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Information about the 2009 H1N1 Flu

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This Web site is designed to answer all your questions about East Carolina University's proactive response to the 2009 H1N1 flu Virus. If you have any questions, please contact:

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Teaching through H1N1 at ECU

Faculty Resources  |  2009 H1N1  |  Continuity  | 
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By now you have heard about H1N1 and continuity of instruction.  So, how do you get started creating your Continuity of Instruction plan?  Listen in as we talk with two ECU faculty who have plans in place.  You will hear details about their plans, how they were developed, challenges and practical suggestions.  A special thank you to Tim Kelley, Professor and Director of the Environmental Health Sciences and Safety Program in the College of Health and Human Performance; and Mark Weitzel, Teaching Instructor and Director of the Financial Wellness Institute from the College of Business.

 Tim Kelley
Dr. Tim Kelley
Dr. Tim Kelley

Professor and Director, Environmental Health Sciences and Safety Program

Department of Health Education and Promotion
College of Health and Human Performance

Research Interests: focus on agricultural, residential, municipal and industrial solid waste and wastewater management in order to reduce (micro) biological, chemical and physical hazards and associated risks with a goal of limiting environmental degradation and protecting public and occupational health.

Preview of the Plan…
Considering our discipline’s focus is on limiting infectious disease and emergency management, the links to Continuity of Instruction are clear. My “disaster” (e.g., infectious disease outbreak or epidemic) course backup would be similar to what I currently do for absent students, which is providing the classroom exercises via e-mail and requiring that absent students complete them and return them to me electronically.

The exercises are based on materials already available to students, such as course topic outlines, textbooks, online resources, etc.  Students are graded (partially) on their course participation rather than attendance, so that a student attending might not participate and a student absent might participate through an online or e-mail process.  If absent students request and complete the exercise appropriately, they are not penalized for that course “participation” exercise (which typically account for a total of about 5-10% of their course credit).

Listen in as Tim describes his Continuity of Instruction Plan and how his current course structure can easily be adapted to a Blackboard or e-mail environment as needed.

Listen to Tim Kelley’s MP3
Tim Kelley’s transcript

 Mark Weitzel
Mark C. Weitzel
Mark C. Weitzel

Director, Financial Wellness Institute
Teaching Instructor

Department of Finance
College of Business

Mark C. Weitzel has been a member of the faculty in the Finance Department at the College of Business for 11 years. He currently teaches Finance 3004 (Corporate Finance) and team teaches Finance 1904 (Personal Finance) to over 600 students per semester. He also has taught a DE version of Finance 3004 since 1992.

Preview of the Plan…
Mark’s Continuity of Instruction plan would quickly transform his face-to-face classes into distance education classes where students can listen to narrated PowerPoint lectures and work at their own pace to complete the coursework.  Listen in as Mark’s describes his plans for both face-to-face and distance education courses.

Listen to Mark Weitzel’s MP3
Download Mark Weitzel’s transcript