Teaching Notes

Upcoming Webinars By The Wabash Center

Upcoming (Free) Webinars!
New Resources for Online Teaching

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the AAR is working to gather and disseminate resources to help instructors navigate the new challenges they’re facing. Below is information on two upcoming webinars geared toward teaching remotely. We encourage members to sign up and/or share in their own networks.

Engagement in the Online Classroom

Friday, April 3 (Today!)
3:30PM ET

If you’ve recently had to make the shift from face-to-face classes to online teaching, be sure to join Amy Hale and Brian Pennington of the AAR’s Teaching and Learning Committee for this free webinar on simple yet effective techniques for increasing engagement in the online classroom. And if you haven’t already, check out the committee’s collection of tips and articles on online teaching.

Register for Engagement in the Online Classroom

Religion, Public Health, and COVID-19: Tips and Tools for Teaching about Religion Remotely

Thursday, April 9
12:00PM ET

In this free webinar hosted by the Public Scholars Project, panelists will discuss how scholars of religion can share research about religion and public health, teach about religion remotely with fair grading options, manage tenure processes, and speak about religion and medicine with different publics. The webinar will include a presentation and extended Q&A.

Co-presenters include:

  • Lee H. Butler, distinguished service professor of theology and psychology at the Chicago Theological Seminary
  • Ellen Idler, director of Emory’s Religion and Public Health Collaborative
  • Pamela Klassen, professor in the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto
  • Doug Oman, associate adjunct professor in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Phillis Isabella Sheppard, associate professor of religion, psychology, and culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School

Register for Religion, Public Health, and COVID-19

Research Notes

Academic Online Research Tips

Research is changing. Typical theological research required one to navigate the stacks, the rows of library stacks with number systems that only a catalog could make sense of. Although there is a beauty and nostalgia to this, the world is quickly amassing research at every moment. That is what makes internet search very valuable. It brings virtually all available information to your screen in a matter of clicks.

However, it is never a clean process; While it may be simple to search on Google for Black Theology, performing quality, reliable academic research online is a little more complex. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you do your research, and you should be able to find everything you’re looking for.