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​Professional Development Grants for Online Learning Consortium's Online Teaching Certificate Program

For online teaching certification (longer duration courses offered through OLC), the CTLE typically sends out a call for applications in the fall term. There is no rolling online application form for this program. The OLC Certificate Program represents the highest level of certification available to UHD faculty.  

Additionally, you will need to have an online course to edit and work with during the certification process. The basic certification is composed of a 10-week foundational course and 3 workshop electives (with several program dates to choose from). There is also an advanced certification program for those who have taught 3+ years online or completed the basic OLC certification. The advanced certification is composed of 3-week foundation course, three 1-hour live synchronous sessions, and a final live synchronous session to present your revised course. The CTLE will cover the registration cost for the full certification ($1,499) and a stipend of $500 upon receipt of the completion certificate. Typically, we have funding to award up to five Professional Development Grants for certification per year. Be on the lookout for an email message in the fall to apply to this program.

OLC Certificate Wall of Honor
Several UHD faculty have been awarded this professional development grant. Its graduates are at the pinnacle of the university's online teaching and learning champions. Their experience, knowledge, and skills in the realm of online teaching make our institution stand out, not just in Houston, but nationally and internationally.

Basic/Traditional Certification

  • Godwin Agboka, English
  • Ashley Archiopoli, Arts & Communications
  • Yuchou Chang, Computer Science & Engineering
  • Stephanie Coleman, Social Sciences
  • Stacie DeFreitas, Social Sciences
  • Bhagashree Dixit, Natural Sciences*
  • Linda Dune, Nursing
  • Song Ge, Nursing
  • Jessie George, General Business, Marketing, & Supply Chain Management
  • Rachael Hudspeth, Natural Sciences
  • Jolanta Jaskolowska, Philosophy
  • Sujata Krishna, Natural Sciences
  • Zahir Latheef, General Business, Marketing, & Supply Chain Management
  • Bridget Mueller, Arts & Communications*
  • John Osterman, Social Sciences
  • Reynaldo Romero, History, Humanities, & Languages
  • Beth Secor, Arts & Communications
  • Richard Simonds, Social Work
  • Caroline Smith, Arts & Communications*
  • Julie Vipond-Quesada, History, Humanities, & Languages
  • Dietrich von Biedenfeld, General Business, Marketing, & Supply Chain Management
  • Yingchun Wang, Management & Insurance Risk Management
  • Alexander Wathen, Social Sciences
  • Robert Wawee, Arts & Communications 
  • Ling Xu, Computer Science & Engineering Technology*
Advanced Certification

  • Stephanie Babb, Social Sciences
  • Linda Bressler, Accounting
  • Irene Chen, Urban Education 
  • Raquel Chiquillo, History, Humanities, & Languages*
  • Renee Edwards, Finance & Management Information Systems
  • Jolanta Jaskolowska, Philosophy
  • Mary Jo Parker, Natural Sciences
  • Sujata Krishna, Natural Sciences
  • Zahir Latheef, Management & Insurance Risk Management
  • Thu Nguyen, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Sanghamitra Saha, Natural Sciences
  • Shahnaz Savani, Social Work
  • Wayne Schmadeka, English
  • Cindy Stewart, Social Sciences
  • Dietrich von Biedenfeld, General Business, Marketing, & Supply Chain Management*
  • Yingchun Wang, Management & Insurance Risk Management
  • Joseph Westfall, History, Humanities, & Languages*
*Grantee in current academic year. 


Last updated 11/9/2020 7:20 AM