Scaling Hybrid Course Development: Cal State LA’s two roads to quality hybrid education
Concurrent Session 6
Learn how Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) scaled their faculty development efforts to support up to 75 faculty in one year to develop quality hybrid courses, as well as offer additional faculty an alternative pathway to quality hybrid course design.
Scaling quality hybrid course development can be challenging for many institutions. Due to recent University growth and a resulting classroom shortage, Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) was tasked with the challenge of helping up to 75 faculty redesign their courses to a 50% F2F/50% online model. CETL, a small faculty development department with 2 full-time instructional designers was ready for the challenge. An intensive 4-month program was developed to help up to 25 faculty through quality hybrid course redesign. This program was repeated over 3 quarters during the academic year to help up to 75 faculty develop hybrid courses for the 2016-2017 academic year.
In addition to this program, an alternative “Road to Hybrid” website and materials were developed to help faculty who wished to redesign their courses in a self-paced manner. This alternative path encouraged faculty to work at their own pace—yet helped ensure a quality approach to hybrid course redesign.
Come learn about these two roads to quality hybrid course redesign, as we share the opportunities and challenges we encountered through these new efforts