On 4 May 2020, the AIP National Executive and the chair of the AIP accreditation committee released a position statement entitled “Temporary replacement of face-to-face classes by online delivery in physics courses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic”. This statement, which incorporates feedback by AIP members, is intended to inform a constructive open debate on the longer-term impacts – positive and negative – of the COVID-19 pandemic on physics education. As it looks certain that the COVID-19 pandemic will have profound and financial impacts on Australia’s tertiary sector, it appears timely for the physics community to articulate clearly what it values in its degree programs while also critically assessing the potential for positive change.
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|Published - 1 Apr 2020