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Recruiting and Training Online Faculty Members

Marquart, Matthea S.; Baez, Johanna C.

Recruiting, screening, and hiring high quality online faculty comes with unique challenges: teaching online requires new skills, potential online faculty are located around the country, and adjunct faculty cycle in and out of the role each semester as their availability shifts.

To address these challenges, Columbia University School of Social Work created a five-week Institute on Pedagogy and Technology for Online Courses. This Institute prepares future instructors and teaching assistants (TAs) to become excellent educators with our Online Campus, which offers a fully online MSW degree. 254 participants from 30+ US states, as well as Canada, France, and India, have passed in the first six cohorts, and they lead about 100 online courses each year. The Institute includes weekly live virtual class sessions and several hours of asynchronous homework each week. This session will share the details of this Institute, and how it serves as a tool to both recruit and train online faculty members.

This Institute has been recognized with awards from UPCEA’s Mid-Atlantic Region, the International E-Learning Association, and the United States Distance Learning Association. You can read more in the Journal of Teaching in Social Work and on the USDLA blog.

This webinar will be facilitated by Matthea Marquart and Johanna Creswell Báez from the Columbia University School of Social Work’s Online Campus. Matthea Marquart, MSSW, is the Director of Administration for the Online Campus and creator & co-facilitator of this Institute. Johanna Creswell Báez, PhD, LCSW, is the Manager of Course Development for the Online Campus and co-facilitator for this Institute.

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Social Work
Published Here
February 11, 2020

Notes

Webinar for UPCEA hosted by the Online Administration (OA) Network.

CITATION
Marquart, M. and Creswell Báez, J. (2020, February 12). Recruiting and Training Online Faculty Members. Webinar for UPCEA, Online via Zoom.

KEYWORDS
online education, online teaching, online faculty, faculty development