Many of us have been using web or phone conferencing exclusively for conducting university business since March 2020. How much of this will continue even as we re-populate our campuses during 2021 and certainly into 2022? My feeling is that we will have a lot of opportunities to use the same flexibility guidelines that we do with HyFlex teaching in creating more flexible meeting arrangements. Perhaps this will even begin to improve attendance and participation and engagement at some of those meetings we all love to sit through 🙂
Maybe using flexible attendance approaches in more meetings will help us (faculty, administrators) become more familiar with the need to support different forms of participation in our classrooms. All of us need options to best fit participation with our limited available time and single location existence!