Best Practices for Teaching Online. An Innovative Faculty PD Program.

Concurrent Session 6
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Brief Abstract

Is your institution struggling to prepare faculty to teach successfully online? Best Practices for Teaching Online is a faculty professional development program developed in partnership with NISOD and in collaboration with multiple higher education institutions. Come learn about this exciting program and how your faculty can benefit from national recognition!

Extended Abstract

Mountain View College, part of the Dallas County Community College District, has worked with dedicated faculty and support staff across the institution to research, evaluate, and create the "Best Practices for Teaching Online" (BPTO) framework. This faculty-driven design and development process directly supports our institutional partnership with the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), to promote a nationally-recognized professional development program that celebrates excellence in teaching and learning practices. The goal of this partnership is to prepare faculty to successfully teach online, promote quality and consistency across online courses, and support student success.

The program has been designed for institutions that struggle with a formal faculty development program, lack the funding required to participate in paid programs, or lack dedicated instructional design teams. The BPTO course is openly accessible and there is no cost associated with participation, consideration, or adoption. Finally, there exists a development program that is easy to understand, easy for faculty to utilize and doesn't cost a dime. Attendees will be provided with documentation and promotional items to help raise awareness and consider the adoption of the BPTO at their own institution.