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MANAGING ONLINE FACULTY
DEVELOPMENT
Certificate Program Overview
October 5, 2013
The Teaching Professor Technology Confere...
Who is the Sloan Consortium?
The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and
professional leadership organization
dedicated t...
For more info about Certificate Program, please visit
http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate

Branches of Sloan-C
• I...
Changing The Course
• 10 Years of Tracking Online Education in the United

States
• Free Download Here:
• http://sloancons...
A Numbers Look – Growing Trend
The 2012 Survey of Online Learning (Allen & Seaman,
2012)
• Over 6.7 millions students taki...
Quality
“Quality

is never an accident; it is always the
result of high intention, sincere effort,
intelligent direction a...
A work in process

Continual
review/revision/improvements

QUALITY ONLINE COURSES
Learning
Effectiveness

Scale

Access

Faculty
Satisfaction

Student
Satisfaction

SLOAN-C 5 PILLARS
Learning
Effectiveness

Take advantage of the
learning environment

Provide learning experiences
that are quality in the m...
Scale

Leverage key educational
resources while offering new
online learning opportunities to
students and faculty
Schools...
Provide meaningful and effective
access throughout the student's
entire life cycle
Access

•
•
•
•

Program Selection
Cour...
Instructors find the online teaching
experience personally rewarding
and professionally beneficial
Faculty
Satisfaction

•...
Student
Satisfaction

The goal is that all students who
complete a course express
satisfaction with course rigor
and fairn...
Sloan-C 5 Pillar
Resources
A Framework for success
Quality
Framework
Chart

• http://sloanconsortium.org/5pillars

Quality
Framework
Narrative

• http://sloanconsortium.org/...
Rationale Behind Certificate Program
Enable participants to:
1) Leverage their background and proficiencies as
educators, ...
What is the Sloan-C Certificate?
• Signature program, featuring one-to-one

mentoring to help faculty improve quality of t...
Benefits of Program From Participants
• Opportunity to work with and learn from

recognized experts in the field
• Actiona...
2014 Certificate Program Schedule
• January 14 - March 21
• April 1 - June 6
• June 17 - August 22
• September 9 - Novembe...
Foundation Course
• Learn core online teaching & course design skills

and knowledge
• Begin to develop or revise an onlin...
Foundation Course Components
• 9 Weeks with weekly research & discussion

topics
Quality

Syllabus &
Schedule

Teaching &
...
Electives
• 50+ elective options
• 100 scheduled workshops
• Pedagogical concepts, technical skills
• Numerous track and f...
Elective Track and Focus Areas
Online Design

Assessment
New to Online
STEM

Online Learners

Effective Online Classrooms
...
Mastery Series Electives
• 3 Workshop Series
• Focused On:
• Research
• Teaching
• Assessment
Mastery Series Options
• Blended Learning
• February 7 - April 11, 2014
May 16 - July 18, 2014
September 26 - November 28,...
Program Faculty
• Excellent ratings for Accessibility,

Supportiveness, Knowledge, and Effectiveness
• Professors, adminis...
Meet Sloan-C’s Instructional Designer
• Member since 2002
• Sloan-C instructional

Bethany Bovard

designer and faculty
si...
Certificate Program Facilitator
• Sloan-C Certificate

Julia Parra

facilitator since 2009
• Faculty, New Mexico
State Uni...
For more info

Certificate Program Facilitator
• Director of Mobile

Scott Hamm

Learning Research at
Abilene Christian
Un...
Certificate Program Facilitator
• Associate Director,

Angela Velez-Solic

Center for Innovation &
Scholarship in
Teaching...
Certificate Program Graduate/Mentor
and Facilitator

• Sloan-C Certificate Program
•
•

•

Phil McNair

•

Graduate, 2007
...
Phil McNair…
Why Participate in the Certificate Program?
• Earn an online credential – many schools prefer their

online f...
Phil McNair…
Other Advantages
• The Sloan-C program is recognized as one of the

best by most schools; the credential has ...
Certificate Program Graduate/Facilitator
• Sloan-C Certificate Program

Dr. Ann Musgrove

Graduate
• Course
Developer/Faci...
Ann Musgrove …
Why the Sloan Certificate Program?
• Authentic and applicable to your life
• Current with trends that matte...
Questions?
certificate@sloanconsortium.org
For more info about Certificate Program, please visit
http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate

Important Links
• Sloan...
THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING
CERTIFICATE@SLOANCONSORTIUM.ORG
“Learning is what most
adults will do for a living
in the 21st century.“
- Perelman
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  1. 1. MANAGING ONLINE FACULTY DEVELOPMENT Certificate Program Overview October 5, 2013 The Teaching Professor Technology Conference Atlanta, GA
  2. 2. Who is the Sloan Consortium? The Sloan Consortium is an institutional and professional leadership organization dedicated to integrating online education into the mainstream of higher education, helping institutions and individual educators improve the quality, scale, and breadth of education.
  3. 3. For more info about Certificate Program, please visit http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate Branches of Sloan-C • Institute • Conferences • Publications/Research • Membership/Community
  4. 4. Changing The Course • 10 Years of Tracking Online Education in the United States • Free Download Here: • http://sloanconsortium.org/publications/survey/changing_course_20 12
  5. 5. A Numbers Look – Growing Trend The 2012 Survey of Online Learning (Allen & Seaman, 2012) • Over 6.7 millions students taking at least 1 online course in Fall 2011 ▫ Increase of 570,000 students from 2010 • 32% higher ed students take at least 1 online course • 77% academic leaders rate learning outcomes for online courses same or superior to f2f classes • 69% chief academic leaders say online learning critical to long-term strategy
  6. 6. Quality “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.” - William A. Foster
  7. 7. A work in process Continual review/revision/improvements QUALITY ONLINE COURSES
  8. 8. Learning Effectiveness Scale Access Faculty Satisfaction Student Satisfaction SLOAN-C 5 PILLARS
  9. 9. Learning Effectiveness Take advantage of the learning environment Provide learning experiences that are quality in the modality being used LEARNING EFFECTIVENESS
  10. 10. Scale Leverage key educational resources while offering new online learning opportunities to students and faculty Schools offer their best educational value to learners to achieve capacity enrollment Cost-effective measures and practices SCALE
  11. 11. Provide meaningful and effective access throughout the student's entire life cycle Access • • • • Program Selection Course Availability Appropriate Learning Resources Support (Academic, Financial, Student, Technical) ACCESS
  12. 12. Instructors find the online teaching experience personally rewarding and professionally beneficial Faculty Satisfaction • School Provides Support • Opportunity for Research/Publication • Involved in the Governance and Quality Insurance • Institutional Reward System • Opportunity for Continued Professional Development FACULTY SATISFACTION
  13. 13. Student Satisfaction The goal is that all students who complete a course express satisfaction with course rigor and fairness, with professor and peer interaction, and with support services STUDENT SATISFACTION
  14. 14. Sloan-C 5 Pillar Resources A Framework for success
  15. 15. Quality Framework Chart • http://sloanconsortium.org/5pillars Quality Framework Narrative • http://sloanconsortium.org/Quality_Framework_Narrative_5_pillars SLOAN-C 5 PILLAR RESOURCES
  16. 16. Rationale Behind Certificate Program Enable participants to: 1) Leverage their background and proficiencies as educators, administrators, and institutional leaders to become highly effective in the principles and practices of asynchronous instruction; 2) Integrate Sloan-C‘s research-based, conceptual and theoretical foundations relating to learning theory and assessment to compliment and personalize their online classroom; and 3) Capitalize on their potential as innovators in the field of online education by being challenged to create high quality work products which will be assessed by the program facilitators and their peers.
  17. 17. What is the Sloan-C Certificate? • Signature program, featuring one-to-one mentoring to help faculty improve quality of their online courses • Foundation Course (9 weeks) and 3 electives • Co-developed by core faculty to emphasize multiple perspectives and approaches • Work at your own pace – you have up to a year to complete the electives requirements
  18. 18. Benefits of Program From Participants • Opportunity to work with and learn from recognized experts in the field • Actionable feedback for immediate application • Enhancement of existing instructional design and planning strategies • Collaboration with peers from a variety of institutions and disciplines • Focus on personal course materials utilizing pedagogical principles learned
  19. 19. 2014 Certificate Program Schedule • January 14 - March 21 • April 1 - June 6 • June 17 - August 22 • September 9 - November 14 • October 7 - December 12
  20. 20. Foundation Course • Learn core online teaching & course design skills and knowledge • Begin to develop or revise an online course • Engage in mentor and peer exchanges to improve understanding & provide new perspectives
  21. 21. Foundation Course Components • 9 Weeks with weekly research & discussion topics Quality Syllabus & Schedule Teaching & Learning Activities Copyright Emerging Technologies Online Communities Accessibility Workload Management Assessment & Evaluation • Quizzes, Discussions, Draft Course Content Designs • Mentor Interactions
  22. 22. Electives • 50+ elective options • 100 scheduled workshops • Pedagogical concepts, technical skills • Numerous track and focus areas
  23. 23. Elective Track and Focus Areas Online Design Assessment New to Online STEM Online Learners Effective Online Classrooms Successful Online Outcomes Student Satisfaction Online Management Leadership Exemplary Institutions Online Tools Learning Environments Various Technologies STEM Online Trends MOOCS Design Issues Social Media as Resource Tool
  24. 24. Mastery Series Electives • 3 Workshop Series • Focused On: • Research • Teaching • Assessment
  25. 25. Mastery Series Options • Blended Learning • February 7 - April 11, 2014 May 16 - July 18, 2014 September 26 - November 28, 2014 • Mobile Learning • February 21 - April 25, 2014 September 12 - November 14, 2014 • Online Nursing • February 7 - April 11, 2014 September 12 - November 14, 2014
  26. 26. Program Faculty • Excellent ratings for Accessibility, Supportiveness, Knowledge, and Effectiveness • Professors, administrators, authors, and award- winners in field of online learning
  27. 27. Meet Sloan-C’s Instructional Designer • Member since 2002 • Sloan-C instructional Bethany Bovard designer and faculty since 2007 • Certificate Program designer • Online Teacher (15 years) / Online Faculty
  28. 28. Certificate Program Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Julia Parra facilitator since 2009 • Faculty, New Mexico State University • Faculty professional development, technology integration, new and emerging technologies
  29. 29. For more info Certificate Program Facilitator • Director of Mobile Scott Hamm Learning Research at Abilene Christian University • Mobile Learning Mastery Series Faculty • 15+ Years experience teaching
  30. 30. Certificate Program Facilitator • Associate Director, Angela Velez-Solic Center for Innovation & Scholarship in Teaching & Learning at Indiana University Northwest • Sloan-C Content Developer and Workshop Facilitator • 15+ years of experience teaching
  31. 31. Certificate Program Graduate/Mentor and Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Program • • • Phil McNair • Graduate, 2007 Mentor since 2011 Workshop Facilitator: “How to Better Serve Military Students”, and “Successful Online Outcomes: Avoiding Student Stress” VP for Strategic Initiatives, American Public University System, and Executive Director, Higher Education Research and Scholarship Foundation Retired US Army Colonel, 2002
  32. 32. Phil McNair… Why Participate in the Certificate Program? • Earn an online credential – many schools prefer their online faculty to have some sort of formal credential from an external agency • Meet and interact with other online faculty to share thoughts, ideas, and experiences • Learn about relevant topics of interest from experts • Get support from a mentor of your choosing for the duration of the program • Become a better online instructor by learning tips, methods, course design techniques, etc.
  33. 33. Phil McNair… Other Advantages • The Sloan-C program is recognized as one of the best by most schools; the credential has value • Sloan-C represents many institutions but operates as an independent organization • The program provides a low-cost way for schools to enhance their own faculty training • Networking opportunities, both online and face to face…conferences, publications • Potential opportunity for you to become a mentor or workshop facilitator • Helps you stay connected with the online teaching community
  34. 34. Certificate Program Graduate/Facilitator • Sloan-C Certificate Program Dr. Ann Musgrove Graduate • Course Developer/Facilitator • Doctorate in Educational Leadership/Technology • Quality Matters – 2 courses, master course reviewer
  35. 35. Ann Musgrove … Why the Sloan Certificate Program? • Authentic and applicable to your life • Current with trends that matter • The right amount and the right content • Fun – networking and positive tone • Best facilitators • Mentors to help you along the way
  36. 36. Questions? certificate@sloanconsortium.org
  37. 37. For more info about Certificate Program, please visit http://sloanconsortium.org/2010_certificate Important Links • Sloan-C Site • http://sloanconsortium.org/ • Certificate Program • http://sloanconsortium.org/institute/certific ate-program • Workshops • http://sloanconsortium.org/workshops • Webinars • http://sloanconsortium.org/webinar_listing
  38. 38. THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING CERTIFICATE@SLOANCONSORTIUM.ORG
  39. 39. “Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.“ - Perelman
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