As the semester comes to a close it is time to reflect on what was successful and what elements of your course you feel might need some adjustments. The semester has its ups and downs, usually starting to flatten during the middle but hopefully, you ended on a high note. What can you do differently next semester to have more of an impact on your students or reduce your own stress going forward? Debbie Morrison (2015) outlines what she believes to be the “Five Pillars of Quality Online Education.”
Take some time before the start of Spring semester to analyze your course. How do you feel about the past semester? What would your students say about their experience in the course? Are there things you would like to improve? What is holding you back?
The National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity offers a “Plan Handout” to get you jump started for next semester. You can also consider participating in a workshop to learn new skills to enhance your online or hybrid course. But for now, take a few days to relax and enjoy some quiet time. Give yourself a well-deserved break so you can come back in the New Year with a renewed sense of energy and excitement to start again.
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