Teaching in the time of COVID

March 11, 2021

Gone are the days of professors lecturing to throngs of students in crowded lecture halls. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way college classes operate, at least for the time being and perhaps with a lasting impact. This series explores how the UTSA Honors College transformed its in-person experiential curriculum into a virtual curriculum and how the pandemic has shaped students’ experiences within the virtual classroom. My fellow Honors College faculty and I pivoted our teaching and delivery methods to address this unique time. In some cases, we took existing courses and transferred them using best practices in digital learning. In other cases, we created entirely new courses with content to reflect these very unusual times. In each course, we continued our commitment to interdisciplinary experiential learning in areas spanning Service Learning, Professional Development, Intellectual Achievement and Research, Cultural Exploration, Engaged Living, and Skill Development.