Brett Arenz Leads Informal PLPA Teaching Group
The raging global pandemic has changed teaching in the department. Last spring semester, all courses abruptly transitioned to online delivery. This fall, the university is planning a mixture of online and in person courses as well as hybrids between these two models. We care about student learning and high quality education. To help instructors prepare as fully as possible in these uncertain times, Professor Brett Arenz has convened a series of discussions amongst instructors this summer. Topics covered have included best practices for online delivery, safety protocols to ensure effective in person teaching, and delivery of lab content via nontraditional approaches. None of us knows what the future holds, but we are grateful for our instructors who are going above and beyond to continue high quality plant pathology teaching.