The Online Faculty Fellows are ambassadors for online learning on the campus of WSU. Their purpose is to establish a culture of online education by helping their peers increase the quality and quantity of online courses offered at WSU.
The Online Faculty Fellows (OLFF) program at Wichita State University is an initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs to:
Online Learning Faculty Fellows are selected to serve a one-year appointment in a cohort of teaching faculty and to work with their peers on a variety of instructional techniques while addressing Quality MattersTM best practice standards.
The OLFF program is organized by faculty chairs and supported by The Office of Online Learning, Media Resources Center and the Instructional Design and Technology Team.
Candidates for selection to the OLFF program should:
2015-2016 Duties and Responsibilities
The Application Period for the 2015-2016 OLFF Cohort is now Closed.
Applications will be reviewed begining March 4, 2015.
Announcement of selections for the 2015-2016 Cohort will be made in April 2015 by the OLFF Co-Chairs.
Jeri Carrol, Co-Chair, Professor Curriculum & Instruction, College of Education
Jennifer Tiernan, Co-Chair, Assistant Professor Elliot School of Communication, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lisa Belt, Clinical Educator Dental Hygiene, College of Health Professions
Rodney Boehme, Associate Professor and Barton Fellow, FREDS, Barton School of Business
David McDonald, Professor Biological Sciences, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Jeff Pulaski, Associate Professor Graphic Design, School of Art and Design
Rajeev Nair, Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering (ENG)
Mark Vermillion, Assistant Professor Sport Management (Education)
College of Education
Katherine Mason - Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Mike Ross - Sport Management Educator, Sport Management
College of Engineering
Suresh Keshavanaryana - Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Mehmet Yildirim - Associate Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering
Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Dan Close - Associate Professor & Sunflower Advisor, Elliot School of Communication
Kyoung Hag Lee - Associate Professor, School of Social Work
Lisa Overholtzer - Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Eric Wilson - Instructor, Elliot School of Communication
College of Health Professions
Natalie Delacruz - Clinical Educator, Dental Hygiene
Amy Drassen-Ham - Academic Instructor, Public Health Sciences
College of Fine Arts
Bret Jones - Associate Professor/Program Director of Theatre, School of Performing Arts
Steven Oare - Associate Professor, School of Music
W. Frank Barton School of Business
John Perry - Associate Professor, Management
Larry Spurgeon - Faculty Fellow Business Ethics, Barton School Senior Lecturer, Finance Real Estate & Decision Sciences
Each semester the Online Faculty Fellows will provide a series of professional development workshops for their peers here at Wichita State University.
To join a workshop, click here to register.
RSC 256 Edmiston Room
Simulating the Clasroom: An Argument for Storytelling in an Online Class
|Discussing full lectures in the online classroom.||Larry Spurgeon, Finance Real Estate & Decision Sciences|
|2/24/15||2:00 pm||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Teaching a Quality Matters Aligned Class for the First Time||Ideas, strategies and successes for teaching an online communications class for the first time.||Eric Wilson, Elliot School of Communication|
|2/26/15||10:30 am||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Safe Assign: Keeping an Eye on Plagiarism||How to use Safe Assign to monitor plagiarism and assist in writing.||Bret Jones, School of Performing Arts|
|3/4/15||2:00 pm||RSC 265 Lucas Room||Online Simulations and Essay Grading Services||Arguments for and against online grading services. How to use online simulations to engage students.||John Perry, Management|
|3/30/15||10:30 am||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Start Here: Quality Course Design in Blackboard||Intro to Quality Matters Standard 1 and applications to Blackboard course design for face-to-face classes.||Katherine Mason, Curriculum & Instruction.|
|4/1/15||1:30 pm||RSC 238 Meeker Room||Transition from Face-to-Face to Online||Important tips to know before moving from in-person to online formats.||Amy Drassen-Ham, Public Health Sciences.|
|4/6/15||10:30 am||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Evolution of my Online Classes||Suresh Raju, Aerospace Eningeering|
|4/7/15||9:00 am||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Tools and Gadgets to Make Your Teaching Life Easier||Natalie Delacruz, College of Health Professions|
|4/14/15||1:30 pm||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Assessment for Learning in the Online Enironment||Various online strategies for encouraging and assessing learning.||Steven Oare, School of Music|
|4/16/15||2:00 pm||RSC 265 Lucas Room||Gamification||Level up your class to engage students.||Mike Ross, Sport Management|
|4/23/15||10:00 am||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Utilizing Skype for Group Projects||The benefits of face-to-face discussion among online instructors and students.||Kyoung Lee, School of Social Work|
|4/28/15||12:00 pm||RSC 256 Edmiston Room||Designing Quality Blackboard Courses for Non-Online Classes||Mehmet Yildirim, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering|