The L.A.C.E.-hearted Way: Moving from Panic to Purpose in Online Classroom
Division of Equity and Inclusion
Office of the Vice President
University of Oregon
As faculty, many of us are on a forced journey of teaching remotely and online in unprecedented times. For some, this is our first foray into the online world, but even if it is not, most of us have never taught with uncertainty, panic and grief as our constant companions and competitors.
All across the world, educators are mourning the normalcy of our lives and the certainty that, in reality, has always been an illusion. We are grieving our friends and loved ones taken by coronavirus as we bid them goodbye from afar. While better days are certainly coming, getting there means journeying through a pathway lined with grief, loss and pain.
Yet, as we journey alongside the avenues and curves of uncertainty, pain and death, footprints of those who have traveled before us inspire us to move forward. At our own comfortable paces and in partnership with our students, journeying in the L.A.C.E.-hearted way of love, authenticity, courage and empathy, offers an opportunity to shift our perspectives from panic to purpose.
The purpose of the page this to encourage faculty to show up in ways that are loving, authentic, courageous and empathetic. As you do so, we encourage you to share your thoughts and insights on what is working via this qualtrics link. For more information on the L.A.C.E. framework and how faculty can use it to embolden and empower their teaching, please click here. Below are resources that facilitate community building and engagement with students in ways that spark and sustain life-long learning.
'Segregation Forever'? by Andrew Howard Nichols, PH.D. The Education Trust, August 2020.
Symbols Matter: Colleges and Universities respond to Movement Against Racist Imagery and Namesakes By Mariah Stewart. Insight into Diversity, August 18, 2020.
Beyond "High Risk": Statement on Disability and Campus Re-openings by Accessible Campus Action Alliance. Accessible Campus Action Alliance, updated July 10, 2020.
Research Guidance for Graduate Students and Advisors during Covid by University of Oregon College of Education. May 15, 2020.
Understanding systemic racism and how to combat it by Elanor Seaton. Arizona State University, June 23, 2020.
Templates that can be tailored to your personal style to reach out to students for the purpose of:
List and description of activities that build connection between you and your students and also among students. Community building is important in facilitating learning in face-to-face learning environments, but it is especially important in online environments.
Campus Leaders Discuss Research Institutions’ Role in Combatting COVID-19, Structural Racism By Lisa O'Malley Insight into Diversity, July 1, 2020
Lessons learned: 9 takeaways from teaching online during COVID-19” Tips for remote instruction developed in the past 10 weeks by Damian Radcliffe, UO Professor SOJC. Medium, May 16 2020.
Resource for accessible teaching ideas in Covid-19 context by Aimi Hamraie. Mapping Access, March 10,2020.
Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings. AGU Ethics and Equity. Accessed April 16, 2020.
8 Ways to Be More Inclusive in Your Zoom Teaching, by Kelly A. Hogan and Viji Sathy. Chronicle of Higher Education, April 8, 2020.
Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World. Edited by Django Paris and H. Samy Alim. Teachers College Press, 2017.
Education in Movement Spaces: Standing Rock to Chicago Freedom Square by Alayna Eagle Shield, Django Paris, Rae Paris and Timothy San Pedro. Routledge: 2020.
COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College. Disability Rights Texas, March 20, 2020.
How U.S. Coronavirus Measures Affect International Students: While uncertainty remains, colleges are trying to ensure that both current and prospective international students can study in the U.S. by Anayat Durrani. US News and World Report: March 13, 2020
Safe Ramadan practices in the context of the COVID-19: interim guidance. Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish. World Health Organization, 15 April 2020
“Stakes Is High’: Educating New Century Students. by Gloria Ladson-Billings. The Journal of Negro Education, vol. 82, no. 2, 2013, pp. 105–110. Available via UO Library at: JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/10.7709/jnegroeducation.82.2.0105. Accessed 16 Apr. 2020.
Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings. AGU Ethics and Equity Center. Acessed April 20,2020.
Accessible Teaching in the Time of Covid-19 by Aimi Hamraie. In: Mapping Access, March 10,2020.
COVID-19 Messaging Resources. The Opportunity Agenda, 2020.
Talking About COVID-19: Centering Language around Inclusion, Empowerment, and Justice. The Opportunity Agenda, 2020.
6 Leadership Tips for the COVID-19 Crisis by David Grossman. PRSA: May. 1, 2020
The reason Zoom calls drain your energy by Manyu Jiang. BBC, April 22, 2020.
Review your energy to see where you may make improvements with the Harvard Energy Audit (slightly adapted) - Energy Assessment by the UO Leadership Academy, April 2020.
Use some concepts from improvisational acting to help manage the uncertainty of these times. What Comes Next?: Improvising Our Way Through Uncertainty by the UO Leadership Academy, April 2020.
Resource for accessible teaching ideas in Covid-19 Hamraie, Aimi. “Accessible Teaching in the Time of COVID-19.” Mapping Access, March 10, 2020. https://www.mapping-access.com/blog-1/2020/3/10/accessible-teaching-in-t....
Learning for Students with Disabilities in the Time of COVID-19. Webinar. American Law Association, April 22, 2020.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief: Monday, April 27, 10 -11 AM or Tuesday, April 28, 3-4 PM
Time Management and Organizational Skills: Monday, May 4, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 5, 3-4 PM
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Monday, May 11, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 12, 3-4 PM
Addressing Anti-Asian Microaggressions: Monday, May 18, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 19, 3-4 PM
There's a Drama To It:" Innovative Way of Teaching about Power, Resistance, and Social Justice Through Sports, NCORE Webinar Series, Feb 2020
Navigating academia in PWCs and Universities: A Guide to Equip First-Generation Students of Color to Thrive in Higher Education NCORE Webinar Series, September 2019