Faculty Information for Spring Course Conversion
In our preparation for the Spring semester, you have been asked to engage in a Course Conversion Process so that Kean University is prepared to offer flexibility in course delivery in the face of the uncertainties brought about by an unprecedented pandemic. All, fully completed, course conversion workbooks are due to the respective Dean by 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, December 30, 2020. The School of Online Education, in close collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs and the Council of Deans, is working to help faculty prepare to teach their Spring 2021 courses with the creativity and personalization that are the hallmarks of each of our academic programs while using a common platform, our LMS, Blackboard. By using Blackboard and common templates within it, the mode of delivery will be consistent and minimize student confusion as they continue their academic journey taking multiple courses offered from different colleges within the university.
In order to address some of the questions that have arisen surrounding the Course Conversion Process, we are using this faculty resource webpage to provide additional information as it becomes available and have created an FAQ
Please see checklist designed to assist faculty who copy a Fall 2020 Blackboard course for use in a Spring 2021 Blackboard course. There are often certain items that need to be checked, updated, and possibly even deleted. This checklist attempts to guide the instructors in those changes.
Please continue to share your questions with your Deans. We will continue to update the FAQ and provide additional information as the process unfolds and as the demands of the Spring semester dictate. Please remember, we are in this together, as we continue to provide the highest quality education for our students.