Podcast: The Quick Pivot to Remote Education

Dr. Laurie Bernotsky, provost of West Chester University, and Christine Hafer, a professor in the education department at Ithaca College, discuss how their universities have coped with Covid-19 and the transition to virtual learning. 

Bernotsky explains “Our president has this saying, we hear this a lot, ‘Hope is not a strategy.’ So, we had been thinking, like many other institutions of having students and faculty not return for just those two weeks after spring break, to give us some time to see how things were going to develop before making the move to these alternative instructional modalities, and quite frankly to give us time to prepare for that kind of a move.”

Listen to the podcast here.

Listen to the companion podcast: Managing Campuses During the Coronavirus Outbreak

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.