posted by CAA — March 09, 2020
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 throughout the United States, several universities, including the University of Washington, Stanford, Columbia and Princeton, have chosen to temporarily forgo in-person classes in favor of remote learning. The decision to transition classes is part of an attempt at “social distancing,” the practice of limiting large gatherings and in-person contact to slow the transmission of the virus.
In most of these cases, it has been left up to faculty to make decisions about how to move their classes online. In an effort to crowdsource resources, we’ve gathered tweets and links that instructors are sharing to help, and will continue to update this list as we receive new ones.
Is your institution canceling in-person classes? Log it here:
If you hear of colleges and universities cancelling F2F classes (including moving them online), please add them to this Googledoc. Thanks to @BryanAlexander and all who are helping gather & share info on the situation. #covidcampus https://t.co/XlwjeG4Nnd
— Laura R. Prieto (@Laura_R_Prieto) March 9, 2020
Resources for getting started:
— Jacqueline Wernimont (@profwernimont) March 10, 2020
Faculty/teaching colleagues at colleges and universities. I am going to start a bare bones thread with some resources about moving to teach online. I am going to work this weekend on contingency plans myself and here are some links I need to read:
— Barbara Smith (@nanaslugdiva) March 6, 2020
ART & DESIGN EDUCATORS: considering schools seem to be going online only, let’s start a thread of best practices for teaching art & design classes online. What platforms? How do you structure you class? How do you give lectures? Run critiques? Let students show work?
— Mitch Goldstein (@mgoldst) March 10, 2020
Stanford is taking its classes fully remote. @beth_seltzer and I created (and are actively updating) a resource for our instructors to provide short-term support solutions. If you’re needing something similar, feel free to check out what we’ve done: https://t.co/ylyPOBQsC6
— Jenae Cohn (@Jenae_Cohn) March 7, 2020
Princeton will switch to digital classes after Spring Break to mitigate possibility of #COVID2019. I was part of the task force that built Harvard’s digital infrastructure during our week-long Boston Bombing lockdowns in 2013. Dynamic & interactive learning can thrive online!
— RL Barnes (@DigitalHistory_) March 9, 2020
On including your students in an online learning plan:
As mentioned earlier- critical question here. Talk to your students and set up a backup plan. Don’t rely on your institution. As a thought- ask your students what they can do if stuck at home for X number of weeks. Involve them in the process when possible. #CovidCampus https://t.co/SPC0OWPeHd
— Dennis E. Showalter (@DShowalterPhd) March 9, 2020
Explore more resources using #CovidCampus:
— Eric Mistry, MA, MBA (@ericmistry) March 9, 2020
— CAA Advancing Art & Design (@caavisual) March 12, 2020
As Art Schools Cancel Student Shows, One Instagram Account Pledges to Give Them Life (ARTnews)
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections (MCN)
Online Art & Design Studio Instruction in the Age of “Social Distancing” (Facebook group)
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources (link)
A New Medical Emergency Grant for Artists (Hyperallergic)
15 Tips for Working Remotely (American Alliance of Museums)
Online Teaching – In the context of COVID19 (Simon D. Halliday)
Art History Resources via Smarthistory (link)
Opinion: Please Do a Bad Job of Putting Your Courses Online (Rebecca Barrett-Fox)
The Coronavirus and the Ruptured Narrative of Campus Life (The New Yorker)
How to Close Colleges Without Hurting Vulnerable Students (The Washington Post)
Have a resource to contribute? Email Joelle Te Paske, CAA media and content manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to the thousands of participants who contributed to the 107th CAA Annual Conference! It is always inspiring to come together in person. You can see highlights via #CAA2019 and #CAANYC and our accounts on Twitter and Instagram.
We hope to see you next year in Chicago, February 12-15! The submissions portal for CAA 2020 opens March 1.
We are very excited to announce a new digital platform for this year’s Annual Conference that will bring together the online conversations taking place before, during, and after the big event. The new platform is part of CAA’s strategic plan for better serving the membership and offering improved communications.
We are pleased to introduce the #CAA2016 Conference Social Media Wall.
The Social Media Wall will be a space where attendees and the public can make contributions and follow the conversation on a single, updating page. The Social Media Wall will gather any Twitter or Instagram posts using any of the #CAA2016 conference hashtags below.
#caa2016 [Official Conference Hashtag]
#caabtf [Book and Trade Fair]
#caacareers [Mentoring, Workshops, and Interview Hall]
#caainternational [Getty Travel Fellowship and International News]
#caasepc [Student and Emerging Professional Committee]
#caafairuse [Fair Use Code of Conduct]
#caaadvocacy [Advocacy Work]
How your posts will appear on the #CAA2016 Social Media Wall:
- Post a witty observation or proclaim your excitement about the conference to your Twitter or Instagram account using one of the hashtags above
- Wait a few minutes…
- Watch your post appear alongside the collection of other amusing and astute comments about the 104th Annual Conference in Washington, DC, February 3-6, 2016.
Lastly, our Instagram account is new, so please do follow us and tag us in posts.
We are happy to bring this improved communication feature to the CAA membership, and we hope you enjoy using it.
We look forward to seeing you in DC!