Teaching Chemistry and Physics in Midst of a Pandemic

July 07 2020

From 11:00 am until noon

The rapid shift to remote instruction in the spring left many faculty scrambling to figure out how to effectively facilitate learning in the new, online environment. There is continued uncertainty regarding the upcoming academic year, which presents unique challenges within the STEM disciplines. To help plan for the fall term, we invite NY6 chemistry and physics faculty to participate in this highly interactive work session.

  1. establish connections with your colleagues at your peer institutions
  2. brainstorm about how to approach the upcoming year

At the end of the session, participants will have a list of colleagues who teach similar classes and a working document for sharing recommendations and ideas.


We will have breakout sessions, dividing participants by classes taught and/or modes of instruction. Each group will be tasked with listing the instructional challenges for the fall term and exploring possible resources and solutions to address the challenges.


Kimberley Frederick, Professor of Chemistry, Skidmore College

Gordon Jones, Stone Professor of Physics, Hamilton College

To Register

While we do not have a registration deadline, we will be assigning groups based on registrations received by midnight on July 5. To participate in your preferred breakout session, please register as soon as possible. Those who register after July 5 will be assigned to groups on a space-available basis, but we will do our best to accommodate your interests.