Impacts and Experiences of Remote Learning at a Historically Black University
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Impacts and Experiences of Remote Learning at a Historically Black University

Kimetta R. Hairston (Bowie State University, USA), Wendy Edmonds (Bowie State University, USA) and Shanetia Clark (Salisbury State University, USA)
Pages: 300|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7537-6
ISBN13: 9781799875376|ISBN10: 1799875377|EISBN13: 9781799875390|ISBN13 Softcover: 9781799875383


The treasure of the Black experience at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) offers a personal and intimate experience rooted in Black heritage that cannot be found at other institutions. On campus face-to-face instruction and activities focused on addressing issues that plague the black community are paramount. This provides our students with small classroom environments and the personal support from administrators, faculty and staff. In March 2020, the Black experience was interrupted when a global pandemic forced governors to declare states of emergencies and mandate stay at home orders. The stay at home orders forced universities to transition into fully remote environments. Doing so heightened an array of emotions compounded by the reality of previously recognized disparities in resources and funding amongst higher education institutions. As a result of this abrupt transformation, the HBCU experience was impacted by positive and negative implications for Black people at the campus, local, state and national levels. This book explores the reality of the Black experience from various perspectives involving higher education institutions, with a focus on our HBCU.

The impact of the book will provide an overview and analysis of a virtual experience that goes beyond the day to day technological implications, but exposes innovative ideas and ways of natigaviting students and faculty through a remote world. The value of this book will offer strategies from faculty and students on how to survive and balance an unexpected pandemic and/or tragedy.

This book's target audience can be graduate students studying curriculum and instruction or higher education. The use of the book can be for graduate students studying the plight of Black academics. Next, this book can be for diversity officers in the academy, particularly as they think about the recruitment and retention of Black faculty. Other audiences include Social Justice and Restorative Practices resources. Online course platforms to assist in creating online platforms that will decrease disparities in learning.

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