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Sunny G. Hallowell

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Sunny G. Hallowell, PhD, APRN, PPCNP-BC (Educators, ’21) an Assistant Professor at the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing at Villanova University where she teaches Health Policy, Research, and Pediatrics to undergraduate and graduate students. Her research interests include health services, the nursing workforce, virtual gaming simulation, and pediatric outcomes. Sunny can be followed on Twitter and LinkedIn.

An Educators Challenge: Maintaining Academic Integrity During Remote Proctoring

The COVID-19 pandemic forced healthcare to rethink and re-envision how remote learning should be administered. The disruption of traditional in-class instruction had many instructors struggling to rapidly pivot to deliver content and evaluate knowledge and skills remotely. Few resources were available to prepare educators for this shift, particularly when it came to remote assessment. Summative and formative examinations had been conducted with online software programs even before the pandemic, typically synchronously and in-person in a classroom environment. During the pandemic, faculty were expected to provide a robust remote proctoring process while maintaining academic integrity, which was a significant and novel challenge. 

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