The REACH Initiative provides faculty with resources and experiences to lead to the goal of developing an innovative and engaging course that is shared between campuses in a shared program.
● Fall 2017/Early Spring 2018 – Call for proposals closed on Friday, January 19, 2018.
● Spring/Summer 2018 – Design and development of course
● Fall 2018 – Course offering
● Faculty, program coordinators, and DAAs involved in a shared program were encouraged to identify a shared course that could be part of an innovative TLT design process.
● The call for proposals was announced in December 2017.
● A proposal review committee was lead by The Director of Collaborative Programs.
● Proposal decisions were announced January 2018.
What will Faculty Receive?
● A team of IDs and support personnel based on course design/redesign needs
● A technology toolkit of hardware and software resources that support the specific goals of their project.
● Travel funds for REACH-related training and meetings
● Support and resources to conduct a summative evaluation of student learning outcomes at the conclusion of the first course offering
Faculty accepted into the REACH Initiative should be willing to:
● keep an open mind
● work with a design team to make informed decisions on delivery formats
● work within a specified course design timeframe that will minimally include one semester of development
● participate in the development of course assignments that align with and allow students to meet learning outcomes
● evaluate student learning outcomes, student perception of social presence with the instructor and other students, and student perception of engagement within the course
● share developed course and resources with others in the consortium
● present at TLT events (e.g. LDSC, TLT symposium, brown bag…)
Faculty teaching or will teach in shared programs are encouraged to apply for the next round of REACH starting Fall 2018/Spring 2019 via the application form.