Join us at the ACHE 2015 Annual Conference and Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri this November and experience an exciting and informative concurrent session from Dr. Marc Wilson, Southern New Hampshire University. This session is appropriate for faculty who teach online courses and administrators who oversee and/or develop online programs and are interested in discussing what makes for successful online teaching. This session will examine the role of the faculty member in online instruction, not the course design process.
Presenter: Marc Wilson, Director of Accreditation and Program Review for the College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University
Bio: Dr. Marc Wilson has been actively involved with higher education for over 30 years in a variety of roles including adjunct instructor, full-time professor, director of counseling, academic dean and department chair. He is currently the Director of Accreditation and Program Review for the College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University where he previously served as an Assistant Dean. He is a past Chairperson of New England Division of the Association for Continuing Higher Education. His interests include adult student retention, general education, curriculum and student assessment, regional accreditation and faculty development. He has given workshops, invited addresses and keynote presentations on a variety of topics at regional and national academic conferences throughout the country.
Assessing Online Faculty Effectiveness: The Development and Validation of a Rubric
Higher education in general and online education in particular are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their efficacy. Despite the acknowledged importance of the role of the faculty in student success, little empirical work has been published regarding the assessment of online faculty performance. After a brief review of the relevant literature, this session will present an overview of the process of developing and validating a rubric for the assessment of online faculty performance in use at the College of Online and Continuing Education at Southern New Hampshire University. A discussion of the relationship between faculty performance and student success will follow.
ACHE Conference Presentation Details:
Session Title: Assessing Online Faculty Effectiveness: The Development and Validation of a Rubric
Time: Monday, Nov 9 2015, 3:00–4:00 pm
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