2020 Summer & Fall Offerings

Fall & Summer Faculty Development

CEETL is offering a four-dimensional faculty development program to support faculty as they prepare to teach in online modalities for Fall 2020.

These offerings, funded by the CARES-2 allocation to support faculty develop the skills to teach online in Fall 2020, are optional and need not be taken sequentially or as a pre-requisite to each other. However, they have been designed to build upon each other in meaningful ways when taken in succession, further deepening and expanding a community of teaching colleagues and support structures with whom to engage with and turn to during these critically important, and challenging, times. For maximum flexibiity, these offerings are offered asynchronously, with optional synchronous sessions, in Summer and Fall 2020, with options to join cohorts or work independently.   

Online Teaching Lab

Stipends: $1250 upon completion for faculty; $550 for GTAs

Estimated Time Commitment: 25 hours

Sessions: Self-Paced: Join anytime; complete by December 4, 2020

Description: The Online Teaching Lab is a fully (asynchronous) online course about online teaching, and our community norms emphasize curiosity, kindness and compassion with oneself and with each other as we navigate together this unusual time in history.

Participants will:

  • Participate in a course designed for interaction, not content delivery;
  • Create authentic products to use in their own courses;
  • Reflect on their learning in community with their faulty peers
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  • Receive feedback from OTL faculty mentors


Topics:

  • Resilient course design
  • Trauma-informed pedagogies
  • Instructor presence & humanizing online learning
  • Universal design for learning
  • Video and online resources
  • Social presence & student interaction
  • Assessment & academic integrity
  • Student reflection & metacognition

Criteria for completion badge and stipend payment: 

  • Complete approximately 50% of the activities; and
  • Submit an ePortfolio, to be reviewed by an OTL Faculty Mentor.

 For more information and to register for the OTL, click here.

JEDI PIE

Stipend: $500 upon completion for faculty; $220 for GTAs

Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours

Sessions: Summer Session: July 20-31, 2020 (FULL); Fall Session: August 21 -October  23, 2020

Description: The Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Online Teaching Institute, within the CEETL Pedagogies for Inclusive Excellence (PIE) series, builds a community of JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) protagonists through 10 hours of practice of developing anti-racist pedagogy and dismantling white supremacy in online teaching. 

Participants will: 

  • Identify and assess personal goals for anti-racist pedagogy practice in online teaching;
  • Examine and demonstrate knowledge of historical and contemporary institutional and individual racism and white supremacy in education practice; 
  • Assess current assignments, assessments, and teaching practices through critical race perspective; and 
  • Design strategies for inclusive and equitable engagement.

Criteria for completion badge and stipend payment: 

  • Engage in a minimum of 10 hours of activity within the JEDI PIE course; and
  • Submit a short reflection on your process, to be reviewed by your JEDI PIE Faculty Facilitator. 

For more information and to register for the Fall JEDI PIE, click here.

Online Teaching Squares 

Stipend: $500 upon completion for faculty; $220 for GTAs

Estimated Time Commitment: 10 hours

Sessions: August 20-December 20, 2020. Enrollment closed on September 11, 2020.

Description: Faculty participants join 3 other teaching colleagues to form a supportive, non-evaluative “teaching square,” to share inclusive teaching practices and learn from each other throughout the fall semester. Interested participants may propose their own four members, or may ask to be added to a Teaching Square. Based on their goals, Teaching Square members ultimately determine the activities they will collectively engage in to meet them. 

Suggested activities, as determined within each Teaching Square:

  • Provide feedback on each other’s online course structures and two weeks’ of course material;
  • Provide online course peer reviews (for ideas, see example provided);
  • Offer ongoing support to members of the teaching squares; and
  • Celebrate successes, share course materials, teaching strategies and approaches.

Criteria for completion badge and stipend payment: 

  • Engage in a minimum of 10 hours of activity related to the Teaching Square, as determined by your group’s goals; and
  • Submit a short reflection on your individual process by 12/20/20, to be reviewed by a CEETL Faculty Mentor.

For more information and to register for an Online Teaching Square, click here.

High Impact Quality Learning & Teaching Course Redesign Projects

Stipend: Up to $1500 per faculty participant, maximum $15,000) per proposed project

Estimated Time Commitment: 25 hours 

Sessions: Call for proposals closed on June 15, 2020. 

Total Projects Funded: 45

Description: The HI-QLT Course Redesign program encourages faculty to expand their online teaching skills within a project-based faculty development community.The redesign team is encouraged to also engage in, and complete, the CEETL offerings described above to inform their redesign projects and deepen their HI-QLT faculty learning community. 

Funding for these projects was prioritized in terms of potential positive impact on student success related to high enrollment numbers, large equity gaps, high DFWs, critical courses for progress to degree, or courses that are really difficult to teach in an online environment. Course releases, equipment, student assistant salaries, or other items beyond the faculty development stipends were not eligible for funding. 

Redesign teams will:

  • Work together to adapt and develop student engagement and assessment activities for online modalities;
  • Apply inclusive, anti-racist, and liberatory pedagogies in support of student success to this redesign;
  • Offer ongoing support to members of the course redesign teams; and
  • Celebrate successes, share course materials, teaching strategies and approaches.

Criteria for completion of stipend payment: 

  • Submit examples of activities and assessments from their redesigned course, or series of courses;
  • Submit a reflection on your individual process and student success considerations, to be reviewed by a CEETL Faculty Mentor.

The call for proposals has now closed; future calls may be announced, based on funding.