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Wednesday, October 2 • 11:15am - 11:30am
Going Rogue One with the Force and a PD Course

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This session will discuss how a teaching and learning center rallied behind "the force and a course"--to reimagine institutional support for faculty teaching online during a time of great university change. A course as old as the Galactic Republic was revisited, reconceived, and offered in various modalities, including a course version tailored specifically for faculty teaching composition and rhetoric.

This poster will illustrate the process used at Western Carolina University's Coulter Faculty Commons for reimagining professional development for online teaching faculty. The original 2014 course emphasized educational technology and course objective alignment; the revitalized course includes additional modules on creating online presence, universal design, a university syllabus template and LMS framework, acclimating to online teaching, academic integrity, finding and using web content, copyright and fair use, and evaluating your impact. The poster will impart changes in iterations of our online course, various constituents the course targeted, and course evaluation metrics.

The target audiences for this poster include new and experienced online teaching faculty, academic/education developers who work in a teaching and learning center, and educational technology staff.

Goals for this poster:
  1. to convey how accreditation guidelines can inform the module development of online PD courses (i.e. the C-RAC Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education) 
  2. to impart how an online PD course changes over time
  3. to share differeting stakeholder feedback – including online program directors and online faculty


Terry Pollard

Western Carolina University
Terry Pollard is the Senior Educational Developer at Western Carolina University.
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John Hawes

Educational Developer, Western Carolina University
After a rewarding military career, I wanted to try something different.   Being a life-long learner it seems natural that I should be working in higher education.  I work with faculty helping them develop their face-to-face, online, and blended courses. For over 15 years I have... Read More →

Kong Chen

Western Carolina University

Mary-Anne Wike

Western Carolina University
Mary-Anne Wike is an Educational Technologist in the Coulter Faculty Commons at Western Carolina University.

Wednesday October 2, 2019 11:15am - 11:30am EDT
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