Preparing for post-pandemic learning environments: Opinion

July 7, 2021
The post-pandemic university must be reimagined to meet the needs of students, rather than reverting back to pre-pandemic norms, writes André Costopoulos, vice-provost and dean of students at the University of Alberta. The author describes the outdated course delivery methods used prior to the pandemic, and how these have been made obvious by the shift to online learning. Costopoulos encourages leaders to develop the learning environment by asking students what they need, embracing flexible modes of teaching, and giving students access to materials at any time. Furthermore, Costopolous writes, changes may need to be made to the way that programs are modeled, the kinds of training students receive, the tools available for guiding students, and the delivery of programs. University Affairs (Editorial)