September 26, 2016

Presentation Title

Developing Faculty Mentors: The Low-Stress Option to Faculty Training

Location

Conrad

Start

9-26-2016 2:30 PM

End

9-26-2016 2:40 PM

Abstract

Developing faculty mentors modeling best practices for online and blended courses is an excellent resource for new and established faculty. Faculty mentors provide a long-term training strategy that is both cost-effective and user-friendly. Faculty are often more receptive to fellow faculty suggestions for course revisions providing collaboration opportunities and development of future training modules based on frequent concerns and trends. Faculty mentors have the additional benefit of ongoing professional development, interdepartmental interaction, and are often included in the planning and training for early adopters of newly adopted technology at the institution. In addition to the training opportunities, faculty mentors embedded in various departments trained in effective universal design principals, enable an institution to monitor legacy courses for accessibility and alignment of assessments and objectives effectively.

Format

Snapshot Presentation

Institutional level targeted

Higher Ed

Target Level (additional info)

Higher Ed

Presenter(s) Biography

Geni Wright is the Senior Manager of Instructional Design at Lake-Sumter State College in Leesburg, Florida. She is the institution’s Quality Matters Coordinator and oversees the development and revision of online courses and faculty training. Geni has taught Fundamentals of Speech and Interpersonal Communication in all modalities since 2010.

Moderator

Jennifer Reeves, NSU

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Sep 26th, 2:30 PM Sep 26th, 2:40 PM

Developing Faculty Mentors: The Low-Stress Option to Faculty Training

Conrad

Developing faculty mentors modeling best practices for online and blended courses is an excellent resource for new and established faculty. Faculty mentors provide a long-term training strategy that is both cost-effective and user-friendly. Faculty are often more receptive to fellow faculty suggestions for course revisions providing collaboration opportunities and development of future training modules based on frequent concerns and trends. Faculty mentors have the additional benefit of ongoing professional development, interdepartmental interaction, and are often included in the planning and training for early adopters of newly adopted technology at the institution. In addition to the training opportunities, faculty mentors embedded in various departments trained in effective universal design principals, enable an institution to monitor legacy courses for accessibility and alignment of assessments and objectives effectively.