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 2016 – Call for proposals closed on 12/21/2016.
● Spring/Summer 2017 – design and develop course
● Fall 2017 – course offering
● Faculty, program coordinators, and DAAs involved in a shared program will be encouraged to identify a shared course that could be part of an innovative TLT design process.
● The call for proposals was announced in November 2016.
● A proposal review committee will be lead by The Director of Collaborative Programs.
● Proposal decisions to be announced January 2017.
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 will 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 next years offering.