By Margo Kissell, university news and communications
As Miami University resumes in-person classes this week, faculty and students are shifting gears — just as they did six months ago when the COVID-19 pandemic unexpectedly forced everyone to move online.
Brian Schultz, professor and chair of teacher education in the College of Education, Health and Society, (EHS) said his faculty are well-prepared in terms of their deep understanding of curriculum and pedagogy, so changing course is something they do well. But, he added, it isn’t easy.
Over the past six months, they have leveraged resources provided through Miami’s Center for Teaching Excellence, Office of eLearning and the Howe Center for Writing Excellence.
“Others have drawn from their own experiences developing online curriculum and pedagogy — many faculty have gone through significant professional development in this area,” he said.
“Perhaps most gratifying is seeing the faculty lean on each others’