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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.

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 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.

OLFF Cohort Objectives and Expectations

Candidates for selection to the OLFF program should:

  • Possess demonstrated leadership ability
  • Have documented experience teaching in an online or hybrid setting. The ideal candidate will have done so within the last 18 months
  • Be on the tenure track, tenured faculty, or full time instructor position
  • Be willing to serve as a mentor for faculty and unclassified personnel who may teach online courses.

2015-2016 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Complete Quality MattersTM training to become Peer Review Certified
  • Participate in a peer-review process for select online courses and activities within courses
  • Act as a faculty mentor to peers by providing ideas and support regarding online teaching and learning.
  • Develop and teach a Professional Development Workshop on a topic related to online teaching and learning.
  • Participate in regular OLFF meetings and roundtable discussions.
  • Be an ambassador for online teaching and learning at WSU.
  • Support the recruitment and selection process for future Online Faculty Fellows
Application Process

The Application Period for the 2015-2016 OLFF Cohort is now Closed.

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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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