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Anticipating and managing crises has become a necessity in today's world, and organizations have quickly developed degree programs and institutional positions to meet this demand over the last few years. The COVID-19 pandemic serves as a reminder of the importance of having effective crisis management plans and considering the before, during, and after. Much like a crisis, these plans are ever-evolving documents and these five tips should be significant components of them.
Like many faculty, Scott Cowen was both horrified and daunted when he was instructed to transition his teaching from the classroom to online due to the coronavirus pandemic. After 45 years in academia, as a faculty member, dean, and university president, he was leery of “remote teaching.” However, as a leader, he knew he must approach the crisis as an opportunity to learn and grow and identify the silver linings. Though it wasn't a painless transition, he says he's learned a number of "new tricks" for more effective teaching.
Over the past month, due to COVID-19, faculty have had to learn online teaching the hard way -- thrust into the situation with limited notice and little training. As recently as 2019, less than half of college faculty had taught an online class before. In these unprecedented circumstances, faculty need support and development to succeed. However, academic leaders are also adjusting to a new reality. Given that most have not had time or training to organize this transition in an ideal way, how can they best support faculty?