#MavsSucceed Online: Adjunct Professor Brian Meyer on the Impact of Connecting With Students Virtually
Adjunct Professor Brian Meyer teaches public speaking courses at Medaille College. He has been teaching for over 30 years and is also a journalist, publisher and the curator of the “Good Morning, Buffalo” newsletter at The Buffalo News. Here, Meyer shares his thoughts on the transition to online instruction. Making it a priority to still connect with his students virtually, he has received rewarding feedback that demonstrates the impact of caring educators.
My transition to online instructing has been a learning-filled adventure! As I look for the silver lining in this sad era, I realize that I can effectively connect with students in a remote environment. I have been teaching for 33 years. I don’t think I’ve ever had a compliment from a student that brought me to tears until one of my current Medaille students told me how much he gained from our class, adding that he will “never forget it.”
As the world faces unprecedented, challenging times, the Medaille community has come together in shared commitment to help our students successfully complete their education. Our students, faculty and staff have been helping each other navigate this new territory of remote teaching, learning and working, and many have shared anecdotes of encouragement and support.
The #MavsSucceed series shares some of these accounts and shines a spotlight on Medaille’s dedicated students, faculty and staff. See more features by visiting medaille.edu/mavssucceed or by following the College on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.
The Restart Medaille plan continues to account for all areas of an on-campus college experience, from academics and athletics to residential living and dining services, while taking every possible precaution to ensure the health and safety of the campus community.
#MavsSucceed Online: Medaille Students Demonstrate Adaptability and Ingenuity Throughout the Transition to Remote LearningAssociate Dean for Educational Technology and Associate Professor of the Practice Mary Beth Scumaci, M.S.Ed., shares a student success story from the spring 2020 semester.
Freshman Tia Phakousonh and Junior Tatyana Ford describe how much the ASC services and tutors have helped them in their educational journey, including the transition to remote learning this spring.
Medaille College Bookstore Is Now Offering Curbside Pickup and Rental Drop-Off, Summer Stock Up Sale to Run June 9 to June 11Medaille’s Bookstore is offering curbside pickup and curbside rental drop-off between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, by appointment at at 716-880-2252.
Medaille Offers Scholarship to Teen Who Spent Hours Cleaning Up Bailey Avenue After George Floyd ProtestsBuffalo teenager Antonio Gwynn Jr. made local, national and international news after spending hours cleaning up the city after protests, and Medaille responded by offering him a scholarship to pursue his educational goals.
First time freshmen, transfer students and students who wish to apply for associate or bachelor’s degree programs.
Students who wish to apply for master’s degree programs or advanced certifications.
Students who wish to apply for our online-only degree programs.
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