The John Bulow Campbell Library at Columbia Theological Seminary

The In Trust Center continues to collect resources that may be helpful to the administrators and boards of theological schools during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some that have come across our desks in recent weeks:

emergency teaching vs. online learning

  • The difference between emergency remote teaching and online learning by Charles Hodges, Stephanie Moore, Barb Lockee, Torrey Trust and Aaron Bond. Well-planned online learning experiences are meaningfully different from courses offered online in response to a crisis or disaster. Colleges and universities working to maintain instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic should understand those differences when evaluating this emergency remote teaching.

Doing church online

Leading beyond the crisis

  • Leading beyond the blizzard: why every organization is now a startup by Andy Crouch, Kurt Keilhacker, and Dave Blanchard. The novel coronavirus is not just something for leaders to “get through” for a few days or weeks. The priority of leaders must be to set aside confidence in their current playbook as quickly as possible, write a new one that honors their mission and the communities they serve, and make the most of their organization’s assets — their people, financial capital, and social capital, leaning on relationship and trust.

framework for making tough decisions

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