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
Applications for the 2015-2016 OLFF Cohort will be accepted through February 15, 2015.
Faculty interested in becoming an Online Learning Faculty Fellow should:
The Office of Online Learning will screen each application and provide complete application packages to the OLFF Selection Committee for review.
Announcement of selections for the 2015-2016 Cohort will be made in April 2015 by the OLFF Co-Chairs.
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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.
|Sept 18||11:00 am||MRC 171||You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth!||How to teach college students about plagiarism.||Jerri Carroll|
|Sept 24||2:30 pm||MRC 171||Let's Give Them Something to Talk About!||This workshop covers the benefits, planning and management of Blackboard discussion boards. Participants will examine and share tips and strategies for successful implementation of engaging discussion boards.||Lisa Belt|
|Oct 22||2:30 pm||MRC 171||Creating Exams and Assignments with Ease||This workshop will highlight tips and tools that make it easy to create exams and assignments in an online course.||Rodney Boehme|
|Oct 29||2:30 pm||MRC 171||Yes, Quality Matters!||The purpose of this workshop is to provide online class developers/instructors helpful tools while developing learning objectives unique to the online learning environment. Appropriate Quality Matters principles will be presented, and discussed with examples provided.||Mark Vermillion|
|Nov 4||1:30 pm||MRC 171||Pixel Perfection||This session will introduce you to some pro tips that will help you design effectively for the screen.||Jeff Pulaski|
|Nov 5||10:30 am||MRC 171||Incorporating a Laboratory Curriculum Into an Online Learning Environment||Labs have traditionally been taught in face-to-face classes where the mode of instruction has been well received by students. But incorporating labs into an online learning environment has been a challenge and so this course looks into the different possibilities of an effective online laboratory curriculum.||Rajeev Nair|
|Nov 12||10:00 am||MRC 171||Strategies to Establish and Maintain Student Engagement in an Online Class||We will discuss the common challenges encountered in student engagement in online courses and, for each challenge, discuss strategies that can be employed to establish and maintain student engagement.||David McDonald|
|November 13||1:00 pm||MRC 171||Hey! Where'd You Get That Image?||Have you been struggling to find Copyright-Free, Creative Commons, and Public Domain Images and Video For Your Online Classes? This session will cover strategies and suggestions for locating appropriate images and visual material for your classes. In addition, we will discuss copyright law and how this impacts your use of visuals for education.||Jennifer Tiernan|