Distance Education offers faculty many development opportunities. We work to keep faculty informed of best practices for online/blended teaching and emerging e-learning technology tools. We offer a range of workshops through face-to-face and online formats, as well as individual consultation. Topics include:
A fully online, 2 or 3 week mostly asynchronous program that introduces faculty to best practices for online and blended teaching. Successful completion of the program earn faculty the CAPC Distance Education Statement. Facilitated by an instructional designer and a seasoned WCU online faculty member, participants engage with ten modules that cover:
Program participants should have basic D2L skills before participating in the program. More information regarding D2L can be found on D2L Services' website. On campus, face-to-face support throughout the session is available.
As content and interactivity change yearly, we recommend and encourage retakes.
If you would like to learn more or have any questions about the Online Faculty Development Program, please feel free to contact the Distance Education atDistanceEd@wcupa.edu
August 5 to 16
October 7 to 25
January 6 to 17, 2020
Register for any upcoming offering listed above through this Qualitrics OFD Registration form.
The CAPC policy on The Training of New and Experienced Distance Education Faculty , states that faculty members must renew their CAPC Distance Education Statement every five years in order to stay current with best practices. Distance Education Services offers
the following options for renewing a statement:
See above for information and registration.
Prerequisite: successful completion of an Online / Blended Faculty Development Program
and three or more years of online teaching experience at WCU.
Five opportunities are offered to experienced online faculty per year. Not all faculty are guaranteed to get a slot. Contact your assigned instructional designer to indicate your interest.
Completing the APPQMR full day workshop will renew your CAPC Distance Education Statement. It is facilitated by a WCU instructional designer. Participants must attend the whole day from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM. Breakfast and lunch are provided. Here is the interest form.
Earning the QM certification for one of your courses will renew your CAPC DE Statement.
Prerequisite: successful completion of APPQMR training
Completing either course will renew your CAPC DE Statement. Both courses are typically 2 to 3 weeks in length and asynchronous. QM workshops are rigorous and have firm deadlines, so be sure you have adequate time to complete the required assignments. Faculty interested in either course should contact their assigned instructional designer for registration information.
Prerequisite: successful completion of QM Peer Reviewer (PRC) training
Serving on a QM Peer Review team for a WCU managed peer review will renew your CAPC DE Statement.
To help you fit training into your busy schedule, Distance Education offers online
training webinars each semester. Upcoming webinars are listed on the FAST training calendar. Webinars are usually recorded and can be viewed on the Distance Education YouTube channel.
Faculty can participate in 100% online, self-paced workshops that guide them towards becoming an expert user of different technology tools. Trainings vary by semester and you can sign up at any time. The workshops are facilitated by an instructional designer. Email Tom Pantazes firstname.lastname@example.org
today to start the planning process.
A monthly gathering for distance educators to share and learn together. You bring the questions, we bring the food, and together we learn.
Lunch'n Learn Series
Distance Education in collaboration with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC) hosted guest lectures on a variety of topics for online and face-to-face educators.
Selected faculty share their experiences on a variety of teaching topics over lunch. These sessions are co-sponsored with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center (TLAC) for both online and face-to-face educators.
During the 2014-2015 academic year, Distance Education partnered with the Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Center to run the Utilizing Flipped Instruction in Blended Courses Initiative. A selected cohort of faculty developed and applied flipped classroom instructional strategies for a blended course environment.