A MESSAGE FROM THE CIRTL@UCLA DIRECTOR REGARDING THE SUSPENSION OF IN-PERSON CLASSES:
Dear CIRTL@UCLA community,
There is so much to be said. We are being confronted with so many different and unique challenges that we are being asked to respond to rapidly and without much experience to rely on. This is, indeed, uncharted territory! Yet, every day I am reminded at least once of the gratitude I have for being part of a caring community – and not just one, but many. A community of educators who care deeply for their student’s learning as well as their well-being. Colleagues who are reaching out in ways that may not have happened in the past, to collaborate, share resources and come together.
One of the most reassuring and heartwarming responses, though, has been from the Graduate students and Postdocs who are looking to each other as well as their mentors to get help and support while also asking important questions about how to treat their students equitably and with kindness.
This situation is fluid and changing every day. Continue to access cirtl.net
for updates about online CIRTL network programming, including sessions on remote teaching. This is where being a part of an online community is so great! Please also check the CIRTL@UCLA
websites for more information about UCLA-specific events and workshops as it becomes available.
Along with everything else, this mode of working can be quite isolating. You are not alone.
Take breaks and get some fresh air! Stay positive! Write down one thing you are grateful for every day! Reach out! Eat well and sleep well!
We want you to know that Katie and I and everyone at CEILS is here for you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.
Take care of yourself and your family and be safe,
THE CIRTL@UCLA ONLINE TEACHING RESOURCES WEB PAGE: With the suspension of in-person classes comes a surge to move courses onto online platforms. Cross-campus efforts are being made to prepare resources, guides, and trainings to support our community through the suspension of in-person classes. Please see our new Resources for Online Teaching web page with information that will be updated daily as it becomes available.