Faculty Support #4
4. (40) Faculty are provided on-going professional development related to online teaching and learning.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
The iSchool T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Teaching Workshops series was introduced during the Fall 2012 semester as a tool to help faculty learn about the latest technologies, learn from colleagues, and save time teaching and engaging students in learning. The online sessions are led by iSchool colleagues and librarians who have found interesting ways to use existing services and technologies. Debbie Faires, our School’s Director of Online Learning, and Dr. Sue Alman, iSchool Lecturer, coordinate the T3 Teaching Workshops.
The School and the University provide several resources to help faculty members incorporate new ideas into their teaching. The University's OLC membership provides access to current written materials as well as reduced pricing on conference and workshop attendance.
San Jose State University recently joined Quality Matters (QM), a faculty driven, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online courses. The QM rubric of standards is widely recognized as a guide to quality onalso line course design. Membership in QM also includes access to training and professional development materials regarding online teaching. iSchool is using QM as a "train the trainer" opportunity. Two of our full-time faculty, Dr. Sue Alman and Debbie Faires, have received training, and seven more faculty attended training in Fall 2013. These faculty then worked with other faculty.