Information on SWFs

View PDF file We’ve received many questions about Fall SWFs and offer the notes below as guidance to members as we begin the next SWF cycle. Over the next three weeks, your Chair will be meeting with you to discuss your fall SWF. At this time, information indicates that the fall 2020 semester will be delivered at a distance and your fall SWF should reflect those circumstances. If events evolve differently between now and then, your SWF can be opened for additional discussion with your manager. During this process, please keep in mind the following points specific to the current situation BEFORE your acceptance of a proposed SWF: Evaluations Those whose courses contain “in process” evaluations should confirm how these assignments will be modified to be delivered at a distance. In process evaluations take place with you observing the learner during classroom hours, generally demonstrating a skill competency. Alternatives such as reviewing recorded demonstrations, or other alternate methods will generally require more time than an in-process method and should be reflected accurately on your SWF In light of constraints on testing technologies such as Respondus, faculty have been encouraged to consider alternate evaluation tools. Please be sure that these alternate evaluation methods are reflected. There is a difference between marking a test of multiple choice/short answers/short problems vs reading a research paper or project report. If the changes planned to the assignments and tests for the fall semester are still not defined at the time of your SWF, we would recommend you defer accepting your SWF until that information is clear and you understand the workload to which you are agreeing. You can most easily do this by selecting “PROPOSED WORKLOAD REFERRED TO COLLEGE WORKLOAD MONITORING