Blog from April, 2020

Although this semester we've all faced unprecedented challenges in light of COVID-19, we hope you and your family are well and you’re enjoying your first semester teaching online at the Academy.  We’d like to invite you to an online question and answer session to discuss how the semester has been overall, including: positive things you’ve experienced, practices that have worked well and/or areas that may have been challenging for you or your students. We’ll also discuss common “end of the semester” concerns such as:

  • Keeping your class momentum going throughout this final stretch.
  • Your role in the student’s final project.
  • Finishing the semester strong, including how to properly close out your course.

These sessions are great opportunities to learn more about core skills, ask questions and connect with other online teachers.  We hope you will join us!

General End of the Semester Q&A for New Online Instructors

Wednesday, 4/29, 11:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)

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General End of the Semester Q&A for New Onsite Instructors

Wednesday, 4/30, 11:00 a.m. – Noon (Pacific Time)

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If you experience issues accessing the session above or need additional assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to your online faculty coach.  You can also contact our office at and the Online Help Desk for technical help at

Thank you and all the best as the semester wraps up!
Faculty Evaluation and Coaching

Dear Instructors,

For the last several weeks, Faculty Evaluation and Coaching has been offering daily
workshops to help you transition to Zoom technology. At this time, we've seen a large drop in
attendance as instructors have become more confident and proficient teaching classes using
Zoom. With these things in mind, starting this Thursday the workshops will be discontinued
and instead individualized Zoom support will be available exclusively.

To contact us, please email Faculty Evaluation and Coaching and one of our staff will get back
to you quickly during business hours:

Additionally, the Online Help Desk is available 24/7 to address technical issues you may

Help Desk

We wish you continued success.

Best Regards,
Faculty Evaluation and Coaching