Advice for Remote Teaching

Remote Teaching Best Practices

Prepared by the Pedagogy Task Force for Social Science: Sabrina C. Agarwal, Elena Schneider, Jon Steinsson, and Kevin S. Weiner

This document summarizes best practices for remote teaching that are relevant to the social sciences. Drawing on faculty experiences from across departments, the document identifies a variety of tools and approaches to facilitate remote teaching of courses normally taught in person. It also provides links to several campus resources that support remote learning. Click here to download.


Best Practices for Assessment

Prepared by Alan Karras, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs

This document is the first of two on assessment for remote instruction across the social sciences. It contains a series of suggestions for changing assessments to better measure student learning outcomes. The document discusses different strategies for evaluating student acquisition of learning goals as well as considering approaches to grading. Click here to download.


Best Practices for Assessment: Examples

Prepared by Alan Karras, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs

This document is a companion piece to Best Practices for Assessment. It presents examples of different kinds of assessments that colleagues across the Social Sciences Division have agreed to share. Several examples present grading rubrics, which demonstrate how assessments can be equitably graded across an entire course. They are presented in order from a single assignment, based on a specific learning goal, to a full course’s worth of continuous assessment, which becomes more complex over time. Click here to download.


Assessing Learning Goals in Remote Instruction: A Panel Discussion 

Discussion led by Alan Karras, Associate Director, Interdisciplinary Social Science Program 

Please click here to access the link to the video discussion. 


Remote Teaching Tip Sheets

Prepared by Sandra Jacobo and Karen Villegas, Digital Teaching Fellows

These tip sheets were prepared by the Digital Teaching Fellows who provided departmental workshops and one-on-one consultations in July and August 2020. The tip sheets provide instructions or additional resources for topics they covered in workshops and consultations. Click on a topic below to download the corresponding tip sheet.

 

Quick Start Zoom Guide
Online Teaching Best Practices
Sample: Synchronous Participation Instructions
Sample: Asynchronous Participation Instructions
Undergraduate Feedback
Library Resources on Online Education and Pedagogy
Universal Design of Instruction
Disabled Students Program Resources

Remote Teaching Departmental Workshop Videos

Prepared by Sandra Jacobo and Karen Villegas, Digital Teaching Fellows

The Digital Teaching Fellows conducted workshops on remote teaching with the following 12 departments and programs: African American Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Geography, Gender & Women’s Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Social Science Programs, Linguistics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. Please reach out to your department’s manager if you would like to access a workshop recording.