Teaching Online Academy (TOA)
The Office of the Provost requires that instructors at UTEP complete the Teaching Online Academy (TOA) prior to teaching an online course. The TOA focuses on the delivery of online course content, the uniqueness of online pedagogy, and online teaching methods. The true learning takes place in discussions with fellow faculty members, as well as the construction of an online syllabus and course calendar. This course allows the participant to learn from both facilitators and peers, in relation to best practices and "what not to do"—in some cases.
May 31, 2021 - June 27, 2021
October 4, 2021 - October 31, 2021
January 3, 2022 - January 30, 2022
Teaching Hybrid Academy (THA)
The Teaching Hybrid Academy (THA) focuses on the transfer of face-to-face (f2f) material and the creation of presence (social, cognitive, and teaching) into a hybrid format. The course spans three weeks and requires attending at least one synchronous webinar meeting to train on how to best flip the classroom and encourage synthesis of course objectives. The rest of the course is conducted asynchronously online. All faculty and graduate students are encouraged to attend.
July 5, 2021 - July 25, 2021
September 13, 2021 - October 1, 2021
November 1, 2021 - November 21, 2021
For more information, please contact Cira Montoya Olson at firstname.lastname@example.org.