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NEW ONLINE INSTRUCTOR ASSIGNMENT GUIDELINES

I Definitions

New Online Instructor Assignment: any online course assigned to an instructor who has not previously taught that particular course online


II Agreements for New Online Instructor Assignments

Deans designate new online instructor assignments based on the following agreements:

  1. a. The instructor agrees that the course must meet the same criteria as in the DOE Guidelines for Online Course Development prior to starting the course.

AND/OR

  1. b. The instructor agrees to use the previously developed course content/template from another instructor who has previously taught the course. (Instructor may still edit/alter the course content as needed.)
  2. The Dean or Delhi Online assigns the instructor a mentor - either someone within who has previously taught the course, is in the dept. and teaches online, or is in another division and teaches online.
  3. The instructor agrees to meet with the Coordinator of Online Education shortly after the new online teaching assignment is made (within 3 weeks) and again shortly prior to the new online course start (within 2 weeks) to discuss the course and training needs.

III Training Requirements for New Online Instructor Assignments

  1. If the instructor is new to online delivery entirely, the instructor agrees to use the Faculty Readiness tool (https://weblearning.psu.edu/FacultySelfAssessment/) (or http://sln.suny.edu/teachingsurvey/ ) to assess readiness and areas to focus on for online teaching.
  2. If not already completed, the instructor agrees to complete the Vancko Hall Faculty Orientation (online) and receive the Certificate of Completion prior to the start of the new online course.
  3. If not already completed, the instructor agrees to complete the Teaching Online 101: Pedagogy and Excellent Practices orientation (online) and receive the Certificate of Completion prior to the start of the new online course.

IV  Compensation for Online Course Teaching

Instructors will be paid extra service for teaching online courses (minimum of $733.33 per lecture credit hour), unless the course is part of their normal load. 


Online Course Evaluations

The Coordinator of Online Education can administer a student survey anytime to determine whether the technical aspects of the course are satisfactory; e.g., did students have trouble logging in? Did the help desk respond quickly to their questions?

Administration of anonymous student evaluations for each class and instructor will follow the current policy for evaluations. Delhi's full-time and adjunct faculty may share the results with their division deans, and are encouraged to do so. Adjuncts who teach only online must administer an anonymous student evaluation for each class, share the results with the division dean, and use a divisional approved student evaluation form.

Deans and/or their designee will also evaluate the class by logging on and observing the class. When possible, evaluators should be faculty who have online teaching experience. Class evaluation by dean and/or designee will normally be scheduled for every other year.