Returning to Teaching: Lessons Learned while Navigating the New Normal


The Returning to Teaching workshop was one of four programs that the Bruce K. Nelson Faculty Development Center hosted to help prepare EMU faculty for the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Through this programming, we intended to give attendees the tools to maximize success in the coming semester and to navigate the "new normal" to the best of their ability. For more information about our other programs for the month of August 2022, please visit the links below.

Syllabus Trading Zone

How to Make the Most of the First Day of Class

Working with Struggling Students



Many faculty and lecturers will be returning to the classroom in the fall, in an ever-changing atmosphere.  How do we plan, be flexible, and handle challenges like absences (COVID or non-COVID related), late assignments, student anxiety, etc.?  This session featured a faculty panel to discuss what has worked effectively (and, importantly, what has not!).  This session asked participants to come prepared to learn from the experiences of others, and to offer their own experiences (or conjectures) as we support each other in preparing to step into the classroom for the fall semester.  


Harriet Lindsay, Professor of Chemistry

Ken Saldanha, Professor of Social Work

Andrea Zakrajsek, Professor, Occupational Therapy Program


Lecturer standing in front of students in large auditorum hall

We are excited to have ran programming such as this one to help prepare EMU faculty for the 2022-23 school year.

To learn about more programming that we are offering this August, please visit our Events page