Source: Twitter / mildmojo
Article note: This is a pretty clear description of the situation.
The folks I'm planning with right now are all figuring a "remote first" model, because 1. we expect it to work better and more consistently, and 2. we expect the gimped in-person thing to fall through at some point before or during the semester. We'll get what we can out of recitations and in-person help sessions and such while we have them, but all the content delivery and the default way of doing things will be online.
I'm running labs (harder) but computer and electronic labs (not wet, relatively safe, most equipment costs are manageable;easier) and the planning is very different (and a ton of unpaid work to make the semester tractable for me and a three-digit number of students, thanks academia!) than a normal year.
Good thread on why “face-to-face” teaching with the necessary physical distancing, masks, and accommodations in place does not actually create a better learning environment than online lecturing during COVID-19. https://t.co/DgragLrPvH
Source: Kentucky.com -- Education
Article note: So, uh, student (and parent) demands to surveil and police the fuck out of campus so everyone "feels safe" are, unsurprisingly, now making people feel unsafe...so students are demanding that we instead roll parts (but not the cameras everywhere!) back and let the center for hurt feelings have a turn at unchecked authority.
A student-led group wants the University of Kentucky to limit spending on its police force, cut back campus patrols and ban use of rubber bullets, tear gas or military-style equipment. … Click to Continue »