Blended Training for Adjunct Faculty

Many adjunct faculty members do not have training in teaching or in using the technologies necessary to successfully teach an online or blended class. To help remedy this situation, Dr. Amber Vaill participated in the development of a pair of blended courses for adjunct faculty members. The courses were developed in the spring of 2014, then refined for the first offering in spring 2015. These courses allow adjunct faculty to receive training in a blended learning format that works with their schedules and brings them quickly up to speed on what they need to know to be successful in the classroom.

What Happens If I Don’t Follow State Authorization Regulations?

Those of us in WCET’s State Authorization Network (SAN) and in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA) leadership often get asked these questions: “Does anyone really enforce ‘state authorization’ in the U.S.?” “Why don’t I read in the higher education news about colleges being fined for ‘state authorization violations’?” States are watching, regulating, and taking action. Let’s start with an example...

A Proactive Approach to Promoting Civility in the Online Classroom

Each time Joyce Johnston teaches an online course, she asks her students to select the characteristic that is most important in their online interactions. Invariably, students choose “respect.” They want the learning environment to be civil, and Johnston, an English instructor at George Mason University, devotes the first week and a half to promoting civility and reinforces it throughout the course. Johnston recommends the following strategies to promote a civil online learning environment...

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