Finding Opportunity in Crisis


The sudden need to shift from a face-to-face delivery mode to an all-online format, necessitated by SARS-CoV-2 (the COVID-19 virus), compelled the Center for Educational Innovation at the United States Air Force Academy to reconsider two key faculty development initiatives: its Course Director Workshop and its New Faculty Orientation. As well as providing faculty the opportunity to be an online participant in what is traditionally a bricks and mortar institution, moving these two programs to an all-online format resulted in deeper and more thoughtful engagement from the participants. In this article, the authors describe their programing changes and observations resulting from this pivot to an all-online delivery format.