Teaching the Teachers: Tips for Training and Preparing Faculty for Course Development

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Session Description
Designing online and hybrid courses requires dedication to the subject matter, a passion for teaching, and attention to detail. Our interactive presentation will illustrate the tips we’ve gathered as we help faculty members through this process. We will demonstrate the course mapping process we employ, the best practices we’ve learned through trial and error and by gathering faculty feedback, and the step-by-step procedure used to ensure our faculty create quality, polished, and comprehensive courses that are sure to engage our students. Come prepared to discuss your own thoughts on faculty development and course development.

Participants will help to design a short course map during the session by offering their ideas on learning outcomes, competencies, assessments, and learning activities. The presenters will put the map together and share the finished product with the participants once completed.

Jen Propp, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, USA
Jen ProppI have been working in higher education for 15 years, first as an English Professor and then as a Faculty Developer. I have a master’s degree in English with a focus on teaching college writing and am in the final stages of my doctoral work in higher education and organizational change.
Donna Liljegren, Elmhurst College, Elmhurst, IL, USA
Donna Gardner LiljegrenDonna Gardner Liljegren is Director of the Elmhurst College Online Center and Manager, Instructional Support for the School for Professional Studies of Elmhurst College. In these roles she is responsible for the administration and growth of the Online Center as well as instructional support, including faculty recruiting and development, for online, onsite, and hybrid programs in the School for Professional Studies. She has worked in higher education for 22 years and distance learning for 17 years in both faculty and executive leadership roles. Her experiences have included for-profit and private universities. Dr. Liljegren earned BA and MA degrees in English from Governors State University and an Ed.D. in Adult Education from Nova Southeastern University.

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