Faculty Support #5
5. (41) Clear standards are established for faculty engagement and expectations around online teaching.
Not Observed Insufficient Moderate Use Meets Criterion Completely
The iSchool has established Standards and Indicators for Online Teaching. These are posted in our online Faculty Handbook. They are introduced to new faculty members in the Teaching Online course. The standards are referred to during the peer reviews each semester.
The Minimum Instructional Expectations for Faculty, posted in the Faculty Handbook, reinforce and supplement the Standards. Specific expectations such as a 48 hour maximum response time are clearly stated.
An additional set of standards is applied through the School’s participation in WISE (Web-based Information Science Education), a consortium of library and information science programs offering online courses. In order to join WISE, the iSchool completed the WISE Member Checklist (2), a quality assessment based on the WISE Model for Quality Online Education in Library and Information Science.