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eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy (ELFfa) - Spring 2017 - Application

Suffolk County Community College: Office of Instructional Technology

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 12:00 AM - Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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Spring 2017 eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy: Seating is limited to 15. A wait list will be used to accommodate all applicants. ‘Wait list’ means if a seat becomes available you will be contacted as soon as possible, or you will be added to the next academy roster in the order that your application is received. Either way you will be notified of your status. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Applications for the Spring 2017 eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy are now being accepted.

The eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy is a training initiative developed by the Office of Instructional Technology (OIT) with support from the College-wide Distance Education Committee (DEC). Note: The term “eLearning” covers fully online and hybrid/blended courses.  

The purpose of the Academy is twofold:

  • Equip fellows (faculty) who are new to eLearning with the tools to develop courses and effectively use their teaching talents in an online format. This may include faculty who have applied and had a course proposal approved for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  • Introduce new innovations to “veteran” eLearning faculty who are dedicated to significantly revising their courses. The veteran faculty will serve as informal mentors to their new-to-eLearning peers.  

The Academy is not solely restricted to faculty who wish to teach in one of the online modalities.  All who are interested are encouraged to apply.  Each module’s content within the Academy can easily be applied to face-to-face instruction.  However, due to limited seat availability, preference will be given to applicants wanting to teach in the online modality. 

The main goals of the Academy are to provide:

      1. All participants with an overview of eLearning at the College;
      2. Instructional technology assistance in course development;
      3. Resources to participants towards developing an eLearning course over the duration of the eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy;
      4. A semester-long fun and engaging eLearning training program; and
      5. Assistance to participants in being as close to complete with their eLearning course as possible.

Time Commitment and Obligations

The eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academywill operate as a hybrid/blended program with content in Blackboard and will have formal face-to-face meetings every other Friday (exceptions to the biweekly schedule will be made to accommodate holidays) from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM in the OIT office located in the Huntington Library on the Ammerman campus.  Even though six hours are assigned to the face-to-face sessions, there are some sessions that will be shorter and the excess time will be dedicated to one-on-one help if so desired. 

To successfully complete the Academyeach participant will adhere to the following requirements.

Attendance Commitment

  • Attendance in the face-to-face Friday sessions is mandatory.  Faculty members cannot be scheduled to teach during the hours the Academy is in session
    • Please contact the dean of OIT if there are any issues or concerns.
    • Each participant is allowed one absence.  Please alert the academy coordinator and/or your assigned instructional designer.  You will also be required to make up the module by meeting with your designer to go over the missed content.

Participant Commitment

  • All online course material must be completed by the due dates provided in Blackboard.
  • All participants must meet with their assigned instructional designer once per month.
    • Having more than one monthly meeting with your designer is highly encouraged.  OIT is here to help with your course development. 

Participants will be asked to fill out anonymous surveys throughout the eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy. OIT will dedicate a set amount of time before each session for the participants to discuss their experiences during the previous session. This will allow for assessment of the Academy and its effectiveness. It is important for the participants to know that all feedback will be used to improve future faculty experiences in the eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy.

What Can You Expect To Have Completed On The Final Day?
The Academy is meant to be a gateway into the world of academic technology and is part of your road to becoming an online certified faculty member at SCCC.  At the end of the Academy each participant will have completed the following in their Blackboard course shell:

  • An online course syllabus
  • A “Getting Started” course module
  • An “Icebreaker” activity
  • Two additional modules of your choosing (if not the entire course)
  • A course map/outline for building the course

Additionally, each participant who successfully completes these and all other Academy requirements will earn conditional certification to teach one online/hybrid/blended course.

At the end of the Academy, a copy of your course syllabus will be provided to your department chair, campus associate dean of academic affairs, and the Distance Education Committee (with faculty member’s approval).  The DEC will provide feedback and suggestions to OIT on items that might need improvement.  This is an extremely important process as the DEC will be assisting OIT in providing a sound and engaging program for the College. 

The final step in becoming an online certified faculty member will occur during the first semester you choose to teach the online/hybrid/blended course.  Upon successful completion of the online observation with your department chair you will be granted full status as an online faculty member.

The Participants
Veteran faculty are volunteers. Up to thirteen “new to online teaching” faculty (faculty proposing an online course for the 2016-2017 academic year) will be accepted by OIT, and OIT will be accepting up to fifteen faculty in total for the year 2 pilot run of the Academy.  Each participant will be assigned a team member from OIT who will be his or her point of contact and guide through the Academy. For fellows who are ambitious, many items will be available starting in the winter through Blackboard.  

Interested? Sign up today.
The eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy officially starts online on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017.  The Academy usually meets biweekly on Fridays.  The first face-to-face meeting is on February 3rd as indicated in the table below.  In March, spring break interrupts the bi-weekly schedule.  Therefore, the schedule is adjusted to follow the College calendar, please note the weekly meeting dates.

Date

Topic

Location

January 17th

Getting Started: Student Orientation
Online Teaching Overview

What are your goals for the course?

Online

January 17th

Module 01 Opens

Online

February 3rd

Course Design & Development

Huntington Library 10

February 17th

Engaging Students Online

Huntington Library 10

March 3rd

Instructor Feedback

ADA & 508 Compliance

Huntington Library 10

March 24th

Developing Online Learning Activities

Huntington Library 10

April 7th

Assessments Online

Huntington Library 10

April 21st  

Bb & Other eLearning Tools

Huntington Library 10

May 5th

Bb Grade Center

Huntington Library 10

*May 12th

Present & Brag

Graduation

Huntington Library 10

Note: topics and titles are subject to change.


- Participation is dependent upon class space (your registration here may not assure you a seat until the following semester).  Purchase your ticket to register. 

- All applicants wll submit an "Academy Request DE Course Approval" form prior to November 30, 2016.  This form will be emailed to you upon receipt of this request.  

- Fall 2016 applicants that were placed on the spring 2017 wait list have been automatically registered for the spring 2017 academy.

- All applicants will be contacted with their enrollment status as soon as possible.

* Academy meets weekly.

Have questions about eLearning Faculty Fellowship Academy (ELFfa) - Spring 2017 - Application? Contact Suffolk County Community College: Office of Instructional Technology

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