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Deadline for Online Teaching Fellows

The application deadline for the Online Teaching Fellows is Thursday (Nov. 6). The program offers faculty the opportunity to engage in discussion and activities that enhance online teaching and learning. There are two tracks:
• For faculty who are new to online teaching – Starter Online Teaching Fellows
• For faculty who are experienced in online teaching and interested in Quality Matters – Advanced Online Teaching Fellows
 

CATL advertises Winterim 2015 Online Teaching Fellows opportunities

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering another iteration of its successful Online Teaching Fellows program during Winterim 2015. They will offer two intensive tracks for instructors with different levels of experience teaching online. Once you’ve selected which track is best for you, continue reading or visit the links below.

For instructors who are new to online teaching, consider the Starter Online Teaching Fellows — www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp.

For instructors experienced in online teaching and interested in Quality Matters, consider the Advanced Online Teaching Fellows — www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

If you have any questions about the program or the application process, contact Joanne Dolan at dolanj@uwgb.edu.

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Starter Online Teaching Fellows — Winterim 2015
Applications due Thursday, November 6. Application form and full details available at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering $1,500 grants to instructors to take part in an intensive hybrid 2-week workshop on online teaching and course development. This workshop will foster lively, interdisciplinary conversation about best practices in online teaching.

It is intended for instructors who are new to online teaching (having never taught online, or taught only one online course) and would like to develop (or redevelop) an online course. Consideration will be made for instructors who wish to develop a hybrid course.

Participants must commit to attend all 4 face-to-face sessions as outlined below and participate in all online components of the course.
• January 7, 9am – 1pm
• January 9, 9am – 1pm
• January 12, 9am – 1pm
• January 14, 9am – 1pm

Applicants will be chosen in a blind review by the Awards Subcommittee of the Instructional Development Council. Application form and rubric can be found at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/starter.asp.

Advanced Online Teaching Fellows – Winterim 2015
Applications due Thursday, November 6. Application form and full details available at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp
The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering $2,000 grants to instructors to take part in an intensive hybrid 2-week workshop on advanced online teaching concepts and course development.

This program will foster lively, interdisciplinary conversations about best practices in online teaching and prepare and support instructors to submit an online course for Quality Matters recognition (more information on Quality Matters). It is intended for instructors who have experience teaching online and are interested in having their course Quality Matters recognized.

The program has the following requirements:
• Participants must nominate a course for redevelopment and review. The course must have been taught at least twice online for UW-Green Bay by the end of Fall 2014.
• Participants must commit to attend all 4 face-to-face sessions as outlined below and participate in all online components of the course.
• Participants must commit to complete a successful Quality Matters review by the end of Fall 2015.

Participants chosen commit to attending the following 4 face-to-face sessions:
• January 6, 9am – 1pm
• January 8, 9am – 1pm
• January 13, 9am – 1pm
• January 15, 9am – 1pm

Applicants will be chosen in a blind review by the Awards Subcommittee of the Instructional Development Council. Application form, rubric and sample applications can be found at www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

Late openings in summer Online Teaching Fellows program

This just in, from our friends at CATL:
Due to additional funding, we are able to offer additional spots for our Late Summer Advanced Online Teaching Fellows, which runs from August 12 to August 21. For full details see the call below, or visit https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

• Advanced Online Teaching Fellows – Summer 2014
Applications due Tuesday, July 8. Application form and full details available at https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp.

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering $2,000 grants to instructors to take part in an intensive hybrid 2-week workshop on advanced online teaching concepts and course development.

This program will foster lively, interdisciplinary conversations about best practices in online teaching and prepare and support instructors to submit an online course for Quality Matters recognition (more information on Quality Matters). It is intended for instructors who have experience teaching online and are interested in having their course Quality Matters recognized.

The program has the following requirements:
— Participants must nominate a course for redevelopment and review. The course must have been taught at least twice online for UW-Green Bay by the end of Summer 2014.
— Participants must commit to attend all four face-to-face sessions as outlined below and participate in all online components of the course. Please note that the work required outside of class time totals approximately 12-16 hours over the two-week period.
— Participants must commit to complete a successful Quality Matters review by the end of Spring 2015
— Participants chosen for the Late Summer session commit to attending the following four face-to-face sessions:
• August 12, 9am – 1pm
• August 14, 9am – 1pm
• August 19, 9am – 1pm
• August 21, 9am – 1pm

Applicants will be chosen in a blind review by the Awards Subcommittee of the Instructional Development Council. Application form, rubric and sample applications can be found at https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp. Email applications to CATL, at catl@uwgb.edu by July 8.

For more information, visit http://www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp or email Joanne Dolan at dolanj@uwgb.edu.

News from CATL: Lanter presents; teaching fellows deadline approaching

CATL presented two posters at the OPID conference in Green Lake this week. Director Jennifer Lanter presented “It’s a Need to Know Situation: A Case Study of a Needs Assessment Survey for a Teaching Center,” discussing last semester’s survey that asked faculty what they would like CATL to offer. It also covered the steps that the center has taken to meet these needs, including the launch of the collaborative blog “Teaching and Learning at UWGB” (http://blog.uwgb.edu/catl). Lanter also presented “Faculty Say the Darndest Things (When They Are Students in an Online Class)” which discussed how faculty react to being students in the Center’s popular Online Teaching Fellows program.

To view the posters, visit https://www.uwgb.edu/catl/presentations/index.asp.

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While we’re on the topic, CATL would like to remind faculty that the deadline for the summer session of the Online Teaching Fellows is Wednesday (April 23). For information, visit www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/.

Dolan, UW-Green Bay online learning earns spotlight at major conference

A presentation by a UW-Green Bay expert received prominent mention when the online publication Insider Higher Ed covered last week’s Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning, held in Buena Vista, Fla. Joanne Dolan, the instructional design specialist for the University’s Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL), presented “Back to School: What Happens When Faculty Experience Online Education From a Student’s Perspective?”

Dolan described UW-Green Bay’s online faculty fellows program, which introduce soon-to-be online instructors to digital pedagogy in the Desire2Learn era. The program challenges faculty members to consider design and strategy, navigation, how much discussion to encourage or require, and whether and to what extent to depend on group work. All in all, Dolan told conference-goers, the program has been effective, helping prove that “sometimes it’s better to go back to being a student so you can see the world the way they do.” See the article.

CATL calls for applications from prospective Online Teaching Fellows

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning is offering ten $2,000 grants to instructors to take part in a program to discuss online teaching and course development during fall 2013. This program will foster a lively, interdisciplinary dialogue about best practices in online teaching and prepare and support instructors to submit an online course for Quality Matters recognition (for more information on Quality Matters, visit https://www.qualitymatters.org/higher-education-program). It is intended for instructors who have already taught online and are interested in having their course Quality Matters recognized. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/catl/online/advanced.asp or email Joanne Dolan at dolanj@uwgb.edu. Email applications to catl@uwgb.edu. There’s a hard deadline of 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23.

CATL selects 10 instructors as summer advanced online teaching fellows

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning has selected 10 instructors as summer 2013 advanced online teaching fellows to discuss online teaching and course development. Congratulations to Patricia Albers, Danielle Bina, Tara DaPra, Adolfo Garcia, Alison Gates, Dean VonDras, Theresa Adsit, Peter Breznay, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges and Sarah Meredith Livingston. The Advanced Online Teaching Fellows program will foster a lively, interdisciplinary dialogue about best practices in online teaching and prepare and support these instructors to submit an online course for Quality Matters recognition. More information on Quality Matters.

Quality Matters initiative for online courses applauds Dewhirst, Bansal, Ortiz

Three popular UWGB courses have been awarded “Quality Matters” certification for the high quality of their course design. They are:

• Popular Music Since 1955, Prof. Michelle McQuade Dewhirst, Music
• Business Statistics, Prof. Gaurav Bansal, Business Administration
• Perspectives on Values: The Contemporary World, Prof. Cristina Ortiz, HUS

McQuade Dewhirst, Bansal and Ortiz were participants in the Advanced Online Teaching Fellows, a program offered to experienced online faculty seeking to elevate their online teaching and course design. Facilitated by the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) the program will be offered again in Summer 2013 with the aim of gaining QM recognition for an additional ten online courses.

The Quality Matters Program is a national, faculty-driven, peer review process designed to certify the quality of online courses. The QM rubric provides a set of standards for the design of online courses at the college level and looks for classes with quality objectives, materials and assessments that support and engage students with accessible technology.

Prof. Aeron Haynie, director of CATL, said of the recognition, “We are very pleased with this recognition of our faculty’s strong work providing high quality online teaching. Congratulations to Michelle, Gaurav and Cristina! Expect many more announcements as our faculty complete the review process.”

Expanding the team of Quality Matters reviewers
Additionally, the campus has begun to expand our team of QM trained reviewers. These include three new Master Reviewers – Heather Pokorsky, Dan Schrickel, and Pat Theyerl – and two Peer Reviewers  — Profs. Angela Bauer and Gaurav Bansal. Becoming a reviewer requires a solid understanding of online course design and 20-30 hours of training. For more information on the Online Teaching Fellows program, visit the CATL website.

CATL announces selection of Spring 2013 Online Teaching Fellows

Congratulations to the newest class of Online Teaching Fellows! The hybrid, four-week workshop is designed to foster lively, interdisciplinary dialogues regarding the best practices in online teaching. Chosen by the selection committee and announced by CATL (the campus Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning):

   •  Pao Lor — Associate Professor, Education
   •  Jenell Holstead — Assistant Professor, Human Development
   •  Doreen Higgins – Assistant Professor, Social Work
   •  Illene Cupit – Professor, Human Development
   •  Dennis Lorenz – Associate Professor, Human Development
   •  Amanda Nelson – Associate Professor, Human Biology
   •  Alma Rodriguez-Estrada – Assistant Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
   •  Uwe Pott – Associate Professor, Human Biology
   •  Dallas Blaney – Assistant Professor, Public and Environmental Affairs
   •  Tonmoy Islam – Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Studies

The committee reports being very impressed with this group’s dedication to teaching and commitment to online learning.