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Resources for Teaching through the Election

Following Dr. Howard’s message on October 20 and recognizing the heightened unease, anxiety, or tension our students may be experiencing, the Center for Academic Innovation would like to offer additional resources for approaching conversations and instruction during the next few weeks. Several of the resources also offer guidance for nurturing your own mental health and wellbeing as an instructor.

First, we want to highlight the workshop co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Student Development and Learning Resources, “Communicating Across the Political Divide,” Tuesday, October 27, 12:45 – 2:30pm. Register on My Chemeketa using CRN 42995.

Next, Harvard University’s Teaching and Learning lab curated a resource on Teaching in Times of Strife and Trauma. Below are excerpts of the more relevant resources.




Finally, faculty should not feel obligated to initiate conversations or engage with topics that lie outside of their curriculum, discipline, or expertise. We are sharing these materials as a resource for you should you have need of them or are looking for guidance on respectful communication during uncomfortable discussions. We hope they offer some just-in-time strategies as well as food for thought.

Beginning of Fall Term Reminders

This is a follow up from the June 9, 2020 email regarding Remote Instruction Definitions & Expectations – Fall 2020 (see email below). In that email we indicated that the expectations for synchronous activities would be documented on a shared google file and available for viewing college-wide.

Publish Zoom Cloud Recordings in Canvas

Instructors in Canvas now have more control over which Zoom Cloud Recordings they release to students. How to Publish your Zoom Cloud Recordings in Canvas: Browse to your Zoom Meetings in Canvas Select the Cloud Recordings tab Select the toggle button to Publish...

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Academic Updates Resources for Teaching through the Election