This past year, we spoke to faculty members from many disciplines about their experiences with remote instruction. Now that the university is preparing for a return to (mostly) in-person instruction in September 2021, we have compiled their comments about the return to SFU campuses.
Research collaboration achieves world’s first laser-cooling of antimatter April 13, 2021
Simon Fraser University distinguished professor of physics Mike Hayden is part of an international...
In-person instruction: Some classes have already returned March 24, 2021
In Fall 2020, the dance, theatre and music courses offered by the School for the Contemporary Arts...
Jonathan Jedwab: What I'm learning about remote teaching March 08, 2021
"It’s far from the disaster I anticipated. In fact, to my great surprise, there are...
Elena Caselli: What I'm learning about remote teaching March 01, 2021
"I’m learning about new technologies and how to improve my online communications skills,...
Diane Finegood: What I'm learning about remote teaching February 22, 2021
"It has benefits over the classroom if you get your mind turned to how to take advantage of...
Martin Laba: What I'm learning about remote teaching February 15, 2021
"I have certainly learned that remote courses are not online/distance courses—remote...
Aida Osian: What I’m learning about remote teaching February 08, 2021
“Building rapport remotely can be a difficult task, but there are solutions, one of which is...
Taco Niet: What I'm learning about remote teaching February 01, 2021
“Not planning enough. The biggest shift for me to remote has been the requirement to plan...
Tara Holland: What I’m learning about remote teaching January 25, 2021
“Regardless of the medium, teaching still needs to be rooted in best practices to facilitate...
Lara Aknin: What I’m learning about remote teaching November 17, 2020
“Remote teaching is hard work and I really miss engaging directly with my students.”