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College of Humanities and Social Sciences Online Teaching Initiative​

To teach effectively online, an instructor has to consider and apply instructional design strategies and tools appropriate for online delivery. Consider using some of the resources on this site to help you with your online course design.

Acknowledgements: This resource is a result of cross-disciplinary collaboration among faculty serving on the CHSS Curriculum Support Committee.


CHSS Online Teaching Initiative’s Newsletters:

Newsletter 1.1  PDF

  • Results of the Faculty Satisfaction Survey in September of 2020
  • Online Teaching Advice from Dr. Wayne Schmadeka: Dr. Wayne Schmadeka has been teaching online for the past 15 years. He shares his valuable tips for managing expectations and creating engaging course content.

Newsletter 1.2 PDF

  • The Results of the CHSS Student Survey: This overview presents a comparison of the results of the student survey administered in the fall of 2018 and the fall of 2020.
  • The Results of the CHSS Faculty Survey: The section discusses the results of the pre- and post-surveys that gauged the CHSS faculty members’ satisfaction with teaching in the fall 2020.

Newsletter 2.1 PDF

  • Motivational Learning Welcome Video: Dr. Theresa Case shares her example of a motivational learning video for UHD students. The goal of the video is to increase a sense of belonging in a virtual classroom and motivate students to do their best work.
  • Discipline-specific Resources for Online Teaching: Creative Solutions from Colleagues: The section shares teaching tips from your CHSS colleagues and provides a list of available discipline-specific resources for online teaching.

Newsletter 2.2 PDF

  • Copyright Considerations for Instructors: This article discusses copyright issues for instructors who assign  external copyrighted materials.
  • Lessons Learned from the Pandemic. Instructor Reflections: The section presents faculty’s reflections on pandemic teaching.



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Last updated 7/15/2021 8:59 AM