Balancing flexibility and structure: Communicating and setting expectations with students about deadlines, exams and assignments
How much flexibility is too much flexibility? Many faculty hoped to help students through the pandemic by adding flexibility to their classes but found that students needed more structure to stay on track. On the other hand, too much structure increased student stress. In this conversation Professors Doug Jerolmack and Paul Saint-Amour will discuss questions about balancing these flexibility with structure (and the way those two strategies can work together) and how best to communicate expectations for students ahead of time.