Chronicling the innovative approaches to education in a new era of teaching and learning
“Do you remember when President Crow said that we should listen to our students, because they can come up with creative solutions? Mine just did.”
Like any facet of the learning experience in the time of COVID-19, the thesis or dissertation defense faced an at first uncertain future. As ASU went fully remote in March 2020, more than 200 graduate students were poised to defend their thesis and dissertation. But in reaction to the new modality, the ASU Graduate College quickly leveraged Zoom to allow those students to complete their degrees as planned. The new process in Zoom was well-received, and the Graduate College today announced that the virtual defense process will remain in place for the Fall semester.
For some undergraduate students previously unaware of a future in research-focused careers, the summer has offered a time to relax but also to get a leg-up in the fields of interest. The T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics has been providing this opportunity for underrepresented students for the past three years with its Summer Undergraduate Program for Engaging with Research (SUPER) program.