Fall 2021 Teaching Resources

Maintaining Academic Continuity during Spring 2022
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We provide here a listing of resources that we hope will benefit you, your instructional team, and your students.

Maintaining Academic Continuity During IAP 2022
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To be able to respond effectively to unexpected situations, however, you should begin now to thoughtfully develop a simple and flexible contingency plan for your for-credit IAP subject(s) to ensure academic continuity and achieve essential learning objectives …

Options for Final Exams
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In light of the recent uptick in the number of students affected by Covid on campus — and the imminent start of final exams — you may want to consider how you will address student absences and overall student & instructor anxiety around in-person final exams.

AV Equipment & Support for the End of the Semester
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Are you planning to have student presentations as part of your final assessments for your subject this semester?  If so, there are a few additional considerations you’ll want to take into account given the additional classroom restrictions around masking this semester. …

Instructor contingency planning
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Due to Covid-related attestation, isolation, or quarantine policies for you and/or those in your care, it may be necessary for you to teach from home / away from campus for portions of the semester, to enlist a colleague to teach for you, or to reschedule/cancel class …

4 strategies to minimize academic dishonesty on remote exams
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Include explanation components; Create non-Google-able questions and prompts; Select assessments that require deeper levels of cognitive processing; Implement a code of conduct (read on for more details)

Planning for COVID-related absences
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To save time and reduce stress during the term, make a plan before the semester begins for how you will support students in the event of absences and communicate these plans to your students on your course syllabus. …

Preparing to teach with masks
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Please note the latest MIT guidelines on face coverings have changed since the fall semester. Until further notice all individuals, regardless of role or vaccination status must wear masks at […]

Changes to your syllabus
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Although it is essential to ensure your syllabus is clear and transparent in “normal” times, this is especially true this fall. Please consider including in your syllabus: explicit statements about […]