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Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

Opinion: Teaching online will present challenges for GSIs but ultimately be beneficial

July 22, 2020

When campus closed last semester on March 14, I found myself struggling to rethink my own course as a graduate student instructor, or GSI. It was my third semester teaching "Writing and Rhetoric" as ...

Hybrid courses, a combination of in-person and online instruction, will be offered at Columbia for the Summer term if Illinois enters phase four of Gov. J.B. Pritzker's five-phase plan by July.

Hybrid courses: the future of combined in-person and online summer classes

May 28, 2020

Shanna VanDerwerker, an adjunct faculty member in the Theatre Department, has never taught a hybrid course before, but this summer she will be one of 15 instructors teaching both online and in-person. VanDerwerker will be teaching “Musical Th...

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

With an uncertain future, the grade for online courses is incomplete

May 1, 2020

Between four-hour zoom sessions, a poor WiFi connection at home and a lack of camera and sound equipment, freshman filmmaking major Kaitlyn Venturina said her classes are not nearly as engaging or e...

Online music courses 'not ideal,' but produce 'great opportunities ahead'

Online music courses ‘not ideal,’ but produce ‘great opportunities ahead’

April 21, 2020

Cords snake along an apartment floor connecting laptops, monitors, amps, pedals, guitars and other equipment needed for an online private music lesson. Luckily, Nick Bilski, a senior music majo...

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