This Fall 2021 Bulletin issue is late just like everything else at this time in academia. Meeting immediate student and institutional needs has been central to sustaining our university and personal lives. As I scribe these words, this wave of COVID-19 seems to be relenting on the west coast of the United States but it’s not true for everywhere else in the world, or even … Continue reading In-Person, Hybrid, or Remote: Is Flip-Flopping Good for Our Universities?
As we cautiously move into the routine activities of this summer and try to return to a new, or old, normal, quite a few questions face us as academics about the upcoming autumn term: Will my university resume all its face-to-face functions? Will I be teaching a remote, a hybrid, or an in-person class and again experience the typical campus life I have been missing … Continue reading Are We Out of the Woods?
As we get ready to publish the fall issue of the Bulletin, the COVID-19 cases are surging in all the spots on this planet that experienced major lockdowns back in spring. The difference is that the authorities are too precautious to name anything like a lockdown and the public seems to be ignoring both the medical advisors and the virus itself. Some of these responses might be the outcome of this prolonged crisis—both medical and economic. The other culprit is the limited capacity of human kind to stay in an exalted state in the face of an invisible threat that is so close and yet nowhere to be seen with the naked eye. Continue reading Strange Times
The response to our call for submissions to this special issue has been robust. The contributors have written on so many aspects of their experiences with COVID-19 that only a perusal of all the articles can capture their scope and dimensions. We present interviews with two organizational leaders of interest that cast light on how the association for business communication is fairing this pandemic and offer information about a young academic organization that should be of particular help to all of us who have been assigned to teach online, or “remotely”. The first of these interviews is with our own Executive director, Jim Dubinsky and the second one is with GSOLE president, Scott Warnock. Continue reading Spring 2020 Issue: How the Business Communication Community Is Weathering Through the COVID-19 Crisis