Qualified Online and Blended Faculty
In accordance with NEASC standards, the Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning passed a set of guidelines to determine qualifications for faculty to teach online.
Online Education, a division of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching & Learning offers an Online Pedagogy Competency course (OP) each semester and a self-paced Basic Sakai Training. In December of 2013, our Basic Sakai Competency course became a prerequisite for OP. Currently, over 300 faculty members have completed the Sakai training course.
Faculty also have the option of testing out of our training by completing a course review through Quality Matters. For more information, please go to our Quality Matters Peer Review Process page.
We have compiled a list of graduates from OP listed by college. A “p” next to a name indicates they completed training in online pedagogy and are prepared to teach a course online. A “p&d” next to their name indicates they completed training in both pedagogy and course design and are able to design and teach online courses.
Additionally, in 2018, we launched a Blended Teaching and Learning initiative, to increase the number of qualified blended faculty. During a 4-week, blended workshop, faculty focus on best practices in blended pedagogy and course design, culminating in a blended course map and Sakai site.
**Note: This page was last updated: May 2018
Table 1: Qualified Online Faculty by College
|College||OP (p)||OP (p&d)|
|Arts and Sciences||131||83|
|Education & Professional Studies||11||8|
|Environmental & Life Sciences||8||4|
|Schmidt Labor Research Center||1||0|
|Student Support Offices||3||2|