I am posting this as a Ph.D. student at Mines (though I am also teaching faculty). This semester I took CSCI 406, Algorithms, as a remote student. Dr. Dinesh Mehta, the instructor, did a phenomenal job to provide us not only with great videos with slides superimposed in post-processing to great effect, but also interacting with us via Zoom to provide us with direction and assistance on the worksheets that made it an active classroom. His flipping of exams to handle the open-book nature was also extremely well done and much appreciated. It’s clear he cares about students and providing a high-quality experience to all of us. As a remote student, I appreciate his efforts as it ensured I could keep my aging parents safe while providing them the assistance they needed this semester.
I have no idea how she does it — but she stays on top of the process and several steps ahead — so we as faculty are incredibly lucky to have ORA Staff like Lauren Kitchen. She manages to submit fantastic proposals and white papers during the hairiest deadlines I can imagine. I could not do this without you! Many thanks!!!