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Become a DE Expert with OWL

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 OWL is here to inspire all faculty to participate in Distance Education workshop, conferences, webinar, presentation or online certification learning modules.

OWL provides training for NEW faculty and EXPERIENCED faculty.

NEW FACULTY:  To teach online, new faculty must go through the “New Faculty Training Process” which includes 6 hours (+1 Hour practicum) of ONLINE training via Moodle. To enroll in the New Faculty Training process, contact Fabiola Torres at

EXPERIENCED FACULTY:  Experienced faculty who have taught online within the past 3 years may have their “new faculty training requirements” waived.  HOWEVER:

A.  Experienced full-time DE faculty shall complete 20% of the total required Flex hours focused on Distance Education (i.e. webinars, conferences, on campus DE workshops). 

B.  Experienced part-time DE faculty must complete a total of 3 Staff Flex hours focused on Distance Education (i.e. webinars, conferences, on campus DE workshops).

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Talk to your division chair to determine your best option.

Look the OWL in Staff Development events to receive FLEX CREDIT toward your Distance Education required hours of training.

On-Campus Distance Education Workshops

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