How safe would you feel teaching in-person classes this fall? Why or why not? What precautions need to be put into place for you to feel safe?
I would be fine with teaching in-person classes during the Fall semester, once I know the arrangements the university is putting in place for social distancing, sanitizing classrooms, and checking students and faculty for potential infections. That’s not fully clear yet.
What precautions need to be put into place for you to feel safe?
What were your biggest takeaways from teaching online? If you had to do it again this year, would you be okay with that?
Teaching on-line was daunting. Students who’d signed up for in-person classes were harder to engage in the online format. Many seemed unhappy with the sudden change. If I know early on that I need to deliver instruction online, I can re-work my courses to better engage students through remote learning, from the outset.
What were your thoughts on the email from HR?
It sounds like the requirements for remote teaching are pretty specific to people who are at high risk, have family members who are at risk or have underlying health conditions.
It seems like a reasonable path to consider, in light of potential for COVID-19 to affect people with known health issues.