Online and Hybrid Teaching Frequently Asked Questions

Brandeis’s distinctive leadership role in higher education requires that we apply the principles of access and social justice upon which Brandeis was founded in contexts that are face-to-face, hybrid and online. Because equity gaps are more pronounced in an online educational environment [Gavassa et al. 2019, Howard et al. 2019, Verschelden 2017, Xu et al. 2014], the Brandeis teaching community can provide a high-quality Brandeisian education by intentionally adopting evidence-based practices that reduce equity gaps in partially or completely online educational contexts. (See Nine Evidence-based Teaching Practices That Combat Systemic Inequities in a Partially or Completely Online Setting and Leading Practices for Equity in Online and Hybrid Teaching.)