For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus
The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...
Fall won't be just 'either-or'; it may also be 'both'
Only a few weeks ago, it appeared UCR instructors had two choices for instruction in fall 2021: in-person, or remote. A group charged with preparing for fall instruction realized something was missing. Ken Baerenklau, who co-chairs the Instructional Continuity working group, said the committee kept hearing from faculty who wanted...
UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021
On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.
Winter quarter will be mostly remote again
In communications sent Oct. 23 and Nov. 30, UCR laid out instructional plans for its winter quarter, which will look much like fall quarter. Fifty courses have been approved for in-class instruction in winter quarter. All will offer students the option of remote instruction. “This represents only 2-to-3 % of...
UCR continues to build a robust remote learning environment for students and faculty
Richard Edwards, director of XCITE, shares how UCR has met the challenges of remote learning and the new technologies adopted over the last six months
How to solve California’s digital divide
A quarter of Californians lack meaningful access to the internet at home; here’s why that matters, and how to fix it
Professor’s own body becomes physiology lab during pandemic
Just call him Professor Guinea Pig. Adapting to remote learning this quarter, Professor Rich Cardullo is performing all the experiments for his human physiology laboratory course — on himself. Picture a video in which your professor puts electrodes on his thighs and has a teaching assistant hit his knees, so...
UCR team develops homegrown solution to online proctoring
Richard Edwards and Nathaniel Wildes of XCITE discuss preparing UCR for remote exams while students continue to shelter in place
Safeguarding against ‘Zoom bombing’
XCITE director Richard Edwards explains UCR’s response to the phenomena and offers guidance on how to tighten Zoom security
UC Riverside freshman builds computers for high school students in need
Computer science student helps ensure Covid-19 pandemic won’t hinder academic success in his community
How UCR’s Low-Residency MFA program uses remote teaching to its advantage
The program’s faculty members and students offer advice for transitioning to online classes due to coronavirus