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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.

Applications for 2016-2017 Cohort are now being accepted!

2015-2016 Online Faculty Fellows Cohort Members

Program Overview
Cohort Objectives and Expectations
Application Process
Professional Development Workshop Series

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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.
Application Process

The Application Period for the 2016-2017 Cohort is now open.

  • Download and Complete the OLFF Application, linked here.
  • Obtain necessary signatures
  • Attach curriculum vitae and letter of interest
  • Submit all application materials by March 11, 2016 to online@wichita.edu
  • Applicaitons will be screened by the Office of Online Learning and selected by a team of Faculty Fellows.
  • Selection announcement will be made by April 29, 2016.


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2015-2016 OLFF Co-Chairs

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Jeff Pulaski - Associate Professor Graphic Design, School of Art and Design
Amy Drassen-Ham - Academic Instructor, Public Health Sciences

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2015-2016 OLFF Cohort

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College of Education
Daniel Bergman - Associate Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Jennifer Stone - Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
Nicholas Walton - Human Performance Educator, Human Performace Studies

College of Engineering
Roy Myose - Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Vinod Namboodiri - Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Kerry Jones - Lecturer & Writing Center Director, English
Shauna Millar - Clinical Educator & BSW Program Director, School of Social Work
Rebecca Nordyke - Instructor, Elliot School of Communication
Carolyn Shaw - Department Chair & Professor, Political Science
Shirlene Small - Lecturer, Sociology

College of Health Professions
Anthony Dilollo - Associate Professor, Communication Sciences & Disorders
Brandy Jackson - Director of Undergraduate Nursing Program, School of Nursing

W. Frank Barton School of Business
Mehmet Barut - Associate Professor, Finance, Real Estate & Decision Sciences
Bobbie Knoblauch - Lecturer, Management
Gergana Markova - Associate Professor, Management

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Professional Development Workshop Series

Each semester the Online Faculty Fellows will provide a series of professional development workshops for their peers here at Wichita State University.

2015 Fall Workshop Schedule to be announced soon.

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