In this episode, the SAFE Topics team had a conversation with faculty members on the topic of ungrading. We explore ideas like deconstructing traditional grading, assessment being a conversation, meeting resistance, and self reflections. Join hosts Sean and curry alongside Joe Salamon (Physical Science), Chad Tsuyuki (English), Virginia “Gin” Schwarz (English & Literature), and James Garcia (Sociology) as we talk about the world of ungrading. This episode is one for the books! Keep an eye out for Part 2 coming in the Spring ‘22 semester!

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Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by talking about how to tend community-spaces in synchronous and asynchronous activities.

Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by talking about instruction, media, and student generated content they have planned for their fall courses.

In this episode, the SAFE Topics team host a debate among with MiraCosta students and faculty over spring break. We ask why about the value of breaks and the costs of interruptions. We share the realities of workloads carried into breaks. And question what exactly it is we need a break from in the first place. Join hosts Sean, curry, and Mana along with Daniel Ante-Contreras (English), Carson Arias (mechanical engineering major), and Kayla Kamani (psychology & film major) in an argument over keeping or abandoning spring break!

Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by talking about what tools, methods, and creative solutions seem doable this first go-around.

…and how do you spell it? Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by talking about research, common practices, and what seems worth trying.

In this episode, the SAFE Topics team has a conversation with faculty leaders at MiraCosta who are charged with developing an Ethnic Studies program. We ask why about the political context, the timing, and the salient characteristics of Ethnic Studies, and how an Ethnic Studies department will benefit students and faculty campus-wide. Join hosts Sean, curry, and Mana along with Maria Figueroa (English), JahB Prescott (English), Tyrone Nagai (English), Alicia Lopez (Sociology), and Steven Moreno-Terrill (Sociology) as we get into this topic!

Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by talking about the course outline of the record.

Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing by thinking first about the awesome learning moments we design for (in any course we teach). 

Sean and curry try to figure out this new HyFlex teaching thing, starting with how to make a podcast about our process.

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