This book illustrates how higher education responded to the COVID-19 pandemic and grew from it. The pandemic impacted faculty development, drew a greater focus on the measurement of effective teaching in higher education, and provided a better understanding of what was needed to better aid educators in colleges and universities nationwide. The stage is set for a more resilient higher education with chapters illustrating new paradigms and promise.

Three themes are highlighted throughout this volume. Authors underscore the need to explore different modalities of delivery for faculty development and instruction, to enhance the leverage of technology in course design, and to refine faculty development for holistic development. Pulling together empirical data on college faculty administration, and student responses to the pandemic, chapter authors address the unique issues faced by educators and highlight successes and challenges in working with existing Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) and information technology structures. Featuring contributions from diverse institutions, each chapter provides specific guidelines and recommendations for higher education to set the stage for innovation and change.

Laying the groundwork for the design of more effective models of faculty development for higher education, this book is a valuable resource for higher education administrators and faculty to improve higher education going forward.

part |74 pages

Part One

chapter 1|17 pages

From The Worst of Times, to Better

Higher Education during the Pandemic

chapter 2|11 pages

Walking the Tight-Rope

A Senior Administrator's Perspective on the Pandemic

chapter 4|14 pages

Fixed-Term Faculty in a Global Pandemic

Challenges and Burnout

chapter 5|15 pages

The Student Experience

part |255 pages

Part Two

chapter 8|15 pages

Balancing Structure and Flexibility

Building an Instructional Support Ecosystem for a Post-Pandemic Future

chapter 10|16 pages

University of Southern California

Turning a Crisis Into a Vision

chapter 11|13 pages

University of Colorado Boulder

chapter 12|14 pages

Holistic Support

The Strengths of a Comprehensive Teaching and Learning Center

chapter 13|13 pages

Disruption is the Norm

Responding to the Future at Xavier University of Louisiana

chapter 14|17 pages

Supporting Teaching through Covid

A Decentralized Approach

chapter 15|18 pages

University of Denver

From Crisis Response to Institutional Change

chapter 18|14 pages

Challenges of Going Onward

A Cautionary Case Study

chapter 19|16 pages

The Colby Mules Great Pivot

Responding to the Global Pandemic with Community

chapter 20|14 pages

Into the Storm

How to Provide Structured Support in Times of Uncertainty

chapter 22|18 pages

Valencia College in the Time of COVID

A Validation of Culture & Motivation to Excel