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Faculty development session: Teaching well in the time of COVID

Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship invites you to join us on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, from noon to 1 p.m. (CST) for a live event on Zoom (and recorded for later viewing).

Presenters Dr. Richard Van Eck, associate dean for Teaching & Learning, and Dr. Adrienne Salentiny, instructional designer at the SMHS, will present “Teaching well in the time of COVID” via the following link:

COVID-19 forced most teachers to learn how to teach online almost overnight. Now, six months later, we have the opportunity to consider whether and to what extent we have been teaching well. Join Drs. Van Eck and Salentiny as they share the lessons learned from their 20+ combined years of online teaching experience:

  • When should you meet with your students in real time?
  • How can you make online learning more engaging?
  • How do you overcome technology barriers and take advantage of its strengths?

This virtual session will answer these questions and provide examples of the tools and technologies that can help make your teaching more effective.

This faculty development session is part of the Evidence-Based Teaching (EBT) series hosted by the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship unit of Education Resources and the Office of Education and Faculty Affairs at the UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences. This series, held every third Thursday of the month, showcases topics of interest to the medical and health education community and is free and open to anyone at UND. Previous faculty development sessions can be streamed from our website.

If you have questions, would like more information or want to suggest a future meeting topic, please contact Adrienne Salentiny at