Faculty Forum about Preparing to Teach Virtual and Hybrid Courses - Report and summary video
Thanks to all the faculty and staff who joined us for a special Faculty Forum on strategies for both applying to teach and actually teaching future hybrid and online classes at UC Davis. Thirty-five participants from across the disciplines joined us for a conversation that touched on meeting the needs of students with disabilities and medical concerns, terminology and definitions relevant to hybrid and online teaching, strategies for teaching with lecture-captured video, and negotiating the process of applying to teach new classes, or established courses in a new mode.
Provost Croughan’s February message about planning for fall and the subsequent Academic Senate announcement about the return to fully in-person classes in the fall have brought to light new opportunities and responsibilities when it comes to teaching remotely in the future. The Academic Senate announcement in particular shared the rapidly-approaching 30 June deadline for Committee on Courses of Instruction (or COCI) applications.
To find out more about the process of applying to teach a future class in a hybrid or online format, please visit the Academic Senate COCI Policies and Procedures webpage.
We also encourage you to take advantage of the many resources that came up in this Faculty Forum conversation:
- Consultations with ATS Instructional Designers: email@example.com
- Consultations with CEE Education Specialists
- ETRA grants to help with costs of media production for course materials
- For more about the process of applying to teach a future class in a hybrid or online format, please visit the Academic Senate COCI Policies and Procedures webpage
- The Committee has designated two learning activity codes to be used in course approval forms for these courses. The learning activities are Web Virtual Lecture (WVL) and Web Electronic Discussion (WED).
- COCI’s definitions: “Courses taught entirely online are referred to as ‘virtual’ courses; while courses that are mixtures of online and in-person contact hours are referred to as ‘hybrid’ courses.”
- The Academic Senate announcement shared the rapidly-approaching 30 June deadline for Committee on Courses of Instruction (or COCI) applications. A clarification from a COCI attendee: “Note that the June 30th deadline is for receipt of course forms by COCI, which means that the forms need to be approved by the college by that date.”
- A statement from the UC Academic Council on the question of universal dual mode instruction
- Making course materials accessible
- Schedule a consultation with ATS’ Accessible Technology Coordinator
- Student Disability Center
- SensusAccess - making documents available in a wide range of formats
- The Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) offers the self-paced, fully-online ACCELERATE Asynchronously program. The program is meant to inform course transformation efforts for faculty and teaching assistants at various stages of the process, including those who are still exploring opportunities to those who are already in the process of redesign and would like more information on inclusive practices.
- CEE’s Know your Students tool
- A couple of recent ATS webinars that address effective use of recorded videos:
- Find invitations and reports about ATS events, including the Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, on our instructional technology blog, The Wheel.
DOLCE meetings and Faculty Forums meet every first and third Friday during the school year. Please keep checking The Wheel for more information about such offerings, and plan to join us!
UC Davis faculty who would like to see the video for the April 15th, 2022 Faculty Forum on the future of hybrid and online instruction should please send an email to ATS Instructional Designers: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Andy Jones