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Teaching & Learning Online

In preparation for teaching online in Fall 2020, the Faculty Center has developed two straight-forward training pathways to meet the needs of CSUSM faculty. Each pathway was designed to encourage exploration of a variety of elements that have become essential to teaching in an online environment in a way that best meets the needs of each faculty member. In addition, faculty will have an opportunity to complete a thorough self-assessment of their course informed by the CSU QLT (Quality Learning & Teaching) Core 24 principles.

Below, you will find details for each pathway, as well as the list of Faculty Center Workshops that make up the Teaching & Learning Online Series along with additional workshops that were created at the request of faculty.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    When is the self-assessment due?

    Self-assessments are due to Cougar Courses by Aug. 1

    Where do I register for the pathway I've chosen?

    There is no need to register for the pathway. If you would like to attend the FC Workshops, you can register for them here. Otherwise, the self-assessment is the only thing you need to submit, and that is due August 1.

    What is required for the FC Workshop pathway?

    Faculty must attend the following workshops. If you attended any workshop in May or June, it will be counted towards the requirement.

    • Online 101
    • Accessibility 101
    • Equity Mindedness in Online Teaching
    • Backwards Design
    • Student Engagement
    • Fostering Resilience

    Where do I find the courses for the self-directed pathway?

    This is a choose-your-own-adventure model where you can select from the workshops we're offering, the resources we've provided in the Cougar Course, or resources you find through professional organizations or elsewhere. The training you choose must fit within the topic areas we've listed including (but not limited to):

    • Online Teaching Essentials
    • Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning
    • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Instructional Design
    • Student Engagement

    Do Cougar Course, Ally, Zoom trainings count?

    The workshops offered through IDS are useful and highly recommended but do not count towards the Faculty Center's training program. The training we are encouraging builds on pedagogical foundations that the IDS workshops support.

    Can I do both trainings for $2000

    No, you should select the pathway that best fits your needs, but you may only select one.

    Do I submit one self-assessment per course?

    No, it's one self-assessment per faculty member.

    I completed the QLT program for one of my courses in the past; which is the best pathway for me to choose?

    You can select the one that best fits your experience and confidence level about teaching online. The self-guided pathway may be best because it allows you to dig deeper into specific areas where you want to focus. Alternatively, you could complete the self-assessment without any training, and receive $500 in compensation.

    Will the compensation be paid as a stipend or professional development funds?

    Faculty Affairs is waiting to hear from the Chancellor’s Office about the details of the funds, and they will be disbursing them. Once we have additional information, we will update the website.

  • CSUSM Faculty Center Workshop Pathway

    For Faculty Who: New/less familiar with designing and delivering a distance learning course, or are looking to build a new course  based on a solid foundation of concepts. The workshop series focuses less on teaching technology or specific tools, rather it examines the pedagogical shifts that will help faculty build on the strengths of distance learning to serve CSUSM students. 

    This path consists of

    1. Completion of a minimum of 6 Faculty Center TLO Workshops (below) (If faculty cannot make all synchronous sessions, they may engage the recorded sessions in the Cougar Course container)
      • Online 101
      • Accessibility 101
      • Equity Mindedness in Online Teaching
      • Backwards Design
      • Student Engagement
      • Fostering Resilience
    2. Completion of a course self-assessment and peer-review 

     

     

    Faculty will receive $1000 for completing training and certification.

     

  • Self-Guided Pathway

    For Faculty Who: May have some experience with teaching online and want to select their own professional development materials. You may use the materials suggested by the Faculty Center (found in Cougar Courses) or find your own. This will benefit faculty that understand the fundamentals, but would be better served focusing on more advanced implementation of topics (Accessibility) or specific tools.

    1. Completion and documentation of completion (details forthcoming) of self directed professional development comparable in time to Faculty Center training. Suggested self-directed professional development includes (but not limited to) the following topics:
      • Online Teaching Essentials
      • Accessibility, Universal Design for Learning
      • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
      • Instructional Design
      • Student Engagement
    2. Completion of a course self-assessment (including a description of professional development selections)

     

    Faculty will receive $1000 for completing training and certification.

     

    Note: Faculty that do not wish/need to engage in any professional development may still complete a course self-assessment for peer-review. Faculty who choose this option will receive $500 for completing a peer-reviewed self-assessment.

  • TLO Workshop Series

    The recordings for all TLO Workshops are available in Cougar Courses 
  • Drop-In Q&A Sessions for Teaching Online

    Have questions and want to brainstorm with colleagues? Join us for one or more of the drop-in sessions and get all your questions answered.