Learn how you can measure online faculty performance in a way that recognizes the unique qualities of your institution’s online teaching environment.
With the growth of online education, institutions face the challenge of effectively measuring the quality of online teaching and the teaching competencies of their online faculty. Rather than using new practices tailored to a specific online learning environment, many institutions use basic evaluation methods that are not responsive to individual course considerations. Applying new practices specifically designed for your online environment will allow you to increase course quality, student success, and faculty engagement.
Join us for an online course that will help you develop an innovative faculty evaluation plan that is built for online programs. Over the course of 4 modules, our expert instructors will:
During the course, you will design a format for your faculty evaluation process and receive feedback from expert instructors and course colleagues. You will leave with a strategy for applying the most effective evaluation methods and instruments to your own programs and courses.
This course contains some live components and some components you’ll complete on your own time. Mark your calendars now for the four live components that are part of this course:
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This course focuses on formal administrative, peer, and student evaluations of online teaching as well as informal strategies for improving online teaching performance. Therefore, professionals that will benefit the most from this course include:
Included with your registration is a suite of resources to help your institution better evaluate your online courses and faculty:
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After participating in this online training, you will be able to align your faculty evaluation methods with the unique qualities of your online teaching environment.
Learning Outcome for Module 1 After participating in this online training, you will be able to assess your institution's current approaches to online faculty evaluation and set goals for improvement.
Live Component for Module 1Tuesday, June 24, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDT 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 live session, you will work to explore considerations that may impact evaluation of online teaching at your institution. Working together with instructors and peer institutions, you will identify new opportunities in online faculty evaluation and different approaches to leveraging those opportunities.
Assignment for Module 1
Learning Outcome for Module 2 After participating in this online training, you will be able to use informal evaluation methods to formatively improve your online course instruction.
Live Component for Module 2Wednesday, July 9, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDTNot all faculty evaluation must be formal and summative; ongoing progression throughout the course is key to meaningful improvement. Prompting additional stakeholders to provide formative feedback can result in vital information for any instructor and should be incorporated in your evaluation strategy. In this session, we will discuss methods and tools for gaining additional insight that can improve one’s online teaching practice.
Assignment for Module 2Choose two types of informal evaluation to apply to programs or courses at your institution:
Learning Outcome for Module 3 After participating in this online training, you will be able to use formal evaluation methods to summatively improve course instruction.
Live Component for Module 3Tuesday, July 22, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDTAdministrators 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:
Utilizing both peer and instructor feedback, this resource-packed session will help you determine the most effective formal tools for your faculty evaluation program.
Assignment for Module 3
Learning Outcome for Module 4 After participating in this online training, you will be able to begin building an online faculty evaluation initiative that is supported by all stakeholders.
Live Component for Module 4Wednesday, July 30, 2014 | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. EDTImplementing a new format for teaching evaluation can raise questions from campus stakeholders. In this interactive session, you will learn best practices for starting or revising online-teaching evaluations, including the following topics:
Assignment for Module 4
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.
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You’ll complete a project with your campus stakeholders that will directly apply to the goals you are working to achieve on your campus.
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