Students, faculty raise concerns about online delivery plans

May 15, 2020

Students and faculty are expressing concerns over the quality and effectiveness of a fully online delivery approach. Student concerns include worries about receiving lower grades, the quality of online education, and paying fees for in-person services that cannot be delivered online. Faculty associations are questioning how the shift to online learning will impact contract instructors who may not have the equipment necessary to deliver online education, how classes with strong in-person components will be delivered, and the potential for the work/personal life divide to be further blurred for instructors working online. “We need to pay attention to what is unfolding over time,” said University of Regina interim provost David Gregory. “Students need time to plan their lives, in addition to the faculty.” CBC | Global News (National)