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Faculty Recognized for Completion of ‘Getting Ready to Teach Online” Program

On Friday, November 14, 2015 eleven faculty members and their instructor, Aisha Haynes, celebrated the completion of the fall 2015 session of "Getting Started Teaching Online at USC," a short course co-sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence and the Office of the Provost. The goal of this rigorous eight-week online course is to support and develop a community of faculty who have an interest in developing and teaching high-quality distributed-learning courses.

During the course, participants learned the latest best practices in online teaching including techniques for creating, delivering and evaluating online courses. Faculty responded with positive feedback.

"In the near future I plan to convert a regular course to an online or blended one. The standards, tools and technologies introduced in this short course are crucial for my online conversion."

"I have been teaching online for years, and I was hoping to pick up 'a thing or two' in this course. I was able to find out so much more!"

For successfully completing the course, each participant will receive a grant of $750 to support software, professional development opportunities or other purchases to enhance their online teaching practice.

Congratulations to the following faculty.

  • Wes Abercrombie, Adjunct Faculty, Palmetto College/Evening Program
  • Wendy Blanchard-Creason, Adjunct Faculty, USC Sumter, English Department
  • Jill Corrigan, Adjunct Faculty, College of Social Work
  • Melanie Cozad, Assistant Professor, Arnold School of Public Health, Health Services Policy and Management Department
  • Dan Freedman, BSW and Undergraduate Program Coordinator, College of Social Work
  • Katherine Leith, Assistant Research Professor, College of Social Work
  • Carmen Maye, Senior Instructor, College of Information and Communication, Journalism Department
  • Spencer Platt, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Educational Leadership and Policies Department
  • Scott Smith, Assistant Professor, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
  • Susan Wang, Associate Professor, College of Arts and Sciences, Geography Department
  • Katie Wolfe, Assistant Professor, College of Education, Educational Studies Department

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