Recognition for Quality Hybrid and Online Courses

Sac State Faculty,

Attached is the CSU call seeking to evaluate and recognize exemplary hybrid or online courses as part of the system-wide QOLT program.  The Quality Online Learning and Teaching (QOLT) program was developed to assist faculty, faculty developers, and instructional designers to more effectively design hybrid and online courses.  In addition, the QOLT program was developed to recognize and share exemplary practices in CSU hybrid-online courses.

As CSU campuses offer more hybrid and online courses, it is important to define quality online teaching and learning, as well as to determine how to assess it and make any desired improvements. Approximately 10 CSU instructors and their courses will be selected to receive a CSU “Quality Online Learning and Teaching” award, which includes a CSU letter of recognition and certificate. Awardees will also be noted in CSU and campus announcements, as well as state and regional presentations regarding the CSU QOLT program.

Interested faculty are asked to attend a webinar on November 22 (noon-1pm).  Faculty who are considering submitting a course as part of the QOLT process, please let Raymond Pina know (rapina@csus.edu), our campus QOLT representative.

QOLT CFP 2013-2014

Jean-Pierre R. Bayard, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Technology Initiatives
and Director of Academic Technology & Creative Services

Faculty & Department Chairs,

Academic Technology & Creative Services is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for Sac State’s eAcademy program. The eAcademy program is a comprehensive course-instructor professional development opportunity where instructors convert a traditional face-to-face course into a Hybrid format. Instructors will work in cohorts and have the opportunity to receive hands-on help transforming their course. The cohorts must consist of 2-4 instructors where each instructor will transform a course (one course per instructor). Ideally, the cohort should be part of a College, Department, or University eLearning initiative. Instructors who successfully complete the program will receive a $1,500 professional development allotment.The eAcademy will be delivered by a team of faculty and staff who will work with each participant from the start of the eAcademy to the delivery of the transformed course. Please note that the eAcademy has deliverables and participants must be willing and able to devote the time and effort. The eAcademy is delivered as a Hybrid course and participants are required to attend about 8 face-to-face sessions on Friday mornings, as well as participate in online activities. In addition, you must be at least an intermediate user of SacCT tools and features – this is NOT a technical workshop on how to use SacCT.

Our goal is to help Faculty develop and deliver a quality course. Thus, our program is built upon Quality Matters, which is a researched-based course development rubric.

To apply, each department cohort must submit the attached application by Dec. 6, 2013. The application requires the approval of the Dean and Department chair, see application.

To learn more about the eAcademy and the timeline, please refer to the application – eAcademy 2013-2014 Application