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Online Faculty Fellows

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.

2016-2017 Online Faculty Fellows Cohort Members

Program Overview
Cohort Objectives and Expectations
Application Process
Professional Development

Quality Matters


OLFF Program Overview

The Online Faculty Fellows (OLFF) program at Wichita State University is an initiative of the Office of Academic Affairs to:

  1. Address Higher Learning Commission core components related to the operations wherever and however online programs are delivered;
  2. Establish an online culture by increasing the quality and quantity of online courses at Wichita State University.

Online Learning Faculty Fellows are selected to serve a one-year appointment in a cohort of 12 teaching faculty who will 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.

OLFF Cohort Objectives and Expectations

Minimum Qualifications for Online Faculty Fellows

  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Teach online or hybrid courses (the ideal candidate will have done so within the last 18 months)
  • Tenure track faculty, tenured faculty, or full time instructor
  • Willingess to serve as a mentor for faculty and unclassified perssonel who teach online courses.

2016-2017 Cohort Expectations

  • Fulfill OLFF term from August 2016 to August 2017.
  • Complete Applying the Quality MattersTM Rubric workshop (online 2-week course) to learn about quality online course design.
  • Complete the Quality MattersTM Peer Reviewer Course (online 2-week course) to become a certified peer reviewer for online course design.
  • Participate in a peer-review process for select online courses.
  • Serve as a faculty peer mentor.
  • Write one blog for WSU IDT Blog.
  • Participate in recording one podcast with WSU IDT.
  • Participate in regular (at least monthly) F2F and virtual OLFF meetings and roundtable update discussions.
  • Assist Academic Affairs, The Office of Online Learning and the MRC IDT team by serving as an ambassador for online teaching and learning at WSU.
  • Serve on the recruiting and selection committee to choose the next cohort group of OLFF.

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2016-2017 OLFF Co-Chairs

Carolyn Shaw - Department Chair and Professor, Political Science
Gergana Markova - Associate Professor, Management

2016-2017 OLFF Cohort

College of Education
Wonyoung Kim - Assistant Professor, Sport Management
Donna Sayman - Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

College of Engineering
Gary Brooking - Engineering Educator, Biomedical Engineering
Brandon Buerge - Engineering Educator, Aerospace Engineering

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Rocio Del Aguila - Assistant Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literature
Michele Dreiling - Lecturer, Elliot School of Communication
Natalie Grant - Assistant Professor, Social Work
Madeline McCullough - Senior Lecturer, Elliot School of Communication

College of Health Professions
Amy Chesser - Assistant Professor, Public Health Sciences
Wendy Dusenbury - Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
Doug Parham - Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, Communication Sciences & Disorders

W. Frank Barton School of Business
Gerald Graham - Distinguished Professor, Management
Kate Kung-McIntyre - Lecturer, Management
Peggy Ward - Senior Lecturer, Finance, Real Estate and Decision Sciences

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Professional Development

Find blog posts and podcasts by the Online Faculty Fellows, the Instructional Design Team, and the WSU Faculty and Staff Community here.

Request Quality Matters Training, email WSU's QM Coordinator

Visit: Wichita State Faculty Development Page


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