What You Need to Know for Teaching in Spring 2021

Campus is closed for Winter Break from December 23 to January 3. Staff will be unavailable for LMS requests and remote teaching support during this time.

Spring Courses

All Winter Session and Spring courses will be delivered remotely. 

Online Development Checklist

Please refer to the Online Course Development Checklist as you plan your courses. It contains the essential steps around online course design and is the foundation of our training.


Revised Syllabus Template

We have created a revised syllabus template to include language around COVID-19 specific policies and practice; you can find that here.


Faculty Training and Support 

Full Academic Resources for teaching remotely Online Teaching can be found: here

It is recommended that all faculty sign up for the Faculty Training for Teaching Online. We will be offering the course again on the following dates:

  • December 7 to 21 (Live Zoom meetings scheduled on December 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21, 12-1 pm)
  • January 11 to 22 (Live Zoom meetings scheduled on January 11, 13, 18, 20, and 22, 12-1 pm)

The course is a slightly updated version of what was offered this summer—faculty are welcome to register and audit the course a second time if they wish. Please sign up ASAP if you intend to take the course so we can anticipate our capacity.

Special condensed trainings for Winter Session 2021 faculty will be offered during the week of January 4. Details to be announced.

On the Hub you can find the registration form for the training course, as well as links to:

  • Learn LMS Request Form
  • Academic Remote Support (book 1-on-1 appointments or sign up for drop-in support)
  • Teaching and Learning Discussion Forums

More information is available on the Faculty Training and Support page, or go straight to the Hub.

Go to The Hub


Faculty Mental Health

Dealing with uncertain situations such as COVID-19 can take a serious toll on all of us. We would like to remind you that if navigating the current COVID-19 crisis is becoming difficult for you to manage, we encourage you to avail yourself to counseling services through the CalArts Employee Assistance Program (“EAP”) serviced by Anthem Blue Cross EAP. You may call them at: 800-999-7222. Please state our program name: CIA.