Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture

President’s Message

CELA (Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture)

President’s Message

July 2020

Distinguished Colleagues and Friends in Allied Organizations,

We are living in interesting and challenging times. Individually, as an organization, as a nation and as the world, we have been experiencing events that will shape who we are, individually and collectively, now and in the future.

Teaching Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19 has affected our lives in many ways in all corners of the world. The pandemic has not only affected the health and well-being of our communities, but also social and economic networks. Education has also been affected in many ways. Educational institutions experienced a massive and rapid migration from traditional face-to-face format (F2F) to online within a few weeks. These transitions took place at all levels, from primary school to institutions of higher learning. We are all planning for fall semester without answers to all of our questions. Some institutions have chosen to continue online education while others plan for on-campus, F2F education. Many alternatives are still being discussed. The CELA Annual Meeting and our 100th Year Celebration fell victim to the pandemic like meetings of many other scholarly and professional organizations.

During the last several months, I have attended a number of webinars dealing with the challenges of online teaching in landscape architecture. These webinars focused on following questions…Read More…

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