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Resources and Professional Development Opportunities

Office Hours for Faculty

Mondays: noon-1 p.m. via Zoom:

Other days and times available by appointment. Contact Teresa Valdez at

Video Tutorials

The Language Center has recorded a few tutorials to help Faculty to teach languages remotely.

Upcoming Workshops on Remote Teaching

Assessing Learning at a Distance: Summer Assessment Series

These professional development workshops are available to all faculty and staff at the University of Rochester. The goal of these sessions is to help faculty prepare to assess student learning online for the upcoming fall semester.

This series covers everything from adapting tests and quizzes, creating long-term projects, and supporting student writing using what you already know, and leveraging available technologies. The workshops are free for all faculty and staff and offered via Zoom for your convenience.

Vists the Office of the Provost website for more information.

Register for all sessions that are relevant to your needs by emailing

Language Learning Resources

Publishers that have made their learning resources accessible:

  • Pearson: Pearson offers several ways to ensure your students can access materials.
  • Cambridge Core Textbooks: Cambridge University Press is making higher education textbooks in HTML format free to access online on Cambridge Core.
  • Cengage Learning: For US colleges experiencing COVID-19 challenges, Cengage is offering students  free access to all digital platforms and 14,000 ebooks through Cengage Unlimited.