-hosted the inaugural Symposium on Engineering Teaching & Learning, participated in department meetings, pre-recorded and edited hours of faculty lecture videos, and partnered with CAEN, CRLT-Engin, and other groups across campus to prepare for the Fall 2020 semester. And while we have interacted with many faculty, we wanted to create a wider, ongoing forum where the Michigan Engineering community could share strategies, timely tips, creative solutions, and technology tools to help support quality teaching and learning across modalities right now.

We are establishing the Nexus Faculty Resources Blog to be this community’s platform. “Faculty Features” will be a regular blog section. Topics will range from course planning and technology tools to student communication and leveraging existing campus resources, including course implementation strategies such as remote assessments and student engagement. As we enter the Fall 2020 semester, our goal is to provide the Michigan Engineering instructional community with a forum to share and find practical information in a manner that is responsive to emerging challenges.

If there are tips that you would like to share or new tips and resources you would like to see on the blog, please email NexusDesign@umich.edu. We want to hear from you. I also encourage you to explore the rest of the Nexus Faculty Resources website for in-depth tools, resources, and best practices. If you are interested in a one-on-one instructional consultation to discuss your course, fill out this short form. As needs change and evolve, so too will the information we provide here and on our website.

We look forward to your blog ideas and to providing regular updates. We hope you will contribute, subscribe, and make the Nexus Faculty Resources Blog a regular part of your week.

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