Online Teaching Commons

Feeling anxious about teaching online? About hybrid, hyflex, pivoting, assessment?

It can be overwhelming. For some, processing new ideas and challenges with others is very helpful. If that describes you, consider joining other faculty for the Online Teaching Commons.

This is not a training for using technology. Rather, it is a place to connect with one another to talk through the highs and lows of the experience, to offer one another ideas and encouragement, and to work against our own isolation in the teaching task.

If you would like to participate, please email Laine_Scales@baylor.edu and we will find a way to organize a synchronous group.


Dr. T. Laine Scales has been on the Baylor faculty for over 20 years and serves as Professor of Social Work. She was recognized as a Baylor Master Teacher in 2016 and has provided faculty development programming through the Academy for Teaching and Learning since its founding. After beginning to teach online a few years ago, Dr. Scales has been supporting other faculty experiencing similar transitions. She was co-facilitator of Baylor’s first Online Faculty Institute in 2018 and developed the Online Teaching Commons for the Garland School of Social Work.