If you have suddenly begun working from home, there are undoubtedly many unique issues that have surfaced for you in recent weeks. You are likely trying to figure out where to carve out a dedicated workspace in your home, how to minimize background noise during web conferences, and ways to prevent personal distractions from diverting your attention.
In a word? Yes, diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are top of the to-do list in most organizations these days. The recent emphasis on having a diverse and inclusive work environment is driven, in part, by social movements in the US and across the globe. The COVID-19 virus changed the way businesses operate; many of us are working from home now.
I have been teaching at Northcentral University since 2008, and I love my job! My #1 reason for teaching with Northcentral University for the previous 12 years is professional satisfaction. Teaching online provides the opportunity to teach students from multiple time zones across the world without having to travel. There’s no time wastage, and with asynchronous learning, teachers and students can work from home with flexible schedules.
Linda D. Bloomberg, EdD
Associate Director Faculty Support and DevelopmentFull Professor, School of Education
I have worked at NCU since 2013. Teaching doctoral students and working with dissertation students in particular is a highlight of my work here. As associate director of faculty support and development for the School of Education, I coach our faculty on applying NCU’s one-to-one pedagogical model “Teaching through Engagement.”
The year of 2020 must be the closest I will ever get to living in the twilight zone. My children cannot go to school. They have school in our home in their pajamas. My staff and I do not report to the office daily. We go to the office about once a week and get the items we need for the following week. The front door of the office is always locked. After unlocking the door, we are no longer greeted by dear Ms.