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Capstone MPA Online Online Learning

Managing Your ‘Grad School’ Emotions

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) For those of us in a traditionally online program, multitasking is nothing new.  This week is a small break between summer school and the launch of a new fall semester and all of the anticipation and excitement which comes from looking forward to meeting dozens of new students. Faculty […]

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Managing an Online Classroom in Times of Emotional Crises

By Dr. Matthew Wheeler, Adjunct Associate Professor All of our eyes are wide open, but what happens when the eyes are on you as the professor as students seek productive and safe places to share their emotions?  As a professor of online learning for nearly a decade, it has taken time to realize that our […]

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MPA Online Online Learning

Problem or Opportunity? The Sudden Move to Online

By Dr. Tara Blanc, Associate Professor (Teaching) Much has been made (and rightly so) about the problems involved in the sudden move of most of the nation’s universities to online classes in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no doubt that many faculty and students have struggled with the concepts and processes of remote […]

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MPA Online Online Learning

What’s included in an online Discussion?

By Dr. Dora Kingsley Vertenten, Professor (Teaching) Looking back on early courses taught in our online USC Price Master in Public Administration program (yes, Virginia, those course records live forever in the cloud), I’m slightly appalled. Over the years, students and our alumni have stoked a sense that the Price MPA online program teaches with […]

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Five Ways Colleges are Moving Final Exams Online

By Dr. William Leach, Associate Professor (Teaching) It’s Finals Week, campus has been closed since mid-March, but your professors are determined to finish the semester, ready or not. With social distancing mandated nationwide, taking your final exams the normal way – showing up in class, Blue Book in hand – is not an option. So, […]