Faculty and Staff Announcements

Present Your Research to Undergraduate Students

Dr. Lisa Davis is seeking faculty from all divisions of the College interested in giving 30-minute presentations about their research for the AS 103: INTRO (Introduction To Research Opportunities) class that will be offered in Spring 2021. The class is hybrid (Wednesdays, 3:00-3:50 p.m.), and presentations can be virtual or in person.

Please e-mail lisa.davis@ua.edu if you are interested in participating.

Opportunity for Faculty to Build Online Teaching Skills

The College of Continuing Studies will fund 50 faculty members to complete the Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate, a nationally-recognized program that builds faculty skills in online teaching. It will require serious commitment on the part of the faculty member; earning the certificate involves completing seven workshops over about 11 weeks.  However, participants will build skills around course design, student engagement, and assessment that will provide extraordinary learning experiences for online students. Plus, faculty who complete the certificate program will also receive an additional $500 over the current course development compensation for each course that they develop or update with CCS.

More information, including information about how to enroll in the Teaching Online Certificate through CCS is available on their website.

For more immediate assistance with teaching online, faculty can visit the faculty training resources page, where there is information about resources such as consultations/virtual office hours with the instructional design team, other training events, and on-demand tutorials and resources (including one that the team recently created about tools for student engagement in online settings).