About the Development Process
The new process, which leads to “verification” of faculty readiness, provides customized support and resources to help faculty prepare a course for delivery in an online or hybrid format. Faculty readiness must be verified before a course can be scheduled for online/hybrid delivery.
How to Get Started
- Identify a course that you would like to teach in online/hybrid format.
- Consult your department chair or program director to confirm support for online/hybrid delivery of your chosen course.
- Review the information we are providing on this site to learn about your development options and to select the option that best suits your needs.
- Go to my.newpaltz.edu (Faculty/Staff Tab >> Faculty Services >> Teaching Menu >> Faculty Development to Teach Online and Hybrid Courses) and complete the “Faculty Development Request” webform. (See below for recommended timing.)
- The TLC will contact you to schedule your development and will set up a Blackboard course-development site for you to use in the process.
What is the Recommended Timing?
There are many factors to be considered when planning a development schedule, including when your course will be offered, your workload, and your familiarity with the technology employed in online or hybrid teaching. At a minimum, however, you will need to allow yourself enough time to upload the required course materials* that you prepare as part of the faculty-development process to your course prior to the course appearing on the Schedule of Classes; please note the following parameters:
- For spring 2015 offerings: Required course material* uploaded no later than September 15
- For summer 2015 offerings: Required course material* uploaded no later than December 1
- For fall 2015 offerings: Required course material* uploaded no later than February 15
* “Required course material” includes the course syllabus (with online office hours noted), semester schedule with assignments, and 25% of the course content.
How is the Process Completed?
Uploaded course material will be reviewed and, when appropriate, you will be granted provisional approval to teach the online/hybrid course. After doing so, you will be expected to “close the instructional loop” by offering feedback on your experience using one of the following methods:
- Plan a presentation at the TLC on best practices or lessons learned during your online or hybrid experience
- Plan to attend a meeting of the CCET and report on your experiences to the committee
- Submit an email report describing your experiences
When all steps are complete, you will receive a certificate verifying completion of the development process and your readiness to teach online or hybrid courses. A $1500 award is associated with verification. Faculty who complete the verification process agree to teach an online or hybrid course a second time within two years.