Summer Workshops

Moving Rapidly to Remote Instruction

Audience: All instructors, including adjuncts, who will be teaching a course this summer that was originally going to be offered in person, but now has to move to Remote Instruction.

Outcomes:
By the end of May, you will have your online course designed and developed, in Blackboard, with a teaching/facilitation plan in place.  You will also have the support of colleagues and the CFC throughout the summer.

Facilitator:
Dr. Eli Collins-Brown, Dr. Terry Pollard, John Hawes, Mary Anne Wike and faculty from WCU who are experienced in teaching online

Duration:
Online and Offline Daily from May 11 to May 31

Registration:
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Please register to let us know you are going to join us so we can ensure that we have enough facilitators to provide an amazing experience for you.

 

Teaching Online with Impact (Summer I & II Courses)

Audience:

Faculty eager to delve deeper into best practices for time management and facilitation for Summer 2020 courses.

This is a follow-up effort to facilitate ongoing just-in-time mentoring for faculty who are new to teaching online and remotely. We will examine the best practices of online teaching and facilitation, how to build social presence, engage the online student, give meaningful feedback, and not be chained to your laptop 24/7. The course begins the week before the start of Summer I and Summer II, to get prepared to teach your course, and will conclude on the last day of the term. Includes hands-on development and ongoing discussion with facilitators and peers.

This will take place just before and during the summer term they are teaching:

  • Summer 9 week – June 3 – August 4, starts May 27
  • Summer l – June 3 – July 2, starts May 27
  • Summer II – June 29 – August 4, starts June 24

Facilitators:
Dr. Eli Collins-Brown, Dr. Terry Pollard, John Hawes and WCU faculty experienced in online teaching and facilitation.

Outcomes:

  • Use evidenced-based best practices in the facilitation/teaching of your Summer II online course.
  • Develop a facilitation and time management plan
  • Reflect on your experience of teaching online

Register:

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Please register to let us know you are going to join us so we can ensure that we have enough facilitators to provide an amazing experience for you.

 

Fast-tracked Online Course Design Institute (to support faculty for remote instruction in the Fall)

Audience: Faculty needing a structured, evidence-based backward course design process to design courses that are challenging to move to remote instruction (e.g. lab sciences, engineering, health care disciplines, and fine and performing arts). For Fall 2020 term courses.

Six weeks in duration – May 18 – July 2

  • Fully online, synchronous and asynchronous participation
  • Final deliverable is a completed course design plan that has been reviewed by the CFC
  • A modest stipend will be given when courses are completed and reviewed
  • Must be vetted and approved by your department head.  We will route your application to the DH for approval.

Application:

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DEADLINE to Apply is May 8th.