The statement, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade,” is among many famous adages that encourage adopting and employing a positive outlook in the face of challenges. As this new year did not exactly usher in the calm and quiet that many hoped for (especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic raging on, and apparently forming fierce, new variants), now is as good of time as any to consider the positives that are occurring during these times. With that in mind, one of the things I truly appreciate about the hybrid learning format (online lectures, in-person labs), established by NUHS in early 2020, is the introduction to some of the members, instruction and offerings of the NUHS-Florida campus.
The need for agility in this ever changing, social-distancing time, has resulted in several courses taught at both the Illinois and Florida campuses to be led by a single instructor who now supports students in both locations. This past trimester, I was able to meet and be enrolled in two courses led by instructors of the Florida campus. It was great not only meeting them and observing the engagement that they enjoyed with their students from prior trimesters, but it also provided the opportunity to meet new students and to see some who had previously been students at the Illinois campus.
Additionally, this week, one of the Florida instructors, Dr. Steven Freeman hosted an online, lunch hour, Panel Discussion entitled, Chiropractic Manipulation for Headaches: Understanding the Risks and Benefits. Previously, panel discussions were offered only at the Florida campus. With the hybrid learning format, Illinois students have more occasions to attend and participate in intercampus discussions and learning opportunities.
I’d definitely say that NUHS is taking today’s “lemons and making lemonade” for its campus communities. Hope you enjoy!
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