Strategies for Supporting Online Faculty

Track : Online Management
Delivery Mode : Asynchronous Workshop
Levels : Intermediate,Advanced
Eligible for Online Teaching Certificate elective : Yes

Adjunct and non-tenured faculty play a pivotal role in the success of online programs. Whether they are industry specialists, retired academics, freelancers or scholars, an institution's ability to effectively orient and engage part-time faculty in the institutional culture is even more important online. In this workshop, you will explore strategies for providing effective support for these faculty, including training, faculty development, and recognition for quality work. You will learn how to develop effective faculty support strategies for their own programs and institutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify research-based practices for retaining quality adjunct faculty
  • Develop a support plan for online adjunct/part-time/non-tenured faculty.

Prerequisite: None


This workshop is a 7-day long, asynchronous learning experience beginning on a Monday and ending the following Sunday. Total length of time to completion: 7 days.

What are the key takeaways of this workshop?

  • Research-based practices for retaining quality adjunct faculty
  • Examples of faculty support systems and methods
  • A guide for evaluating current faculty support strategies at your institution
  • A plan for faculty support in an area where a gap was identified

Who should attend?

  • Online program administrators and staff
  • University administrators
  • Faculty development specialists

Note: This workshop is eligible for a digital badge for participants who complete all three workshops in the Faculty Foundations series. Upon completion of all three workshops, participants should contact to notify. A badge will be issued after confirming that all requirements have been met. Please note badges will not be issued for workshops completed prior to 2019.

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Refund Policy
If you register and pay for a OLC workshop and are unable to enroll (due to personal schedule conflicts, illness, etc), we will be happy to apply your payment to another OLC workshop in the same calendar year upon your written request to No refunds will be given.