After all we’ve been through, it might be reasonable to ask: Why worry about fine-tuning our teaching, now of all times?
What we went through in 2020, after all, was a crisis of epic proportions, one whose repercussions are going to reverberate for years to come. In higher education, most of the focus in the spring and early summer was on bare survival, as we tried to ensure some kind of continuity for students as all of our lives were turned upside down.
This strategy makes sense. But now, as the dust settles from our emergency pivot and we look to what’s next, we can be thinking about what it means to maintain or improve the quality of teaching that we do.