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Resilient Teaching

Flexible Teaching Strategies to Promote Student Learning

If we have learned anything from the past several years and the Covid-19 pandemic, it is worthwhile to be flexible and adaptive, ready to shift or redirect our courses as we and our students face unexpected challenges and disruptions. To help prepare for the unexpected, the staff at the CITL encourage faculty to consider the following resources on resilient pedagogy.

As Josh Eyler, Director of Faculty Development and Director of the Thinkforward Quality Enhancement Plan at the University of Mississippi, describes it, “resilient pedagogy is a course design strategy that helps make your classes, assignments, and assessments as resistant to disruption as possible. The way to think about this is regardless of which modality you’re teaching in—online, in-person, or blended—you’re designing one time and one time only” (See: Resilient Pedagogy for the Age of Disruption: A Conversation with Josh Eyler). 

As you think about your course format and overall resiliency, the CITL is here to support you. We want to help you think through your course and strategize ways to make your course as resilient as possible. To facilitate this process, we have put together the following resources - including this Online & Hybrid Course Readiness Checklist - as a starting point or reference. As you consider the resources below, please do not hesitate to reach out to the CITL team with any questions that arise. We look forward to working closely with you and welcome your questions.

General Tips & Considerations

Quick tips to get you started toward building resiliency in your teaching

Anticipating the Unexpected

Recommendations for dealing with the intersection between life, work, and education for both faculty and students

Creating a Culture of Caring

Tips for balancing requirements and life experiences in the class

Resilient Teaching Resources

A list of resources focused on integrating resilient practices in your course design and teaching

Fostering Resilient Learners

Suggestions for providing students with the skills to address the unexpected in their lives

Workshops & Webinars

Check out the various professional development opportunities offered through CITL



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 Last Modified 9/16/21