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 2018/Early Spring 2019 – Call for proposals deadline is extended to January 25, 2019.
● Spring/Summer 2019 – Design and development of course
● Fall 2019 – Course offering
● Faculty, program coordinators, and DAAs involved in a shared program are encouraged to identify a shared course that could be part of an innovative TLT design process.
● The call for proposals will be announced in November, 2018.
● The proposal review committee is lead by The Director of Collaborative Programs.
● Proposal decisions will be announced February, 2019.
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 that will become active in November 2018.