Course Development Process
Once a new program is marketed and recruitment has begun, the Center for Instructional Design (CID) will assist program faculty in the development of their courses for online delivery. The CID team is focused on providing research-based best practices in instructional design and development as well as instructional technology solutions that can help faculty members and instructors maximize their students’ learning experiences.
CID instructional designers are available to consult with faculty and staff and ensure that
- Course design meets SACSCOC and UTEP standards for quality
- Course materials meet both standards of copyright and ADA compliance as required by SACSCOC and federal law
- Courses are well-aligned, well-developed, and engaging
The CID team also trains faculty on emerging technologies and instructional resources used to effectively manage or enhance all types of teaching.
Teaching Online Academy (TOA)
Faculty new to online teaching must complete the TOA. This is a four-week, asynchronous, facilitated online course. Faculty will learn best practices for teaching an online class. We recommend faculty take the TOA the semester prior to working on their course. Faculty can sign up on Campus Edge Support for Online Learning.
These trainings are offered throughout the academic year and help instructors keep abreast of new technologies and petrological research. Faculty can sign up on Campus Edge Support for Online Learning.