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March 31, 2020

Council Endorses MLA Statement on COVID-19 and Academic Labor

In March 2020, the MLA Executive Council approved (and the ASA Council endorsed) the following statement.

The 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has created extraordinary challenges for faculty members, students, and staff members at colleges and universities around the world. The mandate for social distancing for the purpose of safeguarding public health has sent students home (or to temporary quarters) and instructors online, as courses have made an unprecedented shift to "remote" or "distance learning" platforms.

This abrupt move to distance learning, in many cases for the remainder of the academic year, has upended the traditional face-to-face model of pedagogy and ...(Read more)

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