UH, UHPA online learning working group irons out concernsUniversity of Hawaiʻi
Spokesperson, UH Communications
LINK TO VIDEO AND SOUND (details below): https://bit.ly/38YumdN
WHO- A University of Hawaii Professional Assembly (UHPA), University of Hawaiʻi working group consisting of UH faculty, administrators, executive leadership and the UHPA leadership team
WHAT- The working group is meeting, virtually, to discuss challenges as faculty prepare to transition from in-person classes to the online delivery of courses. The group is identifying additional resources and best practices on how to teach students remotely along with addressing other concerns by UH faculty.
WHERE- UHPA headquarters and various UH locations across the state via video conference call
WHY- The 10-campus UH system is moving to online delivery of courses beginning Monday, March 23, the first day of instruction after spring break, in response to the COVID-19 health crisis
A working group is scheduled to engage in daily virtual meetings
Resources for faculty include tools such as video recordings and web formats, training classes geared around the delivery of class material and references to approaches by faculty at other institutions.
The working group was established to make sure lines of communication are open and responsive.
The collaborative group is on a mission to deliver quality education and pursue research activities without disruption, while safeguarding the health and well-being of faculty, staff and students.
VIDEO BROLL (1 minute 25 seconds)
0:00-1:07, 8 clips: UHPA, UH faculty, UH administration meet virtually
1:07-1:25, 3 clips: UH VP Don Straney in his office on the video conference
Christian Fern - / UHPA Executive Director, UHPA (16 seconds)
Flexibility is key during these times. We want to ensure that high-quality education is being delivered by the faculty and working with the administration is the only way we see as a path to ensuring that that takes place.
Donald Straney - UH Vice President for Academic Planning and Policy (15 seconds)
The expertise of the faculty in teaching, not in lecturing, not in writing exams but in getting information into other peoples heads is what’s going to see us through this. They are pros. They’re good at it and faculty will find a way.