Session: Building Community Online – Lessons Learned from Carleton CUBE
Date and Time: June 19, 12:00pm-1:30pm Eastern
Lead: Melissa Eblen Zayas, Professor of Physics Director & Perlman Center for Learning and Teaching, Carleton College
Running annually since 2016, Carleton College’s CUBE program is a fully-online summer bridge experience designed to support entering students in developing their quantitative skills. A great benefit of the program has been the discovery of numerous ways to build a sense of community among the online cohort and connect students to campus, before they arrive on campus.
In this presentation and discussion, founding CUBE director Prof. Melissa Eblen Zayas will explore the design of CUBE and how similar strategies to engage students remotely may be adapted in our current times. In addition, there will be the opportunity for participants to share ideas about online community-building efforts that courses or programs tried this spring.