This fall, Harvard will not be opening its campus for the first time in 384 years. The University of Oregon is offering primarily remote instruction, while holding limited in-person labs, studio experience, and small classes. At James Madison University, a mix of in-person, online, and hybrid courses are beginning, with some classes being taught outdoors.
Let’s face it. This will be a fall semester like no other. Online and hybrid classes, students back on campus, health protocols, optimal class and space scheduling, and a lot more. So, we get that you are up to your eyeballs in figuring out how all this is going to work (Plan A). And what to do if something doesn’t (Plan B).
This past May, Coursedog invited a number of industry leaders to speak at Community 2020: A Virtual Summit for Higher Ed. This post summarizes key points made by two registrars, Rodney Parks from Elon University and Temple University’s Bhavesh Bamhbrolia, who both spoke of their role in innovation, student success and retention. (For complete recordings of all the summit’s presentations, click here.)
Coursedog has come across a lot of great research on the centrality and importance of course scheduling to broader institutional initiatives in Higher Ed. We thought it'd be helpful to put it all in one place. Enjoy!
In the world of digital catalog software, innovation is hard to come by. Coursedog is reimagining the catalog's utility for both students and administrators.
We sat down with John Papinchak, University Registrar at Carnegie Mellon University, to discuss the topic, to assess what COVID means for Registrars, scheduling, and higher-ed writ large, and to walk through the ways Coursedog has been able to help our partner institutions.