Working & Teaching From Home

Resources for Working & Teaching at Home

COVID-19 Academic Contingency Planning: A direct link to McMaster University resources to teaching at home for faculty members including guidelines for instructors, course modifications and guidelines on accessibility for students.

Canadian University Online Support: A gathered list of resources from Canadian Universities including McMaster, specific to Faculty continuance during COVID-19. Resources include e-learning support and some mental well-being resources from University of Calgary, University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, Western University, McMaster University, McGill University and Queen’s University.

McMaster Program for Faculty Development: Various articles and resources related to teaching, scholarly practice, supportive leadership and more to support you in your role as a faculty member.

MacPherson Institute: Resources and virtual events to support faculty and instructors during this time including a guide to teaching remotely.

Ergonomics at Home: Suggestions from FHS Safety Office to implement a proper ergonomic setup while working from home during COVID-19.

Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety, TeleWork and Home Office: A practical guide from CCOHS on working from home.

Teachers Collection from Mac PFD: A collection of blog postings and resources for Faculty focused on teaching during COVID-19 collated by McMaster’s Dr. Teresa Chan and Yusuf Yilmaz.

Practical Tips for an 'Integrative Resilience' Approach: An article from Hedy S. Wald entitled: Optimizing resilience and wellbeing for healthcare professions trainees and healthcare professionals during public health crises - Practical tips for an ' integrative resilience' approach speaks to how crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic, create an imperative for medical educators to support trainees' wellbeing through adaptive flexibility for curriculum innovation and culturally sensitive resilience and wellbeing interventions. The article presents strategies to optimize resilience and wellbeing with an integrative resilience approach of individual, learning environment, and organization/ systems factors.

Tips for Working & Teaching From Home

Staying Human while Virtual: Design thinking strategies to make connections while working remotely from Dr. Sean Park, Assistant Professor in the Division of Education & Innovation.

Teaching in the Age of COVID-19: Small Group Conversations: Tips for success along with pros and cons for various virtual platforms for small group conversations and collaborations.

Tips for Staying Health & Productive When Working From Home: McMaster's HR has compiled a list of tips for staying productive whlie working from home.

Tips for Staying on Task in the new Home-Based Work Environment: Experienced at working from home, the author shares strategies for academics who find themselves in this new, distraction-laden working environment: Find a “writing buddy” to Skype with; try using focusmate or ‘study with me’ videos on YouTube; experiment with time management apps and internet blockers; and try creating a sonic workplace.

Supporting Your Healthcare Students in Times of Crisis: Tips for Faculty to support healthcare students during COVID-19 from Dr. Amanda Bell, Regional Assistant Dean, Niagara Regional Campus.