Faculty Hub Conversation: Balancing Flexibility and Structure
Join the Faculty Hub for a conversation about balancing flexibility and structure within your courses. We'll think together about how to design our courses and choose teaching approaches that provide students with the flexibility, structure, and accountability that they need to succeed in our classes, and importantly, we'll consider how to do this in a way that keeps our own well-being in mind. Join us for this opportunity to share ideas, ask questions, and gather feedback from colleagues. No pre-reading is necessary to join this conversation, but for those who are interested in resources on this topic, we recommend the following:
- "Students expect 'total flexibility' in the pandemic-era classroom. But is that really what they need?" by Beckie Supiano for The Chronicle of Higher Education
- "Survey: Students Cite Barriers to Success, Seek Flexibility" by Colleen Flaherty for Inside Higher Ed
- "Balancing Flexibility and Accountability" by University of Michigan, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching
- "Flexibility with Boundaries" by UNC-Chapel Hill
This conversation is open to faculty and instructional staff from any disciplinary background and will take place on Tuesday, February 28 from 12-1 p.m. in the Faculty Hub (3rd Floor of Boatwright Library).
*Note: Participants may choose to join this session in-person at the Faculty Hub or virtually via Zoom. Lunch will be provided for in-person participants. Virtual participants will be sent a Zoom link prior to the session.
Please register for the session in advance to let us know you'll be joining us.
Can’t make this session? We’ll be holding another conversation on this topic on Wednesday, March 15 from 10-11:00 a.m. Register or find out more information about the March 15 session.