5 key elements of successful online faculty development programs

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  • 5 key elements of successful online faculty development programs

    1. 1. Alexandra M. Pickett Associate Director SUNY Learning Network 2001 first recipient of the Sloan-C Award for Excellence in ALN Faculty Development 5 key elements for success Best Practices from a Successful Online Faculty Development Program
    2. 2. Introduction This 3-hour workshop will give you the opportunity to: <ul><li>Understand the 5 key elements in successful faculty development program design. </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the top 10 challenges you face in developing, improving, or maintaining your faculty development program. </li></ul><ul><li>Explore some strategies, tools, & processes developed for these purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify achievable goals that address your faculty development program needs. </li></ul>Introduction
    3. 3. Models ? <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What models are there for online faculty development, course design, and training? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Models Key Element 1
    4. 4. Key Elements <ul><li>4-Stage faculty development process. </li></ul><ul><li>7 step online course design process. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : scalability, faculty buy-in, consistency in course quality and student experience. </li></ul>SLN faculty development, course design, training. . . 1. M odel 2. S upport 3. A pproaches 4. E valuation 5. Q uality
    5. 6. Support <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What key support roles are necessary? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Support ? Key Element 2
    6. 7. Key Elements <ul><li>Campus-based MIDs & ACs. </li></ul><ul><li>Technical HelpDesk support. </li></ul><ul><li>Resources in a variety of media. </li></ul><ul><li>Communications. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : Limited staff resources, exponential growth, institutionalization </li></ul>SLN support. . . 1. M odel 2. S upport 3. A pproaches 4. E valuation 5. Q uality
    7. 8. Approaches <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What technology, tools, and approaches are necessary? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Approaches ? Key Element 3
    8. 9. Key Elements <ul><li>Home-grown CMS from 1994 – 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty develop their own courses. </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment = build automation and build campus autonomy and self-service. </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : limited staff & resources, no CMSs, exponential growth, success, migration. </li></ul>SLN technology, tools, & approaches. . . 1. M odel 2. S upport 3. A pproaches 4. E valuation 5. Q uality
    9. 10. Evaluate <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How do you evaluate and improve your program, your understanding of online teaching and learning, and your approaches? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Evaluate ? Key Element 4
    10. 11. Key Elements <ul><li>In a systematic regular way ask what is working and what can be improved? </li></ul><ul><li>http://tlt.suny.edu/tlt_library_research.shtml </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : proof of concept, scalability, institutionalization, sustainability. </li></ul>SLN evaluation… 1. M odel 2. S upport 3. A pproaches 4. E valuation 5. Q uality
    11. 12. <ul><ul><ul><ul><li>How to you ensure course quality ? </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>? Key Element Quality Quality 5
    12. 13. Key Elements <ul><li>Course templates/standards/wizard. </li></ul><ul><li>Course review rubric/checklists. </li></ul><ul><li>Revise and Improve new faculty wkshp. </li></ul><ul><li>RFIDI: http://sln.suny.edu/teachingsurvey </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge : quality on a large scale and growing number of “experienced” online faculty. </li></ul>SLN course quality. . . 1. M odel 2. S upport 3. A pproaches 4. E valuation 5. Q uality
    13. 14. ? Any questions ? Any questions
    14. 15. Thank you! Thank you! Alexandra M. Pickett [email_address] SLN.suny.edu/developer

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