Thank you for your interest! All spaces are FULL for 2020!
Faculty interested in participating in the OEI Design Academy for Release Time (full-time) or Stipend (part-time): Please fill out the below application form (bottom of this page) to be considered by the Dean of Library, DE Coordinator, Peer Reviewer, and DE Faculty Development Coordinator.
The OEI Design Academy is a free, online professional development program for full and part-time California Community College faculty teaching online. The Design Academy combines Peer Online Course Review (POCR) with the benefits of one-on-one support from an instructional designer and hands-on assistance from an Accessibility Specialist.
As a participant in the Course Design Academy, you will receive:
- A Quality Reviewed “Badge” for your course that will help it rise to the top of the student search results in the (FFO)!
- Confidential feedback and course design recommendations from fellow online faculty through Peer Online Course Review.
- Support from an Instructional Designer to assist you in applying your feedback and getting the most from your course.
- Hands-on assistance, as needed, from Accessibility Specialists to make your course fully 508 compliant!
- The satisfaction of teaching a course that has met the CVC-OEI’s highest level of design standards of quality and accessibility to support online student success!
Who is Eligible? This option is for any GCC Experienced DE Certified faculty seeking first-time course alignment to the OEI Course Design Rubric in order to earn a “Quality Reviewed” Badge. Prior knowledge of the OEI Rubric is expected. DE faculty will have to engage is some pre- alignment to the OEI Course Design Rubric before submission.
Description: This is a hands-on process with lots of support from the OEI Design Academy Team. Even thought this process is self-paced, there is a start and finish date (fall or spring term) and it typically takes about 12-16 weeks to complete. Release-time or Stipend will be given during the alignment process with expectation that a “Quality Reviewed” Badge will be earned before the end of the negotiated term.
What is the Course Design Academy?
This Release Time/Stipend will be granted to complete the OEI Design Academy and create an Online Education Initiative (OEI) approved course for use in the Course Exchange.
Release Time/Stipend for the OEI Design Academy is meant to provide Faculty with the necessary "time" to go through the process developed by the OEI Design Academy for approving an instructor and course to be offered on the OEI Course Exchange...thus, this Release Time/Stipend opportunity cannot be taken as overload.
It is now required that your online course be partially aligned to the yellow sections of the OEI Course Review Prep Form before submitting to the Design Academy.
a. Please make sure your online course is partially aligned to the OEI Course Review Prep Form prior to submitting this Application for Release Time or Stipend. If you need assistance in aligning your online course, please contact the DE Faculty Development Coordinator at email@example.com and visit the GADER webpage for workshop/trainings.
The following criteria will be considered in approving RT/Stipend for the Design Academy:
1. Instructors must:
a. Get Informed: Register and complete the Design Academy Faculty Information Meeting.
b. Be DE certified at GCC and DE instruction eligible.
c. Have taught the course in question as an asynchronous fully-online course at GCC for 1> semester.
d. Propose a course that is IGETC/Cal-state transferable/C-ID or Non-C-ID and that could apply towards a fully online AA/AS or ADT degree at GCC.
e. Obtain written permission from their Division Chair since 1) RT/Stipend cannot be taken as overload, 2) all parties must agree to run the approved OEI Design Academy course (with instructor) in the OEI. This application cannot be considered without the support and approval from your Division Chair.
f. Give online course access to the DE Coordinator, Peer Reviewer, and DE Faculty Development Coordinator to ensure that the course is partially aligned to the OEI Rubric. This way a plan to give ample support during the Design Academy process can be established to ensure success :-)
2. Instructors must understand that the Release Time/Stipend opportunity of 20% is for:
a. One term only to approve one fully-online class through the Design Academy for possible inclusion in the OEI Course Exchange.
b. The approved Design Academy class will be eligible to run during the first GCC OEI opportunity.
c. Only one course per term is granted to complete the Design Academy and complete an 'OEI Ready' course.
d. The Design Academy approved course to be shown with the respective Division and colleagues as an example of DE Excellence.
3. The instructor must notify the DE Coordinator when the Design Academy approves their OEI Aligned Course by sending the Design Academy Badge or Certificate via email so that this information can be noted.
a. RT/Stipend will not be approved for an additional Design Academy course submission/term until documentation is received and verified for the current Design Academy course.
b. Design Academy approved course will run in the OEI at a mutually agreed upon time.
4. Please make sure your online course has the following GCC DE Policies: 1) Hybrid/Online DE Welcome Letter; 2) Drop/Attendance/Participation Policy; and 3) Synchronous Office Hour Policy. If you need a refresher, refer to the DE Faculty Resource Center: DE Policies & Procedures Module.
Application must be received and approved during the term prior to the term for which RT/Stipend is being requested. Preference will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Three (3) opportunities will be available to DE faculty for RT/Stipend per fall/spring semester.
After you have reviewed the above 4 Steps and have completed (or are registered to complete) a Design Academy Faculty Information Meeting, complete the below Release Time/Stipend Application for the OEI Design Academy.
After you have reviewed the above 4 Steps and have completed (or are registered to complete) a Design Academy Faculty Information Meeting, please submit:
Release Time/Stipend Application for the OEI Design Academy
All Spaces are FULL for 2020. Please check back later for 2021.
The DE Coordinator, Alexa Schumacher, will email you within 72 hours of application receipt to inform you of the next steps. Your Application will be reviewed by the Dean of Library, DE Coordinator, Peer Reviewer, and DE Faculty Development Coordinator to determine eligibility and acceptance.