Preparing to Teach Online Update

The Center for Teaching Excellence and Innovation is looking for someone to teach the Preparing to Teach Online Course beginning in Fall 2020. At least once per semester you will teach an online course focused primarily on online pedagogy and best practices to up to 15 peers at Henry Ford College who hope to begin teaching online. Each iteration of the course lasts 4 weeks. You will have access to a course created by the current teacher consisting of the following modules: 

  • Introduction (Start Here) 
  • Course Design and Pedagogy in the Online Environment 
  • Good Beginnings 
  • Developing Content 

You would be able to edit the content to suit your preferences and to add new content so that the course reflects current best practices. 

Part-time teachers will receive a variable number of credits (currently one to three) of compensation based on the cohort size for teaching the course. Full-time teachers will receive a like amount of contractual redirect time or extra-contractual compensation for teaching the course. 

To apply please write a one-page summary describing your interest and why you are qualified to teach the course by March 23, 2020. We will invite some candidates to meet with the CTEI Advisory Board the last Monday in April. The Board will make a recommendation to the VP of Academic Affairs who will make the final decision. 

Please contact Jeff Morford or Pam Stewart with any questions. 

Preparing to Teach Online

Teachers who wish to teach online can take the four-week course Preparing to Teach Online. As this is a new course and there is a surge in desire to take it now please apply through your Associate Dean who will decide who gets each schools’ slots in the short term.

This course assumes you know basics of teaching and assessment for face-to-face classes and teaches you how to transfer these skills to the online environment. The specific modules are:

  • Introduction (Start Here) 
  • Course Design and Pedagogy in the Online Environment 
  • Good Beginnings 
  • Developing Content 

Each year there is a chance to also become a teacher of the Preparing to Teach Online Course. Watch your email for this opportunity in the second half of the winter semester if you are interested.