The academic criteria for Denison’s accreditation remain the same whether courses are taught in person or remotely: Our courses must involve regular and substantive instructor interaction with students. Through both remote and in-person teaching, instructors are able to:
- Provide regular instruction and interaction with their students.
- Provide clear structure for the course, indicating expectations for academic work and detailing assignments that are designed to enhance the learning of students, including those who are taking courses remotely.
- Provide full and substantive assessment and regular responses to students’ coursework.
- Be proactive and available in providing information or responding to students’ questions about the content of the course.
- ARC Peer Tutoring will continue to be available on a first come first served basis for many courses.
Faculty across campus are thinking carefully about how to interact with students and design teaching practices that promote learning in face-to-face and remote modes. The Center for Teaching and Learning, our Information Technology teams, and the Provost’s Office are working together to offer workshops and provide resources and individual consultations for faculty on effective, evidence-based practices for hybrid and remote teaching.This process is also inclusive of student voices, with RED Corps gathering student input on strategies and approaches that best support their learning in a remote environment.