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The collection focuses on practical advice, solutions and implementations exploring the topic from a broad array of academic disciplines and perspectives. We particularly encourage submissions that discuss innovative implementations and enhancements of teaching and learning during COVID-19. Authors at any stage of their academic and teaching careers are welcome to submit.

Submission Checklist

Your teaching brief will provide details for a strategy, technology, solution, collaboration, etc. that worked for your teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. A teaching brief is limited to 1,000 words (excluding references and screenshots) and contains the following:
  1. A teaching and learning context (e.g.,course description, level, academic discipline, class size, student characteristics, learning objectives) and one to two teaching and learning challenge(s) that needed to be overcome when switching to hybrid or on-line..
  2. A strategy, technology, solution and/or collaboration that proved to be effective in addressing the teaching and learning challenge(s) you described for your teaching context.
  3. A clear connection to your instructional and/or course learning objectives.
  4. Key takeaways and evidence that helps readers understand the impact on student success as demonstrated by the learning outcomes, course evaluations, student-centered conversations, self-perceptions, etc.
  5. A short statement about the types of contexts where your strategy/innovation may be most appropriate. Type of contexts could include: delivery (synchronous, asynchronous, online, hybrid, etc), course level (undergraduate, graduate, etc.), course-type (large-enrollment, capstone, project-based course, etc.) and disciplines (STEM, humanities, etc.). If the strategy would be applicable to most settings and students, indicate this fact as well.  
  6. Images, links to curated and/or self-developed resources, screenshots. (Optional). Examples of teaching briefs

Copyright Notice

Authors will retain copyright in their teaching briefs, which will be published open access under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) license. This license permits readers to copy, share, and adapt your teaching briefs, so long as the original teaching brief is cited.

Peer Review

Teaching briefs will undergo editorial review.


CELT Teaching Briefs allows the following licences for submission:

  • CC BY 4.0
    Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.

Publication Cycle

Please submit your teaching brief by Friday, October 30, 2020. Tenure and non-tenure track faculty, teaching graduate assistants and postdocs are eligible to submit their teaching briefs. You will be informed about the decision to publish your teaching brief by Friday, December 11, 2020. Briefs will be published by March 1, 2021 with an appropriate announcement in the CELT Teaching Tip.


Section or article type

Public Submissions

Peer Reviewed