Recent developments surrounding COVID-19 have sparked major changes in New York’s system of higher education. While the main focus is keeping our campus community informed of health and safety updates, which can be found at our Health Alert – Novel Coronavirus page, our campuses are also actively fine-tuning their online learning efforts. During this time of change and the need to be adaptable, SUNY has moved the majority of its coursework online. Students throughout the system are transitioning to remote instruction, many for the first time.
With this in mind, the SUNY system is working full force to ensure that our students’ learning experiences are not interrupted or compromised due to these changes. As each student is different and may require different needs to thrive as an online learner, our campuses are dedicating much of their time to fielding student questions and sharing resources with faculty on how to create the most optimal experience for their class. While part of this process may involve learning on-the-go, we know the SUNY family will get through this together by being prepared and lending a helping hand to those who need it.
To ease the transition, we have compiled a list of our best tips for preparing for online classes:
Although we are living in a time of uncertainty, which can bring about feelings of confusion and states of stress surrounding learning, Provost Zimmermannt provides the following advice, “Stay positive—you may encounter challenges establishing a work/life balance, understanding the course content, or adapting to new technology.” As we move forward, Chancellor Johnson has made it clear that “your SUNY family is here for you,” and that “while everything may seem different, take comfort in the things that remain the same—studying, completing projects, and connecting with each other virtually.”