Voices from the Field: Episode #15
Your Character is Showing! Inclusive Community Care Amid the Crisis
As a campus built on standards of social justice and experiential learning, Roger Williams University used COVID-19 as an opportunity to think creatively about ways to serve its community. Chief of Staff Brian Williams shares how the school showed its character throughout the crisis, coming up with personal ways to connect with prospective families, support off-campus communities, and open pathways to learning.
Voices from the Field: Episode #14
Two Campuses, One Crisis: Comparing COVID-19 Response
Having had the opportunity to shadow the president of the University of Maryland at College Park for her ACE Fellowship just prior to the onset of COVID-19, Deputy Provost Juanita Cole of National Defense University got a firsthand look at the difference in crisis responses taken by two unique institutions with distinctive missions.
How to Transform Your Learning Environments for COVID-19
Space Planning for Healthy Classrooms
Published 2020Recorded June 18.
While it’s daunting to have to reconfigure classrooms and reexamine pedagogy and campus operations, in the best light this pandemic offers an opportunity for rapid experimentation and innovation. Panelists from leading planning and design firm Sasaki and Smith College discussed how institutions can dig into their existing classroom data to engage in scenario modeling and clearly understand how classroom capacities and scheduling will shift this fall.
Coffee Chat: Emotional Intelligence
Time for a Check In
Published 2020Recorded June 17.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and harness your emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving, to regulate your own emotions when necessary, and to help others do the same. The coronavirus pandemic is proving to be the greatest test of emotional intelligence in a generation. It’s time for a check-in.
Back to School Through the Lens of ASHRAE
Published 2020Recorded June 15.
Panelists Susanna M. Baker, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Bill Bahnfleth, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and Penn State University, discussed requirements for a typical campus upgrade and reviewed ASHRAE recommendations on improving campus safety in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. They also addressed some of the unique challenges for an urban campus response to maintaining campus safety.
Adding Zip to Your Zoom
How to Put Your Best Face Forward on Video Conferences
Published 2020Recorded June 11.
Join Beth Z, also known as Your Nerdy Best Friend, for a lively session on how to make your video conferencing events more professional and engaging. You’ll learn more about lighting, sound and content sharing . . . plus innovative ways to turn your presentation attendees into participants! Beth’s energizing programs are full of ideas and tips, and we welcome her back to SCUP for the fifth time.
A Safe Return to Research Laboratories
Published 2020Recorded June 10.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented challenges for laboratory environments. Labs were shut down in a matter of days to follow the “stay-at-home” order. As we look forward to the reopening of labs post-COVID-19, this webinar will provide some considerations that will guide the creation of a safe and healthy lab environment as well as discussions on real challenges from universities’ perspectives.
Coffee Chat: COVID-19 Physical Distancing in Classrooms
Published 2020Recorded June 10.
We are all trying to figure out how to safely bring students back to classrooms for the fall semester. A discussion about 6-foot physical distancing layout modifications in existing classrooms, reduced occupancy yields when dealing with fixed seating versus movable seating, creating instructor zones, creating alternate instruction spaces.
Impact of COVID-19 on Technology
Published 2020Recorded June 9.
Panelists Gary David, Bentley University, and Linda Jerrett, Boston University, shared how educational technology on their campuses is adapting to the pandemic—from accommodating students and faculty now to plans for fall and beyond.
This is part of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus.”