Going Above and Beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 Response:   | College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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April 1, 2020

Going Above and Beyond: Stories from UNT’s COVID-19 Response:  

Graduate student Lisa Schellenberg thanks Dr. Karen Anderson-Lain, course director for Basic Communication (COMM 1010) and a principal lecturer in several communication courses.

In the aftermath of COVID-19, Dr. Anderson-Lain converted the Basic Communication course quickly and with the highest-quality standards - a massive undertaking that included 19 sections, 570 students, and 18 TAs and adjuncts. She created new instructional lectures and creative assignments in order to provide the best learning environment possible for students. Her Canvas is very user friendly as well, since many of her students are freshmen or sophomores. Schellenberg says, "I want Karen to feel appreciated not just for the long hours she continues to spend on this transition, but also for her willingness to place herself in our shoes and acknowledge the inevitable changes we will experience in our everyday lives. She empowers the UNT community to succeed by exhibiting empathy and kindness, and by caring about each one of us individually."


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