Thursday, June 05 | 2:00PM–3:30PM
Session Type: Professional Development

ELI Course | Supporting Faculty in Developing Online Course Proficiencies

Online courses are now an integral part of most institutions' options for students to complete academic requirements. In this short course, we examined four areas directly aligned with online teaching proficiency: readiness for teaching online, online course competencies, stages of adoption, and models of supporting faculty development.

Participants shared institutional challenges and strategies that have been used to overcome these issues. NOTE: Participants were asked to complete assignments in between the course segments that support the learning objectives stated below and received feedback and constructive critique from the course facilitator on how to improve and shape their work.

Learning Objectives

During this ELI Short Course, participants:

  • Analyzed and selected online teaching competencies that most closely meet institutional needs.
  • Comprehended the complexity of identifying online teaching readiness.
  • Determined needs among faculty at different levels of competence.
  • Articulated a plan for supporting faculty as they acquire competencies.
  • Selected a model to support development of faculty skills.


  • Colleen Carmean

    Knowledge Architect, University of Washington, Tacoma
  • Jean Mandernach

    Executive Director, Center for Innovation in Research and Teaching, Grand Canyon University
  • Patricia McGee

    Associate Professor, Emeritus, University of Texas at San Antonio