As we reopen, classes are likely going to be experimenting with different modalities. Some may continue to be fully remote, some may be in-person, and others may be hybrid. If you are asked to teach for a course modality that you are uncomfortable with, you can use these phrases to help you with the interaction, offer alternatives, or simply refuse the request.
For more inspiration, review the internal reasons below for all-virtual instruction.
Cases may arise where you have to refuse a teaching request due to reasons like access to materials or how much lead time you're given. Remember that adapting learning to online and creating asynchronous materials will take time (longer if you're doing it for the first time), and you may not be able to teach as many classes as you usually do. Setting healthy boundaries will keep you from being overwhelmed and give you more time to create better learning experiences for each of your students. Here are some talking points you can use: