Support for Remote Teaching

March 11, 2020

Dear Colleagues:

Thank you for all the work you are doing to ensure the safety of our community and the ongoing success of MSU students during this challenging time. The decision to move face-to-face instruction in lectures, seminars, and classroom settings to remote instruction was made in the interest of public safety regarding the novel coronavirus. The safety of our community through social distancing and the success of our students are our top priorities.

We are working to support faculty and staff in providing meaningful student learning experiences in virtual environments. To this end, we have collaborated with MSU IT and the HUB for Innovation in Learning and Technology in developing face-to-face workshops, online tutorials, and support services to help all faculty at MSU with remote teaching.

On-campus workshops will start tomorrow, led by College of Arts & Letters Assistant Dean of Academic and Research Technology Scott Schopieray. All MSU faculty across campus are welcome to attend these workshops. You may RSVP at go.cal.msu.edu/remoteworkshops. The times and places are:

  • Thursday, March 12, at 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. - B342 Wells
  • Friday, March 13, at 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. - 107 Bessey Hall

Please continue to visit keepteaching.msu.edu for more information. This website is being updated frequently. MSU also has a toll-free hotline to help address questions from our students, faculty, staff, and parents: 888-353-1294.

As you continue to make leadership decisions with regards to your academic and pedagogical work, please monitor ongoing communications from the University and College in the days and weeks to come.

I am grateful for the expertise, care, and generosity each of you bring as we work through this transition. Please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the Dean’s Office for assistance.

Sincerely,

Chris