The members of the NC State Faculty have risen to the challenge of continuing our teaching mission during the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only have we continued and expanded our course offerings, but we have taken to heart our Think and Do motto, coming together to think of innovative ways to engage students online, in person, and in hybrid classes to the best of our abilities.
In the meantime, we have also pursued research in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) about our pandemic course offerings. Current and recent participants in the Office for Faculty Excellence’s (OFE’s) SoTL Institute have authored five papers for the latest issue of the Journal of Research and Practice in College Teaching. We are proud of our faculty effort, and would like to share those articles with you, in no particular order:
- Zakiya Leggett – Compassionate Teaching: Let’s Plan For That To Stick After The Pandemic
- George Elvin – Toward Outdoor Online Learning
- Erin McKenney (with her colleague Diana Lafferty, from Northern Michigan University) – Cross-Institutional Scholarship in the Conservation Science Classroom
- Erica Kosal – Weekly Small Quizzes over Three Large Exams: Did the Practice MatchTheory?
- Maria Gallardo-Williams – Virtual Labs: Beyond the Pandemic