virtual learning

Randolph professors find innovative ways to connect online and in-person students

This semester, Randolph professors were able to choose the method of instruction they were most comfortable with, be it in-person, online, or a mix of the two. Most who chose in-person instruction also opted to teach in a dual-delivery format, where online and in-person students attend class at the same time. ... READ MORE >>

A virtual experience: Randolph alumnae and alumni offer students internships during pandemic

Megan Westerman '23

This fall, a group of alumnae, alumni, and even parents who responded to a request by Randolph’s Career Development Center (CDC) for opportunities to connect students whose internships had been canceled with new ones... READ MORE >>

An inadvertent viral hit: Randolph math professor’s kind sense of humor catapults him to TikTok fame

A charming, but accidental interaction made Marc Ordower an internet sensation recognized not only on TikTok, but in several online media outlets around the world.... READ MORE >>

Making connections: From pumpkin kits to virtual cooking classes, student leaders step up to keep classmates engaged

Pumpkin Parade box

Ranita Opoku-Sarfo ’21, Randolph’s Student Government (SG) president, had a major goal coming into this academic year: increase the visibility of SG among her classmates. “I wanted to make sure our presence was seen,” Opoku-Sarfo, who is double majoring in biology and global studies, said. “It’s a lot easier to do that on campus, but... READ MORE >>

Randolph Together: Professors take online learning to a new level with creative ways to engage students

Music professor Randall Speer recorded himself conducting with an accompanist to send to chorale and orchestra students, so they could record themselves performing along to the same master track. The video was shot from multiple angles to give each group a unique view.

“I see our faculty’s response as not an isolated reaction to our current circumstance, but an extreme example of qualities that have long been strengths of the Randolph College faculty, like accessibility, student-centeredness, and empathy,” said Provost Carl Girelli. “Our faculty have met the shift to remote learning as a challenge and an opportunity to gain and share skills, many of which will enrich the academic experience beyond this moment of crisis.”... READ MORE >>

Randolph dance majors bring guest artist's work to life

Emma Carrico practices a solo routine in the dance studio for the upcoming concert

Two Randolph dance students recently found a way to share their work, despite the pandemic. Samantha Landers ’21 and Emma Carrico ’21 have both recorded themselves performing the same solo piece, choreographed by guest artist Eun-Kyung Chun.... READ MORE >>

Sheldon records lecture for College Board's AP program

Physics professor Peter Sheldon gives a demonstration for the Physics Phun event during WildCat Weekend

Randolph College physics and engineering professor Peter Sheldon recently recorded an online lecture for the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program.... READ MORE >>

Pearl S. Buck Writer in Residence taking Randolph students into the future

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/opinion/3d-printed-unicorns.html

Fran Wilde’s remote residency, which begins next week. She’ll be leading a five-week workshop with students, dubbed Writing the Impossible, that focuses on speculative fiction. ... READ MORE >>

Randolph's SUPER, STAR programs work to create connections during online learning

Professor Sarah Sojka teaches during the 2018 Step Up to the Physical Sciences and Engineering at Randolph (SUPER) program.

Both programs are both dedicated to helping first-year students adjust to college life. In 2020, that task became even more difficult, creating a sense of community with students who couldn’t be together in person.... READ MORE >>

Randolph theatre program adapts to online learning with tutorials, supply kits

Randolph theatre professor Stephanie Earl has spent the spring and summer watching as theatre communities all over the world adjusted to performing during a pandemic. “There has been a ton of content out there, a lot of play readings, that have happened via Zoom,” Earl said. “It started in the spring, but in a small... READ MORE >>