Learn how you can measure online faculty performance in a way that recognizes the unique qualities of the online teaching environment.
With the growth of online education, institutions face the unique challenge of effectively measuring the quality of online teaching and the teaching competencies of their online faculty. Rather than using new practices more suitable for the online environment, many institutions use evaluation methods developed for a traditional classroom.
Join us in Phoenix for a conference designed to help you rethink your approach to evaluating online faculty. We will share many online evaluation models and help you integrate best practices in the evaluation of online faculty and teaching practices. You will leave the conference with a range of rubrics, instruments, and guidelines to help you develop effective practices for evaluating online faculty and teaching practices.
Academic chairs, department heads, deans, senior academic administrators, online faculty services, and faculty developers will benefit from the conference focus on formal administrative, peer, and student evaluations of online teaching as well as informal strategies for improving online teaching performance.
This conference is designed to promote active engagement. Throughout the conference, you will be working in teams with people from similar institutions who have similar job functions/responsibilities as you.
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After participating in this conference, you will be able to employ and adapt best practices for evaluating your institution’s online teaching practices.
Evaluation of teaching practice is a well-established quality measurement in higher education. For evaluation of online teaching, however, questions arise. What are equivalent observation categories, especially as they relate to promotion and tenure decisions? How does one evaluate the teaching, as opposed to the content design? In this session, you will learn how to address the following challenges:
While there is a plethora of best practice research to guide online teaching, adapting this information to fit unique institutional needs is challenging. In this session, you will work in small groups to explore considerations that may impact evaluation of online teaching at your institution.
Designing and implementing strategies to evaluate online teaching vary as a function of the nature, purpose, and focus of the evaluation. Comprehensive evaluation models must balance the summative data available via formalized assessments with the formative feedback available via structured, informal processes. In this session, we will examine the benefits, challenges, and unique considerations when implementing formative and summative evaluations of online teaching.
Administrators and faculty peers are typically the ones responsible for the evaluation of teaching, and they use methods such as classroom observation. Online teaching brings new challenges to this type of review. In this session we will explore several tools administrators and/or faculty peers can use to review online teaching, including:
Working in pairs, you will try your hands at using one of these tools to review an online course. We will then come back together to share our thoughts and experiences.
In addition to formal administrator and/or faculty reviews of teaching, formal student feedback is an important component of the online teaching review process. Most institutions use a standard end-of-course evaluation instrument for this purpose and simply use that same instrument for their online courses. In this session, we will explore methods and tools for gathering formal student feedback that take into account the unique aspects of online teaching and learning.
Working in small groups, you will examine existing student feedback tools and methods, and you will explore how these might be adapted for use at your own institutions.
Thus far, we have explored formal methods for evaluating online teaching. What else can a faculty member do to improve? In this session, we will discuss methods and tools for gaining additional insight that can improve one’s online teaching practice.
Working in small groups, you will share personal and/or institutional strategies for gathering informal feedback on teaching in the classroom. Discussions will then turn to how those strategies might be adapted for use in the online classroom.
Implementing a new format for teaching evaluation can raise questions from campus stakeholders. In this session, you will learn best practices for starting or revising online-teaching evaluations, including the following topics:
Creating and implementing a comprehensive model to evaluate online teaching is at the core of a successful online program. In this session, you will explore the integral role your online teaching evaluation model serves in driving the hiring, training, and professional development of effective online faculty.
Jean’s research focuses on enhancing student learning through innovative online instructional strategies, integration of emergent technology, and evaluation of online teaching. As the director of the teaching and learning center, Jean’s scholarly and professional work is dedicated to fostering effective, innovative, scholarly teaching. In addition to her mentoring activities, Jean publishes research examining online assessment, perception of online degrees, integration of emerging technologies in the online classroom, and the development of effective faculty evaluation models.
Annie has worked in the field of distance education since 1991, focusing on learning design and faculty development. As the director of an institute focused on learning design for distance education, Annie guides her college’s strategic vision and planning for online learning. She works with various stakeholders to plan and implement online degree and certificate programs tailored to the needs of working adult professionals. Annie serves on numerous university committees focused on strategic planning, policies, and procedures related to the university’s distance learning initiatives, and has been a member of the university faculty senate since 2007.
Tom's work focuses on using technology to extend the reach of higher education beyond its traditional audience. He advocates for the educational rights of people with disabilities and people from disadvantaged backgrounds. Tom serves on the editorial boards of The Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration and the Journal of Interactive Online Learning, and he has published in many areas related to distance education, including copyright, evaluation of teaching practice, academic integrity, and institutional project management.
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