• Art Jahnke

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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    Photojournalist

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    Cydney Scott has been a professional photographer since graduating from the Ohio University VisCom program in 1998. She spent 10 years shooting for newspapers, first in upstate New York, then Palm Beach County, Fla., before moving back to her home city of Boston and joining BU Photography. Profile

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There are 3 comments on BU Faculty on How They’re Faring with Learn from Anywhere

  1. My least favorite part about teaching my class last spring was losing that in-person connection with my students; it’s easy enough to study the looks/reactions on your students’ faces when you cover a particularly challenging concept and ask questions to tease out whether or not the material is sinking in. The difficult part I found last spring was staring at 20 black boxes on a computer screen while covering the same material and not knowing whether folks were getting it. You adjust and adapt – I introduced check in questions and quizzes that covered the principal materials – but the move from an engaging, in-person, live discussion with Q&A flying back and forth to a near monotonous lecture into the Zoom void was an unsettling experience. I’m looking forward to being back on campus and lecturing live.

  2. as a part-timer, i feel that our labor is being exploited under dangerous circumstances to benefit an institution that will kick us to the curb when “necessary” (read: profitable/convenient). we get paid the same amount, yet do significantly more work for each class. make us whole.

  3. Indeed. IT and the facilities staff have done an incredible job given the impossible task they were saddled with. But, if anyone believes named employees are speaking candidly… I’ve got a bridge to sell you in NY.

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