July Slugs & Steins

The Great Reset: University Teaching and Learning after COVID
Dr.Jody Greene and Dr. Stephanie Chan
Monday, July 12, 2021
6:30-8:00 p.m. 


The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about, and will bring about, many permanent changes in college teaching and learning. From technologically-enhanced education to trauma-informed pedagogy, COVID has not only precipitated but also accelerated changes already under way at UCSC and elsewhere. Join UCSC Professor Jody Green in conversation with UCSC alumna and Foothill College Professor Stephanie Chan. Greene and Chan will discuss UCSC’s long history of educational innovation and what teaching and learning might look like post-pandemic. This will be a master-class in how to manage a classroom over Zoom, with plenty of time for the audience to engage with the speakers and with each other.

Jody Greene, PhD is Associate Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is also the Founding Director of UCSC’s Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning. In addition to educational and organizational development in Higher Education, Greene’s research interests include intellectual property, human rights, and the history of the institution of literature. In 2005, she published, The Trouble with Ownership: Intellectual Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730 (University of Pennsylvania Press). A new volume, Human Rights after Corporate Personhood, co-edited with Sharif Youssef, was recently published by the University of Toronto Press. Greene has edited special issues of GLQ and Eighteenth-Century Studies, and has published articles in journals such as PMLA, Critical Inquiry, and The Eighteenth Century. Her most recent writing, on teaching and learning trends in Higher Education, has appeared in Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Stephanie Chan, PhD is Assistant Professor of English at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, California. She teaches courses in composition and literature and recently co-authored curriculum with which the College will inaugurate its new Ethnic Studies program. She got her PhD in Literature from UCSC in 2014, specializing in Asian Pacific American literature and culture, and then served as a lecturer in the Writing program for 3 years. She is proud to have served as a TA in Prof. Greene's class while doing her graduate studies. She runs ultra marathons in her spare time.