Additional Zoom Resources and Updates
April 2, 2020
From: Allison Lehr Samuels, Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
We want to share some important updates regarding Zoom. As we learn more about using Zoom as a teaching tool, some challenges have emerged:
– How do we let students who are unable to participate in synchronous sessions equitably engage in the course asynchronously?
– How do we balance respecting student privacy with academic integrity?
– How can we prevent inadvertently putting at risk our students and faculty who might get into trouble for expressing certain opinions/points of view?
– How do we prevent “zoombombing“?
We strive to navigate this complexity in our expanded guide “Teaching with Zoom at Baruch College“. It is designed to help faculty learn how to use Zoom, share best practices, and illustrate how it might be used in different teaching contexts.
We’ve also been working closely with BCTC to adjust some of Zoom’s default settings as we learn more about how the tool operates in higher education. This is also communicated in the guide.
Lastly, we’re pleased to announce that Cathy Kawalek has joined the CTL this semester to help support faculty using Zoom in their teaching. Cathy spent 15 years working in the remote trenches of IBM and since 2017 has been a member of the Baruch teaching community as an adjunct for the Zicklin capstone class, Business Policy 5100. She will continue to offer workings on Zoom in the coming weeks. These will be updated on the CTL events page.
Thank you for your continued flexibility and patience as we all learn by doing!
Allison Lehr Samuels
Director, Baruch Center for Teaching and Learning
Lecturer, Narendra Paul Loomba Department of Management
Field Mentor, Lawrence N. Field Programs in Entrepreneurship
Baruch College, The City University of New York