Adjusting to a New Normal…Physically Distant but Digitally Connected

Social Distancing. Self-Quarantine. So many new words have entered our vocabulary because of the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic that Merriam-Webster has published an unscheduled update for words connected with the disease and responses to it: Coronavirus and the New Words We Added to the Dictionary in March 2020.

We have adjusted far more than our vocabulary in recent weeks. Colleges and universities around the world have had to act quickly to transition face-to-face classrooms to fully online classes for the remainder of this semester.

Although some educators routinely teach online classes or a hybrid of online and in-person classes, many are doing this for the first time.

The ACBSP Community Stands Strong to Get Through This Crisis Together

ACBSP is here to support you as you work remotely and continue delivering the highest quality business education for your students in challenging circumstances:

Complimentary Webinars — On Demand

We have developed a series of complimentary webinars to address your concerns:

Course Learning Outcome Revision and Mapping

Point Loma Nazarene University’s Fermanian School of Business will share best practices on writing strong CLOs by walking through an interactive and iterative mapping process that included their leadership team, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty.


Converting From Face-to-Face Delivery to Online Delivery

Faculty and administrators from several ACBSP accredited institutions who have delivered online courses for quite some time are here to help.


Assuring Quality in Higher Education in a Time of Crisis Using the ACBSP Accreditation Process

Join us for this two-part webinar and explore how higher education institutions are reacting to offering teaching and learning online and especially providing quality provision in this time of adversity. What can ACBSP do as an accrediting body to assure that learning continues and, more importantly, how will its quality be assured?


ACBSP Regions are coming together as well, offering a bevy of resources to members.

The Northeastern Council (ACBSP Region 1) leadership worked together to build a list of resources from various sources including colleagues, vendors, other institutions, and Web searches. They shared that list with ACBSP Region 1 members in a supportive email, and now share them with the entire membership.

“We are grateful to have the opportunity to lead in these challenging times and to be helpful to colleagues in our ACBSP Region and beyond,” said Project Leader and Region 1 Chair-Elect Dr. Lessie Branch (Metropolitan College of New York).

Other Region 1 leaders comprising Branch’s team included: Co-chairs Dr. Ahmed Eshra (Monroe College) and Dr. Jonathan Jefferson (Lesley University); Secretary Dr. Shani Carter (Wagner College); Immediate Past-Chair Dr. Wanda Rutledge (New Jersey City University): and Member Dr. Augustine Boakye (Essex County College).

Resources

Videos 

Prof. Mary Donegan at UConn’s Urban and Community Studies program compiled a list of online video clips related to urban studies and inequality topics that may be useful as you transition your courses online and rework assignments

Textbooks

These links contain access to books by the major publishers:

Free Access to ebooks

As part of its partnership with RedShelf, a leading ebook provider, FHEG will offer full free ebook access to students on Follett-managed college campuses in support of online learning, reaching as many as 8 million students through 2,700 physical and virtual locations. Students must have an “.edu” email address at a not-for-profit semester-system school, and there is a limit of seven ebook units per student. To access the free ebooks, visit

Internet/Wifi Connectivity

Accommodations for Disabilities

Communications Tools

Powerpoint

Voice over powerpoint

Films

New Day Films

From now until June 1, you can stream many New Day films for free on the New Day Streaming platform. Visit their site to see which films are available and instructions on how to access.

Best Practices for Online Teaching – Webinars on Demand

LMS Assistance

Most LMS issues can likely be addressed through your campus e-Learning or Tech Support. Below is contact information for most widely used LMS platforms:

Public Libraries

  • NYPL SimplyE App – Sign up for a NYPL card online!
    All NYPL libraries are closed due to the COVID-19 crisis but New York residents can get a library card through the SimplyE app.
  • Research at NYPL: Remote Access to Collections and Services
    During the temporary closure of The New York Public Library’s locations, the Library’s Research Collections and Services remain available to help researchers access information and materials. From personalized email consultations with research librarians to expanded access to our online research databases, here are a wide variety of ways you can use the Library’s online tools.

Video recording

Loom – www.loom.com

Loom enables you to easily create videos and screen captures through a desktop application or a browser extension. These videos would be very effective in delivering content asynchronously. Loom has announced that their Pro version will be free to educators forever. Ensure that you sign up with your college email address in order to activate the free Pro version.

Share your ideas and resources with the ACBSP Community

We want to hear from you. Please share your ideas and resources in the comments section below to build this list for the ACBSP Community. If there are webinar topics or other ways in which ACBSP might support you during this challenging time, please let us know at membership@acbsp.org


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