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Faculty Onboarding Resources

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

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 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.​​​
To join, contact Dr. Chris Stillwell. 

Fall 2022 ​OTC​P Series​​​

Workshop Overview​​
Canvas Basics

October 14, 2022, 10am-12pm
Topics include essential Canvas features and techniques for using Canvas to begin a class well.
DE Legal Issues

October 21, 2022, 10am-12pm
Topics include AP4105, copyright, FERPA, regular and effective contact, and accessibility.
Equity in Online Teaching

October 28, 2022, 10am-12pm

Topics include instructor presence, barriers to student success, and Universal Design for Learning.
​​FINISH t​he ​Online T​​eaching Certification Program (OTCP)
November 4, 2022, 10am-12​pm
Topics include readiness modules, building a Canvas course, and assessing course design.​

Trainings & Workshops (Open to All Faculty​)​

Trainings and workshops for teaching online:  (FLEX Approved) Check your COS email for a COSeNEWS from Dr. Chris Stillwell with current information about upcoming workshops. Some sample workshop topics are below.
Building Community in the Classroom (Online and Face-to-Face)
​Wednesday, August 10, 2022
​​4:00 pm - 5:00 pm​
Tips for Effective HyFlex Instruction
​Thursday, August 11, 2022
​10:00 am - 12:00 pm
​Zoom and face-to-face, with Aaron Albright
Meeting the Requirements for Regular, Substantive Interaction in Online Instruction​
​Thursday, August 11, 2022
​4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Preparing Your Canvas for Fall 2022
Friday, August 12, 2022​​12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Using Google Sites to Reach Students
​Wednesday, August 31, 2022
​4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Preview of OTC Highlights workshop

​Friday, September 9, 2022
​10:00 am - 11:00 am
Using Google Sites to Reach Students
​Friday, September 16, 2022​10:00 am - 11:00 am
Highlights from the Online Teaching Conference 2022
​Thursday, September 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Accessibility and Online Instruction
Wednesday, September 28, 2022​
​4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Some previous topics:
​​Building Community in Online Courses
Thursday, January 27, 2022​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
HyFlex Sharing Session: What's Working For You?
​Wednesday, February 2, 2022

​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Using Breakout Rooms in Online and HyFlex Instruction
​Wednesday, February 9, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Canvas Sharing Session: What Are Your Favorite Features?
​Wednesday, February 16, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Active Learning
​Wednesday, February 23, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Accessibility and Online Instruction
​Wednesday, March 9, 2022
​12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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
Monday/Thursday 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Need a different time? Email Dr. Christopher Stillwell (​to arrange an online appointment. ​​​

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