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Creativity in the Classroom
The provost shared information regarding the way TAMU faculty have been creative in teaching courses, particularly those who have adapted so well to teaching face-to-face with a remote
audience. If you or a colleague have a creative tip to share, please send to [email protected] with the subject line TEACHING TIP so these experiences can be on the Keep Teaching website indicated above.
Texas A&M is in the process of planning the 2021 Fall semester. The two major priorities are to provide the best education possible while preserving the health and safety of all of Aggies. Texas A&M University intends to offer courses in multiple ways: traditional face to face with no remote option; face to face with remote option; face to face and remote mixed; remote only synchronous; remote only asynchronous; and web-based for distance education programs (keepteaching.tamu.edu/#springmode) offered face-to-face will need to either be electives or required courses also offered remotely in a separate course section.
The American Physiological Society (APS) is hosting a series of important educational opportunities. On March 31, 11 a.m. EDT a webinar entitled “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Implicit
Bias and Stereotype Threat” is being offered. This webinar will discuss how implicit bias—associating stereotypes without conscious knowledge—affects hiring, promotion, mentorship and productivity. The program will focus on defining these stereotyping phenomena, tools to retrain our brains to reduce bias and ways to overcome implicit bias and stereotype threat. The webinars are free and open to all. Registration is required and I encourage your attendance.
Colleagues, some Zoom meeting etiquette tips and best practices for online video conference meetings
-Don’t Be Late. Video meetings make it obvious when colleagues show up late, wasting the time of those who log in promptly.
-Turn on the Camera: If there is sufficient band width
-Get Good at Interrupting: Be thoughtful and mindful of how your question will be perceived
-Close the Office Door
-Stay on mute if you are not talking
-Only invite people who need to be on the call
-As host, be the last one to leave