Faculty Professional Development
UCCOnline is committed to inspiring and supporting excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. Below are some great professional development and training opportunities to grow and strengthen your teaching skills.
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Quality Matters (QM) Training
Training is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses and online components. View the course descriptions. Faculty may qualify for stipend, if you are interested in taking one of the QM courses, Contact UCCOnline.
Below are a few recommended workshops:
Designing Your Online Course (DYOC): This is a two-week course, recommended for faculty who are new to online teaching. In this course, participants will complete a course development plan. You will need a course you plan to develop for online delivery. QM recommends setting aside 8-10 hours of time per week to spend on achieving the learning outcomes.
Improving Your Online Course (IYOC): This is a two-week course, and QM suggests that participants set aside 8-10 hours per week for the workshop. The workshop is designed for instructors who have taught online. You will need to have a course to work with during the workshop.
Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC): In this two-week course, you will need to have a course you plan to develop for blended delivery (you will develop one module in the workshop). QM suggests that participants set aside 8-10 hours of time per week on achieving learning outcomes.
Using Instructional Materials & Technology to Promote Learner Engagement: In this two-week workshop, you will explore how to effectively integrate instructional materials, learning activities, and technology with each other to support learners toward success on assessments and in meeting course objectives. QM suggests that participants set aside 8-10 hours per week for the workshop.
Online Learning Consortium (OLC)
The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) is a collaborative community of higher education leaders and innovators, dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed to reach and engage the modern learner - anyone, anywhere, anytime. OLC workshops utilize numerous proven teaching strategies and learning activities that will spark creative ideas for your own teaching environment.
As an OLC Member Institution, UCC Faculty have access to membership benefits and discounts on workshops. To access member benefits, Create Your Account with OLC. Please be sure to use your UCC email address because it will affiliate you with our OLC Institutional membership. Once you've set up your account, you can view Member Resources to explore training opportunities and register for workshops.
Explore Virtual Professional Development Opportunities
There are many ways to learn and develop our professional growth. We recommend looking at some of these:
Enroll in a free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course): Take a MOOC at the Canvas Network. At the website, be sure to scroll down to see the course catalog.
Watch a Webinar - visit these archived webinars CanvasLive
Join the Canvas Community