Call Open: Online Teaching Fellows, January 2019

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is accepting applications for the UWGB Online Teaching Fellows program.

This program is for those who wish to deepen their engagement with online instruction. Instructors in this program will explore best practices, align assignments with objectives and learn how to incorporate new ideas and technologies while maintaining a sustainable workload. There is only one track – no more starters and advanced – anyone who teaches may apply for this course.  To apply fill out an application below and submit it to CATL (catl@uwgb.edu) by November 16th, 2018.

Call for Applications January 2019

Online Teaching Fellows Application

Online Teaching Fellows, January 2019

The Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) is accepting applications for the UWGB Online Teaching Fellows program.

This program is for those who wish to deepen their engagement with online instruction. Instructors in this program will explore best practices, align assignments with objectives and learn how to incorporate new ideas and technologies while maintaining a sustainable workload. There is only one track – no more starters and advanced – anyone who teaches may apply for this course.

Expectations for the Online Teaching Fellows:

  • Participants will attend four face-to-face sessions that are two hours each over the course of two weeks. (The sessions will run from 9am to 11am on January 8th, 10th, 15th, and 17th).
  • Fellows will complete online course work in-between the face-to-face sessions
  • Participants will create an online course plan, complete with objectives, activities, and assessments.
  • Most importantly, fellows will explore best practices for online teaching and apply them to their course.

Since this program is a professional development opportunity, participants in the Online Teaching Fellows will not receive a stipend.

To apply for this professional development opportunity, please submit a completed application to CATL (catl@uwgb.edu). Please put “Online Teaching Fellows” in the subject line.

Deadline: November 16th, 2018

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Todd Dresser (dressert@uwgb.edu).

Online Teaching Fellows

The online teaching fellows program revived this Winterim. As in the past there were two tracks: the Starter Online Teaching Fellows Program and the Advanced Online Teaching Fellows Program.The Starters program focused on ways to create a digital environment for learning where instructors can share with students the beauty of their disciplines. The sessions centered on writing objectives, creating ways to measure student learning, developing online activities, and locating the digital tools necessary to making one’s class work. We also discussed the trade-offs of the digital learning environment and developed ways to come to terms with the limits of online education. The Starters – Daniel Alesch, Greg Engle, Mary Gichobi, Lisa Grubisha, Jennifer Ham, Margaret Kubek, Vivek Madupu, Ellen Rosewall, and William Sallak – are beginners no more.

The Advanced Online Teaching Fellows program led experienced online educators through the process to earn Quality Matters certification. Quality Matters is a faculty-directed and peer-reviewed quality assurance program which began and the University of Maryland and has since become a standalone organization. The work of our new Advanced Fellows – Vallari Chandna and Sawa Senzaki – does not end with the closing of the Winterim period. They will continue to work at earning QM certification into the next semester. Yet, the hard work that they have already shown in developing thoughtful and rich digital learning environments will benefit them and their students for years to come. The QM certification that they will earn will ratify that these are already great courses.

The Starter Program will run again in May, after the Spring semester. We will issue the call the call (via this Blog and elsewhere) to apply in March.

2015 Winterim Online Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellows had an opportunity to go through both a starter and an advanced portion of the program. Those who completed the Advanced portion are indicated with an * below.

Pooja Agarwal*, Andrew Austin, Stacie Christian*, Ioana Coman, Aurora Cortes, Christin DePouw*, Regan Gerung, Joan Groessl*, Michael Holstead, Rachel Russell, Peter Smith, Brian Sutton*, Laura Vanden Avond*, Julia Wallace

2014 Summer Online Teaching Fellows

Teaching Fellows had an opportunity to go through both a starter and an advanced portion of the program. Those who completed the Advanced portion are indicated with an * below.

Karen Dalke*, Jeff Entwistle*, Susan Frost*, Cheryl Grosso*, David Helpap*, Catherine Henze*, Ray Hutchison, Warren Johnson*, Rebecca Meacham*, Randall Meder*, Vicki Medland*, Debra Pearson*, Laura Rowell, Chuck Rybak*, Christine Smith*, Jennifer Smith*, John Stoll*, Mussie Teclezion*, Linda Toonen, Christina Trombley, Steve Vandenavond