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Faculty Onboarding Resources

​Created by Instructional Council, this resources guide (hosted in Canvas) gives new faculty the information they need ​to navigate systems and be successful​. Click here to access these resources.

COS Faculty Training Opportunities​​​

Topic
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Dates/Times (all live workshops are scheduled for 2 hours)
Registration Information​​
Canvas Basics


8/10, Monday, 2:00, 8/22, Saturday, 9:00, 9/2, Wednesday, 9:00, 9/18, Friday, 1:00, 9/26, Saturday, 9:00, 10/7, Wednesday, 9:00, 10/24, Saturday, 9:00. 


​​Look for an email invitation with Zoom link each morning before the session.​​​ This is part of the Fall 2020 Emergency DE Training Series. Faculty are compensated for ​8 hours  after completing the series: 6 for live workshops and 2 for homework.
Legal Issues in Distance Education​


​​8/15, Saturday, 8:00, 8/25, Tuesday, 11:00, 9/4, Friday, 1:00 , 9/22, Tuesday, 11:00, 10/10, Saturday, 9:00 , 10/21, Wednesday, 9:00, 11/4, Wednesday, 9:00, 11/10, Tuesday, 1:00

​​​Look for an email invitation with Zoom link each morning before the session.​​​This is part of the Fall 2020 Emergency DE Training Series. Faculty are compensated for ​8 hours  after completing the series: 6 for live workshops and 2 for homework.
Equity in Distance Education

​​8/15, Saturday, 11:00, 8/21, Friday, 1:00, 9/8, Tuesday, 1:00, 9/12, Saturday, 9:00, 9/16, Wednesday, 9:00, 10/2, Friday, 9:00. 10/27, Tuesday, 11:00, 11/6, Fri​day, 1:00-3:00 

Look for an email invitation with Zoom link each morning before the session.​​​This is part of the Fall 2020 Emergency DE Training Series. Faculty are compensated for ​8 hours  after completing the series: 6 for live workshops and 2 for homework.
​​FINISH Online Teaching Certification Program (OTCP)
This ongoing and asynchronous opportunity allows you to complete the training components necessary for full certification to teach online at COS. ​​Email Dr. Deborah Nolan to be enrolled in the Canvas course and complete your certification.​​

Office Hours: Open to all Faculty​


Office Hours to assist with making content available in alternative formats and training support :  (FLEX Approved)
Days Time ​By Phone ConferZoom Room
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 3:00pm (559) 737-6132 https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/7133540340
​Thursdays
8:00am - 10:00am
(559) 737-6132
https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/7133540340

Need a different time? Email Dr. Nolan (deborahn@cos.edu) ​to set-up an online appointment. ​​​

Online Teaching Certification Program (OTCP)

This program exists to prepare instructors to meet the qualification requirements for online teaching at COS per COSTA and COSAFA master agreements.  The OTCP is a program that covers regulations and pedagogical approaches related to online teaching. Developed under the direction of the COS Academic Senate sub-committee, Distance Education at COS (DECOS), the OTCP has recently been revised based on the new online teaching standards developed by the Online Education Initiative (OEI) and endorsed by the COS Academic Senate as a teaching resource. To see full lists of Online Teaching Certified Faculty, visit the Human Resources: Employee Resources webpage and select Faculty Seniority Lists.​​​

Recommended Online Teaching Practices Resources

  • Teaching Online: Reflections and Suggestions for the COS Instructor Written by ​​by Deborah L Nolan, PhD, is licensed un​der a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
  • The Quest for Success Online Learning Readiness Content was developed by the California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI) as part of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office Online Education Initiative. This content is licensed by the CVC-OEI with a Creative Commons Attribution license. You can view the Quest for Success content and you can request that it be imported into your own Canvas course shells

  • Online Teaching Consultations with Distance Education CoordinatorSubmit this form to request an appointment (via ConferZoom) with Dr Nolan, to discuss online teaching practices. 

  • Five Principles for Quality Online Teaching: The principles were developed from the original @ONE Standards for Quality Online Teaching and best practices supported through current research and the input of thought leaders from the CCCs. The principles focus on the interconnections between student success and teaching. Underpinning the principles is a focus on continuous professional development to support growth, adapt to technological innovation, and develop teaching strategies that support California community college students. 

  • CVC/OER Course Design Rubric: developed in 2014 by the OEI Professional Development work group to assure that all courses offered as part of the initiative promote student success and meet existing regulatory and accreditation requirements. It has undergone three major revisions since then, including the current iteration, in response to changes in available instructional technology and feedback from both instructors and reviewers.

  • Rubric for Online Instruction: Created by California State University, Chico.

 

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