Gratitude for our Dedicated TWU Faculty
Trinity Western University (TWU) is grateful to our dedicated faculty who are leading our institution into a brave new world of teaching and learning.
Students at TWU have continued to receive excellent education and learning support – even in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing disruption – thanks to our exceptional faculty and their tireless and heroic efforts in adapting their teaching methods and in providing tailored learning support.
The TWU community, including students and student families from around the world, expresses our warmest gratitude and respect for the TWU faculty.
Together, Pursuing the Journey Back to TWU
Today more than ever, our world needs educated leaders who are well-trained, resilient and resourceful. At TWU, our mission is to be a global leader in Christ-centered, transformational education that is rooted in the hope of the gospel.
As we pursue this mission in light of new post-pandemic realities, TWU is taking steps to provide a safe learning environment for students, staff and faculty.
The special task for faculty is to creatively adapt teaching methods to make learning accessible for students, wherever they may be.
While the journey back to TWU may take longer than we had hoped, we want to reassure our students that we are committed to the following:
· Providing access for all students to progress in their studies;
· Delivering a high quality, student-centred educational experience;
· Embedding TWU’s total-student campus experience in a virtual platform; and
· Allowing for flexibility in course delivery options and adaptability to changing circumstances.
We call the model that enables us to deliver on these commitments a multi-access approach to learning that prioritizes health and safety while giving students access to the TWU educational experience.
Faculty Resources for Multi-Access Teaching
To help our faculty feel confident and empowered to teach with excellence this fall, the TWU Office of Teaching + Learning and the Office of Online Learning team have curated a library of helpful resources:
1. Brief Guide to Fall course design
2. Online Learning Quality Assurance Rubric
3. How to Teach Online Effectively
- Information regarding upcoming Teaching Online Effectively (TOnE) sessions
- The Teaching ONline Effectively (TOnE) mini-course helps faculty better think about and design the scenarios pertaining to the fall semester.
- For help setting up Moodle and Zoom, or to schedule a consultation time, please see the Online Learning On-Ramp
4. Success Stories in Multi-Access Education
- Conversation with Mark Halvorson regarding his experiences teaching in a Multi-Access way
- Example Web story about the development of a Multi-Access Course
5. Finding Friends Along the Way
Podcast series: Teaching with Care and Building Community During a Pandemic - Learning Matters: a Bridge to Practice
6. Frequently Asked Questions
Here to Support Your Teaching Success
The TWU Office of Teaching + Learning and the Office of Online Learning is here to support you. If you have any questions or need to schedule a consulting session, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.