Organizational Best Practices Track
How to "Develop" Online Faculty: Lessons Learned and Bridges Burned
Higher education institutions are scrambling to make quality course offerings available online in attempts to meet the needs of students as well as grow enrollments. However, at many institutions the support infrastructure (both technical and pedagogical) does not exist or is not specifically targeted toward online course development. This can lead to faculty frustration as well as the development of poor quality courses. In this session the presenter will share her experiences with faculty development programs and use data from a pilot program to highlight the need for modeling, mentoring, and differentiated training in online faculty development. She will also share a rubric she uses to 1) guide faculty during the development of online courses, and 2) examine the quality of the finished product.
Presenter: Cheryl Murphy
Dr. Cheryl Murphy is at the University of Arkansas where she serves as Program Coordinator for Educational Technology and is the Director of Distance Education for the College of Education and Health Professions. She has also served as Co-Director of the Teaching and Faculty Support Center for her campus.