The University of Wisconsin System Online Learning Initiative is calling for faculty and instructional staff to enroll in the UW System Certificate in Online Learning. The purpose of this certificate program is to provide faculty and instructional staff across the UW System with a credential, which demonstrates mastery in online teaching and learning.
For UW System faculty and instructional staff, the Online Teaching and Learning Certificate serves three purposes. First, this program provides an opportunity for colleagues to work together to improve online learning across our UW System Universities and to learn and grow as a professional community. Second, it provides an ongoing opportunity to ensure high-quality online instruction, as new instructors enter the realm of online teaching and learning, and as experienced instructors seek to hone their existing knowledge and skills in online teaching and learning. Third, the program provides for faculty and instructional staff a credential demonstrating mastery of best practices in online teaching and learning, which may be utilized in support of tenure and promotion.
Faculty and instructional staff are asked to click here to self-nominate. Participants will receive a $250 stipend for their efforts. The UW System Online Learning Initiative is pleased to support up to 250 faculty and instructional staff members from all 13 UW System Universities. In order to scale this certificate to all parties who may be interested, anyone actively teaching for-credit courses in the UW System is welcome to apply.
The UW System Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning will directly assess online course design and application of four learning outcomes: alignment of course learning outcomes, student engagement, scaffolding of assessment, and inclusion/access.