The Brown community values inclusive teaching and learning experiences for all students. Considerations to ensure online security and safety, data privacy, and inclusive strategies for accessibility for Brown’s international students specifically guide and inform these recommended strategies.
Brown’s international and abroad students may face unique barriers in the context of hybrid and online instruction given each of their individual situations. Some examples include that internationally-located students may not have access to Brown’s course tools such as Google’s GSuite, YouTube, or Dropbox due to in-country restrictions or they may have low bandwidth, making it difficult to access course materials or join synchronous class sessions. Students may also have concerns about online privacy or feel the need to self-censure given local laws around free speech.