[Facnet-l] Question about Zoom policy

Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt bwolfehunnicutt at csustan.edu
Thu Aug 13 16:08:38 PDT 2020

Thank you, Maryann, this is great!


From: Facnet-l <facnet-l-bounces at lists.csustan.edu> on behalf of Maryann Hight <mhight at csustan.edu>
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 12:28 PM
To: Umar Ghuman <ughuman at csustan.edu>, "facnet-l at csustan.edu" <facnet-l at csustan.edu>
Subject: Re: [Facnet-l] Question about Zoom policy

Hi Umar,

I am going to go out on a limb here, and do a bit of self-promotion also.  Years ago, in the ancient days, I had an article published about the online class I designed for an information literacy. I believe that teaching online requires an entire new mindset. So I am suggesting a short read of my 2010 article, free and online here:

Unlearn What You Have Learned: Digital Disorganization and Information Learning Instruction

Maybe this will get your creative juices going for your own work.


From: Facnet-l <facnet-l-bounces at lists.csustan.edu> On Behalf Of Umar Ghuman
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2020 11:07 AM
To: facnet-l at csustan.edu
Subject: [Facnet-l] Question about Zoom policy


I am teaching a graduate seminar that I’m teaching online for the first time, and I wanted to enquire if any faculty that have similar , discussion heavy, seminars and are requiring a “camera on” policy during a synchronous Zoom session. Since my course is heavily discussion and case discussion based, I tend to encourage participation and students voicing informed opinions, and POVs; it’s always been a challenge to try and get them to talk during an in-class session. However I feel it may be even harder to get a discussion going if I’m staring at blank Zoom screens, but students may have issues such as childcare, or lack of access to a camera. Has anyone fashioned a syllabus statement that addresses that and encourages a “Camera-on” policy, and yet (the policy) is mindful of student constraints?  Or should I not even ask for such a requirement?


Umar Ghuman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Co-Director, MPA Program
Director, Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Department of Political Science, Public Administration and Leadership Studies
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382
 t. 209 667 3682

ughuman at csustan.edu<mailto:ughuman at csustan.edu>

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