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Essential Instructional Delivery During and After COVID
Published July 15, 2021
Presented by Thomas Huf, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Andrew Lover, University of Massachusetts | Heather Sharpes-Smith, University of Massachusetts-Amherst | Tilman Wolf, University of Massachusetts
Planning Types: Academic Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

Public universities have a responsibility to deliver high-quality education safely to a large number of students. Planning effective instructional delivery while minimizing transmission of COVID is a timely, complex example of balancing disparate educational needs. We'll discuss how the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a public flagship university with a large residential population, changed instructional delivery through a process of design, implementation, and evaluation across academics, educational, and residential spaces. Join us to gain insight on our post-pandemic approach, encompassing planning, execution, and monitoring based on public health guidance, institutional needs, physical space, and academic requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Balance learning and safety imperatives by paying close attention to human behavior in a learning environment and determining what data is most actionable and relevant.
  2. Use a public health dashboard to obtain proactive and timely feedback on public health.
  3. Determine which courses require face-to-face, remote, or blended instructional delivery modalities.
  4. Match existing physical assets with essential face-to-face courses and discuss how best to implement public health guidelines in these campus learning environments


Thomas Huf, Senior Program Manager, Facilities Programming and Planning, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Andrew Lover, Associate Professor Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Massachusetts
Heather Sharpes-Smith, Executive Director of Ed Tech, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Tilman Wolf, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Massachusetts

Recorded 7/15/21.

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