Resource Spotlight: Online Teaching
To support engaging and effective online teaching in these times, the Association of College and University Educators offers a helpful online teaching toolkit with guidance on how to foster quality discussions, record effective microlectures, and create engaging assignments here. In addition, the European Association of Distance Teaching Universities has compiled an overview of its members’ resources on online teaching here.
Call for Online Course Proposals: Off University
Off-University is inviting proposals for online courses in gender studies from researchers and students who are legally or politically persecuted. The courses will be taught from October 2020 to February 2021 and lecturers will receive an honorarium. Applications are due by May 15, 2020. You can learn more about Off University here and find the call for proposals here.
Online Course: Dangerous Questions – Why Academic Freedom Matters
The EU-funded Academic Refuge project, in which Scholars at Risk is a partner, will hold a free three-week online course starting on April 20 that explores the meaning of academic freedom and how it relates to core higher education and societal values. You can learn more about the course and sign up here.
Resource Spotlight: Expanded Access to Academic Publications
To support researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic, several academic publishers and databases have expanded their free access. Connelly Library at La Salle University offers a helpful overview here.
Presenting a paper at an academic conference can be a wonderful way to grow your network of contacts within your field. We have shared a few popular conference search engines below, some of which are field-specific. Many scholars also find it helpful to ask colleagues or a supervisor for suggestions of suitable conferences in their discipline.