Academic Affairs announces ramped up PAWS training for faculty

By Daphne J. Thomas
March 6, 2020


Southwest faculty are asked to plan ahead for potential disruption in classes schedules should the outbreak escalate locally. “Faculty should establish a contingency plan for classes and student assignments and ramp up the usage of PAWS, the College’s distance learning platform,” Special Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs Sindy Abadie says. “This platform enables the College to continue to serve students in the event a faculty member is unavailable for an extended time by providing access to grade books and other pertinent information.” Abadie says PAWS also enables faculty to provide course assignments online in the event a student cannot physically attend class. Academic Affairs also is providing PAWS instruction and professional development opportunities through Digital Learning and is seeking to train more faculty to deliver PAWS training. Faculty may become PAWS certified by visiting the “Online Teaching Certification” section under the PAWS Faculty Development Course tab and completing the course.

Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, any request for assistance should submit a helpdesk ticket. A member of the Digital Learning team will respond within 24 hours.

Session Times

Friday 3/20/2020 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Freeman Building, Room 220)
Friday 3/20/2020 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Freeman Building, Room 220)
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