It has been a busy month of August across the four Maple League universities as we prepare to welcome back students to campus and explore online learning environments. Looking back on this past month, we’ve focused on supporting faculty in their course design: we’ve hosted thrice weekly sessions (with impressive attendance from faculty, staff, and students), we’ve built our “on demand” digital resources, and we’ve submitted a number of funding proposals for external funding to drive innovation in quality undergraduate education.
Looking forward, we’ve developed a robust calendar of programming for September 2020 as we shift gears from supporting design to supporting delivery. This fall we are renewing our focus on student-led and student-focussed support systems and preparing to launch the annual 3M mentoring programs for both students and faculty; we are also adding new initiatives such as hosting a regular book club, looking to expand a Bishop’s pilot program called the OLTC program (Online Learning and Technology Consultants), and growing our suite of Maple League courses.
Thank you for your ongoing support and engagement.
— Dr. Jessica Riddell, Executive Director, Maple League of Universities