Train Your Faculty to be Better Online Instructors



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Do your faculty get enough support for success in the online teaching environment?

Do your faculty get enough support for success in the online teaching environment?

As online programs continue to grow in popularity, the need to train faculty to adjust traditional classroom teaching styles and become effective online instructors is more critical than ever.

If you’re responsible for making sure your faculty feel successful in the online classroom, join this webcast to experience one approach to training faculty used at Samuel Merritt University. Samuel Merritt immerses faculty in an online learning environment for a 2-week course, imparting instructional methods and techniques and creating empathy for the online student experience. You will get to experience lessons from their course, such as how to create presence or offer meaningful feedback online, and you’ll leave with tips for how to implement these techniques on your campus.

Who Should Attend

Deans, Directors of Online Programs, Directors of CTLs, and Faculty Developers wanting to support online faculty—not just on technology but also on instructional methods and techniques—will benefit from this session.

This webcast is best suited for institutions who are expanding into online instruction and/or have blended/hybrid programs.


The speaker will immerse you in various lessons from the online training program used at Samuel Merritt University so that you can experience first-hand how their faculty are trained online. During the webcast, you will:

  1. Learn about the overall design and infrastructure of the training program
  2. Experience a lesson on how to respond to adult learners’ needs in an online environment
  3. Experience a lesson in how to create presence online
  4. Experience a lesson in how to effectively provide feedback to students online
  5. Learn how to implement these techniques within your own training program


Ellie Hoffman

Director, Academic and Instructional Innovation, Samuel Merritt University

In her position, Ms. Hoffman oversees quality, consistency, and rigor of the online programs. To do so, she combines her skills and passion in Instructional Design and teaching, focusing on faculty development and student success. She has also served as adjunct faculty, having taught online and hybrid courses. She possesses an M.A. in English and an M.A. in Education/Instructional Technologies. Read Ellie’s full bio here.


Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Lisa Lafflam.

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What’s included in your purchase?

  1. Live webcast session – a live presentation where you have the chance to ask questions and get personalized answers from our expert speakers. You must purchase the product prior to the live date in order to attend the live session.
  2. Webcast recording – a recording of our live session that you can access anywhere, anytime.

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