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ACS Summer Virtual Workshop Series

Adventures in Triage: Pandemic Lessons for Robust and Flexible Course Design in the Natural Sciences (and Beyond) 

June 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm 2:30 pm EDT

Facilitated by Kimberly McArthur (mcarthuk@southwestern.edu), Katie Ann Skogsberg (katieann.skogsberg@centre.edu), and Andrew Bell (abell4@richmond.edu

The pandemic forced us to radically rethink our approach to course design. Incorporating flexibility helped make courses robust to disruptions and applying these pandemic lessons in flexibility can strengthen our post-pandemic pedagogy. However, managing flexibility poses a unique challenge when curriculum is sequenced and students expect a more traditional approach to assessment. In this workshop, we will discuss models of flexible course design and assessment strategies. The workshop organizers will present examples from natural science courses, but this workshop is intended for anyone interested in flexible course design. We will discuss best-practices for adapting existing courses, and participants (from all areas) will add to a flexible course design “toolbox.”  

View the recording of the workshop below.