Summer Connections

Summer Connections is a special series of the DFD Digest. We’ve teamed up with Educational Technology and the Libraries to bring you information on remote teaching, working & learning in preparation for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Zoom grid with Faculty in Conversation about Black Lives Matter Protests.

“8 Minutes and 46 Seconds to Revolution: Making Sense of the George Floyd and Breonna Taylor Protests,” History Roundtable.

6/1/2020 Issue:

  1. Leading with Inclusive, Trauma-Informed Pedagogy
  2. Curated: DIY Trainings on Outlook, OneDrive & Moodle
  3. Tips & Advice for #WFH (Working from Home)
  4. Resources & Opportunities: Building Connections

6/17/2020 Issue:

  1. Course (Re)Design Workshop Program & Sign-Up
  2. “Write or Wrong”: On Research in Turbulent Times
  3. Moodle’s New Look (& Layout)
  4. Curated: DIY Trainings on Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  5. Welcome to the “Faculty Lounge”
Students in masks across a table

Summer 2020 at The College of Wooster.
Photo Credit: Matt Dilyard


7/17/2020 Issue:

                          1. Resources from the Building Connections Workshop
                          2. Support for Faculty & Staff
                          3. Curated DIY Trainings on M365 Stream & Teams + Perusall & Flipgrid
                          4. From the Libraries
                          5. Ongoing Conversations in the Faculty Lounge
                          6. Upcoming PD Opportunities





Prepping for Fall 2020. Photo Credit: Matt Dilyard

8/4/2020 Issue:

  1. Are You Ready to Launch? Building Connections Follow-up Sessions
  2. Advice from Summer Courses Faculty
  3. Workshop on Anti-Racist Pedagogy
  4. Socially Distant Photo-Op: Faculty & Staff Headshots
  5. Support from the Wellness Center for Faculty & Staff
  6. New Resources (or Coming Soon…), including Syllabus Statements, Academic Policies Updates & Teams/Zoom backgrounds you can customize with pronouns & name.
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