• AASCU Webinars Allow Faculty to Learn, Collaborate During COVID-19 Crisis

    AASCU’s Division of Academic Innovation and Transformation is offering a series of webinars to provide state colleges and universities with immediate and relevant information about teaching and serving students in this time of crisis. 

    In April, AASCU launched the webinar series Digital Literacy in the Time of Pandemic to engage faculty in discussions about teaching students the basics of digital information literacy, including fact-checking sources and dealing with trolling and online harassment. Nearly 200 faculty registered for the series on the first day it went live. 

    In March, AASCU partnered with the Association of College and University Educators and four other higher education associations to offer a free webinar series on effective online teaching. Between 1,200 to 1,500 educators from across the country and around the world attended each webinar to hear expert college faculty share their insights on a range of topics, including welcoming students to the online environment, organizing an online course, facilitating online discussions, recording effective microlectures, and engaging students in readings and microlectures. 

    Due to the overwhelmingly positive response to these webinars, AASCU will partner with Apple on a webinar that features AASCU faculty from a range of disciplines who have been recognized as Apple Distinguished Educators. They will demonstrate how they have integrated Apple tools, such as the iPhone and iPad, into their teaching. Details on this webinar will be shared in the next few weeks.