The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shifted how courses and programs are being offered and how faculty and students are engaging in teaching and learning. Moreover, the pandemic is likely to have a far-reaching impact on student mobility and institutional operations going forward. To be prepared for the fall 2020 semester as well as the post-COVID-19 world, USM institutions must adapt both their technology infrastructure use and teaching methods to produce optimally effective learning environments—whether online, face-to-face, or some combination of both.
The Kirwan Center and University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) are partnering to help build institutional capacity to meet these needs. USM OnTrack is working with provosts, teaching and learning center directors, instructional designers, and academic technology professionals across USM institutions to support and assess the expansion of high-quality learning into fall 2020, with an eye toward sustaining and building upon these improvements into the future.
For more information about this partnership, see the USM OnTrack press release.
For more information on the USM's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit: https://www.usmd.edu/coronavirus.