As pretty much all of us have been doing over these last couple of weeks, I've been re-imagining what my classes will look like now that I'll be teaching remotely. I've wondered how we'll manage general chemistry labs, whether or not summer research will happen, and how I should be assessing students during this time. One thing that has helped tremendously - being in touch with colleagues - not just at my own instituion but from all over the IONiC community.
As colleges and universities move to limit person-to-person contact at this time I have had several people on- and offline ask me about teaching remotely. There are a number of threads on Twitter that I've scanned but to be honest, I've been so busy trying to figure out what I'm planning to do that I decided to just type up some thoughts and hopefully people can chime in with their own comments.
The cyclical nature of academia means that the time of change is upon us. This is the season where some may be looking for a position, some may find a new position, and some may even lose a position.
Just a reminder that some big IONiC VIPEr events are coming up in the next month or so.
The Philly ACS has been cancelled. We are looking into alternative options for doing virtual presentations.