OFFICE OF THE EXECUTIVE VICE CHANCELLOR -
OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATE VICE CHANCELLOR -
August 24, 2011
ALL SENATE FACULTY
SUBJECT: || Faculty Training Pilot Program - Remote and Distance|
UC San Diego Academic Senate's Committee on Educational Policy (CEP) has
approved a new Policy on Remote and Distance Instruction:
We are pleased to announce that UCSD Extension has graciously offered a
limited number of seats for a faculty training pilot program for faculty
members who are motivated to increase their teaching aptitude and
improve student achievement by taking advantage of the online
environment. The program will consist of two 2-hour in-person training
sessions, four 1-hour webinars, and a program evaluation. Participation
is required for all sessions. In-person sessions are scheduled for
Thursday 9/29/11 and Thursday 12/15/11 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Each participant will be enrolled in an online Blackboard course that
will house materials covered in each session. Ongoing discussion and
practice areas will be provided and facilitated throughout the program
within the online course.
Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 9/09/11 with the following to
indicate your interest in being considered as a participant:
. Course that you would like to teach online
. Course enrollments
Those selected will be notified by Monday 9/19/11.
A face-to face two hour kick-off session: Welcome and introductions.
What are online courses? Why do you want to teach online? What is a
learning management system (Blackboard)? At this session each
participating faculty member will receive access to a practice course
shell in Blackboard and a syllabus for the training program. This is a
hand's on lab with "high touch" input from instructional designers. Session includes a sampling of successful online courses and a tour of
A one hour webinar: How to prepare a lecture presentation for online
A one hour webinar: How to engage your online students.
A one hour webinar: 1001 way to conduct assessment
A one hour webinar: Collaboration and group projects
Face-to face two hour session: Q and A - Graduation! Faculty receives
access to their course shell. Faculty provide feedback/evaluation of
training program (online).
| Suresh Subramani
Executive Vice Chancellor
Associate Vice Chancellor -