S.A.F.E. Topics Vol. 1, No. 11, April 29, 2020

Going Remote – Checking in on students

In our 11th episode of the S.A.F.E. Topics Podcast, we continue our special series on Going Remote. In this episode, hosts curry and Sean are joined by students Ashley Chacon (Sociology), Aaron Blanchett (Sociology), Jessi Perreault (Studio Arts), Frank Rivas (Sociology) Trent Stechschulte (Finance), and Glenna Trone (Math & Science) to check in with our students during this time of stay-at-home orders and remote instruction.

What to listen for:

  • The struggles of transitioning to remote instruction.
  • Impacts of losing face-to-face interactions.
  • How has communication been from instructors and the college?
  • “It’s the attitude towards the transition.”
  • Instructors seeing students as people, not just students.
  • What was going on the week before spring break?
  • How have instructors been flexible with students?
  • Needing to learn how to be self-starters.
  • Keeping a structure to stay sane.
  • The impact of remote instruction from an athletes perspective.
  • What have we been doing outside of school?
  • Sleep schedules.
  • TV shows, Animal Crossing, and bird poop!?
  • The pandemic experience altering life plans.
  • Is the zombie apocalypse really upon us?
  • How have artists reacted to the pandemic?
  • What do students need right now?
  • The first thing each of us are going to do when this is all over.

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The S.A.F.E. Topics Team:

curry mitchell – Faculty, Letters (Co-host)

Sean Davis – Faculty, Sociology (Co-host)

Kelly Barnett – Intern and Music Technology Student (Audio Editor)

James Garcia – SDICCCA Fellow and Associate Faculty, Sociology (Show Notes)