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III. Faculty Support

Online Learning Plan: Faculty Support


The faculty's crucial place in online learning is not questioned.  However, various faculty roles in online learning may be transformed as technologies change and develop.  SBVC's Online Learning Plan recognizes the central place of the faculty in online learning and is committed to support the faculty in the discharge of their responsibilities. Regarding Faculty Support, the Online Learning Plan includes the following goals, objectives, benchmarks, and timelines:

 

Objective 3.1

Faculty teaching online will demonstrate capabilities to teach online, including both the current CMS and applicable androgogical strategies

 Benchmarks

Responsible Party(ies)

date

 

a.  Survey faculty on how they learned to teach online and what professional development opportunities they desire

OPC

Fall, 2011 DONE

 

b.  Explore strategies for verifying faculty qualification for online teaching

OPC

Ongoing

 

c.  Review of legal issues (local, state, federal) for online programs

VPI, Online Programs Committee

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3.2

Collaborate with the Professional and Organizational Development Office to provide relevant and timely training for online faculty

 Benchmarks

Responsible Party(ies)

date

 

a. Training related to the Course Management System

OPC and POD

Ongoing

 

b.  Investigation of additional technical tools for online learning

POD

Ongoing

 

c.  Investigate strategies for faculty to address increasing student success in online classes

OPC and DECC

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective 3.3

Create and maintain a collegial, nurturing environment for online faculty

 Benchmarks

Responsible Party(ies)

date

 

a. Brown bag sharing sessions

OPC

2011 DONE

 

b.  Great Online Teachers Retreat

OPC

NOT DONE

 

c.  Collaboration between and among faculty

OPC

ongoing