Online Professional Development for Part-time Instructors: FaculTEA

ID: 51761 Type: Best Practices
  1. Michelle Bartlett, North Carolina State University, United States

Tuesday, March 27 11:30-11:45 AM Location: Edison A View on map

Presider: Adolfo Prieto, California State University, Fullerton, United States

Abstract: Online part-time faculty are an integral part of keeping online programs running and often contribute greatly to the instruction of online education However, part-time instructors in online environments often feel disconnected such as not being included in meetings or having interactions with peers This presentation will show how a new online tool, FaculTea, was used to engage online part-time instructors in professional development FaculTea is a quick 15-minute professional development for part-time faculty using Blackboard Collaborate Voice, video, chat talk area, PPT slides, and screen sharing can be used to discuss a specific topic For example, topics can include new tools or software to use in class, helpful tips for grading, creating rubrics, or interacting with students regarding controversial topics

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