What Support is Available to Faculty Teaching in Shared Programs?
Teaching in a shared program is an opportunity for faculty to reach a larger student audience where technology and delivery tools can enhance the learning experience for all involved. Faculty teaching in shared programs face the same challenges as other faculty: understanding best practices, technology tools, and methods for teaching in blended/hybrid, online, and video-based courses.
In addition to the professional development framework there are opportunities for support including an as-request Course Quality Review and/or Teaching Review, support for Chief Academic Officers and Program Coordinators, and recommended faculty support capabilities from other units such as Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT), ITS Training Services, Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, etc. Details for each specific support service include:
- Foundational Faculty Development
For those who are new to teaching in shared programs and/or new to teaching online
- Practical Faculty Development
This includes the E-Learning Series. You will be able to see the most current version we are offering as well as resources from the past versions.
- Innovative Faculty Development
Information on TLT REACH
- Resources from Past Events
Presentations files from past Faculty Development Days, E-Learning Series, and other helpful links
Course Development and Delivery
The Instructional Designers meet with the faculty member for guidance/brainstorming as part of an initial meeting, after that guidance is done mainly through asynchronous communications and possibly one or two additional meetings. Referrals to other resources or units may be made if the project does not align with shared program initiatives.
The Instructional Designers and faculty member collaborate through the stages of transforming a course to a new teaching modality. An initial meeting and possibly two to five additional meetings as touch points will be used to guide faculty through the design process which include things to consider, syllabus, goals and lesson objectives, feedback and assessment, teaching and learning activities, and assembling the components into a coherent whole. Requests or needs are typically identified two or more months prior to the start of the semester.
Intensive Course Designs/ Redesigns
The Instructional Designers and faculty member work together throughout the design, development, and delivery of a course with many touchpoints across the duration of the process both via asynchronous communications and meetings. For requests made one semester in advance.
Tools and Additional Resources
- Semester Start Guide
Provides best practices for preparing your course for the start of the semester.
- Additional Faculty Support (Including Support of Polycom) and Contact Information for Instructional Designer at Campus Locations
Learn more about the BlendLT Program provided by TLT and Polycom Support
Local support for those teaching in Shared Programs at Campuses
- Course Review Services
Course and Teaching Reviews based on Quality Matters