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2016-2017 Mentorship Program details


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Details on the Quality Matters program for PNW - Westville Campus

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2016-2017 Mentorship Program details

  1. 1.  A holistic and personalized approach to professional development in online/blended learning and teaching  Multiple opportunities for feedback and evaluation while developing and teaching a new course  Faculty get to know one another better across disciplines
  2. 2.  Mentor faculty will work with faculty Course Developers to meet personalized course design goals  Each course is reviewed with the Quality Matters rubric  Download the rubric and more: m/sh/7bwhoit985wcgt0/ AACYABAPMR_OTwbPL 0xVp-Cea?dl=0
  3. 3.  Can be from any department  Can be any type of course – new, existing, online, traditional, hybrid  Mentors can choose to work with faculty across multiple departments  Stay in regular communication with mentors throughout the academic year
  4. 4.  Support!  Your Guide and Center forTeaching and Learning are here to help  New course modules and more effective materials!  Whether it’s an existing course or something brand new, you will have something you know is quality  A stipend!  For participating, developing your course to meet your goals, and going through QM review, you receive $1000  A chance to be a Mentor next year!  With a course that “passes” the Quality Matters rubric, you’ll be certified to serve as a Mentor
  5. 5.  There is an online course for the PNW Qm Mentorship Program available in your MyBlackBoard tab  Discussions and resources abound, including downloads for the QM Rubric and much more!  Use this tool to learn, share, and collaborate
  6. 6.  Note: Your timeline may vary depending on individual goals and needs  Fall 2016: CTL hosts monthly workshops on different topics (recommended but not required for Course Developers)  Meet with Mentor periodically during the semester  Guides provide informal QM evaluation  Upcoming workshops:  November 2: Scholarship ofTeaching and Learning  November 7-10 National Distance LearningWeek – TECH 298, 12pm – 1:30pm,
  7. 7.  Spring 2017: Continue your work!  You may be teaching the course you developed – great!We will help  Keep meeting with mentors  Keep an eye on upcoming workshops available  Reach out if you need help meeting your goals  By End of Spring 2017: Mentors will evaluate all courses and make determinations and recommendations with the full QM rubric
  8. 8.  Mentors provide continual feedback on all areas of course  Objectives  Assessments  Interaction  Course Navigation  Accessibility  Formal review by end of spring semester (can be earlier if you’re ready) is performed a collaborative effort, never punitive
  9. 9.  Get to know the QM rubric and ask questions if you have any  You can use the rubric as a checklist to keep your course in top shape  Many items involve simple fixes, such as:  adding the instructor’s availability times  organizing course content into modules or units for easier navigation  making grading more transparent
  10. 10.  Alignment is key – all course objectives should align to lessons, activities, and assessments  What do you absolutely need students to get from your course?  How do they get there? How do they know what your expectations are for getting there?  Objectives should use “action verbs” – if you can see someone doing it, it’s a good verb!  Avoid the use of words like “learn” and “understand” in course objectives
  11. 11.  Use ABCD:  Audience  Behavior  Condition  Degree  By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to write at least five measurable, student-centered learning objectives using appropriate action verbs”
  12. 12. Thinking skill Action verbs Student products
  13. 13.  Ask yourself some questions:  What do you want your course to look like?  Where do you want students to click and what do you want them to do?  Consider using plain old pen and paper to draw an outline of what your ideal course looks like, and work from there
  14. 14.  CTLWorkshop Library: materials-archive/  Designing Exemplary BlackBoard Courses from NIU:  Dr. Curt Bonk’sYouTube feed with wonderful videos about teaching online:  Course design resources: