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.
Faculty and staff reminded of maintaining a respectful workplace. Around the O. January 11, 2021.
Breaking the Cycle to Heal: How Campus Leadership Can Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Brandon Wolfe and Paulette Patterson Dilworth. Insight into Diversity, November 17, 2020.
Raising awareness about access to affordable textbooks by Around the O. December 8, 2020
Faculty at Risk: Colleges Can Support Faculty Mental Health During Stressful Times by Erik Cilburn, Insight Into Diversity. November 17, 2020.
How reverse mentorship can help create better leaders by Patrice Gordon. TED. November, 2020.
Breaking the Cycle to Heal: How Campus Leadership Can Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Brandon Wolfe and Paulette Patterson Dilworth, Insight into Diverstiy. November 17, 2020.
Good Leadership Is an Act of Kindness by Boris Groysberg and Susan Seligson, Harvard Business School. November 1, 2020.
"Race, Class, Gender and Media”: Teaching Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Media and Communications Studies Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | LIVE 3:00-4:30 PM Central Time* NCORE Webinar.
StarTalk coaching provides support during challenging times, Around the O. Oct 27, 2020.
How to have healthy arguments in 2020 | The Lost Art of Argument documentary, by the University of Oregon. YouTube, Oct 25, 2020
Deaf in a pandemic: How the Deaf UO community is handling the new normal by Jane Glazer. Daily Emerald, October 16, 2020.
Multiple Front Lines - Everything Involved in What We Call (Online) Learning. Wednesday, October 14, 2020. National Conference on Race in Higher Education. NCORE Webinar.
Finding Solutions to Support Child Care during COVID-19 by Gina Adams. Urban Institute, Sept 22,2020.
Implicit Bias workshops with Erik Girvan, find info and dates here
Templates that can be tailored to your personal style to reach out to students for the purpose of:
6 Leadership Tips for the COVID-19 Crisis by David Grossman. PRSA: May. 1, 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.
Accessible Teaching in the Time of Covid-19 by Aimi Hamraie. In: Mapping Access, March 10,2020.
Best Practices for Inclusive Remote Meetings. AGU Ethics and Equity Center. Acessed April 20,2020.
Beyond "High Risk": Statement on Disability and Campus Re-openings by Accessible Campus Action Alliance. Accessible Campus Action Alliance, updated July 10, 2020.
Campus Leaders Discuss Research Institutions’ Role in Combatting COVID-19, Structural Racism By Lisa O'Malley Insight into Diversity, July 1, 2020
COVID-19 Messaging Resources. The Opportunity Agenda, 2020
COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities in College. Disability Rights Texas, March 20, 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.
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
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.
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.
Research Guidance for Graduate Students and Advisors during Covid by University of Oregon College of Education. May 15, 2020.
Resource for accessible teaching ideas in Covid-19 context by Aimi Hamraie. Mapping Access, March 10,2020.
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.
'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.
Talking About COVID-19: Centering Language around Inclusion, Empowerment, and Justice. The Opportunity Agenda, 2020.
Understanding systemic racism and how to combat it by Elanor Seaton. Arizona State University, June 23, 2020.
Your ‘Surge Capacity’ Is Depleted — It’s Why You Feel Awful by Tara Haelle. Elemental, August 17, 2020.
The reason Zoom calls drain your energy by Manyu Jiang. BBC, April 22, 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....
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.
Addressing Anti-Asian Microaggressions: Monday, May 18, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 19, 3-4 PM
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
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
Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: Monday, May 11, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 12, 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
Time Management and Organizational Skills: Monday, May 4, 10-11 AM or Tuesday, May 5, 3-4 PM