The Online Teaching & Learning team within the Koehler Center is responsible for providing leadership, faculty, and programs online learning guidance, support and development, and other resources to promote student academic achievement in online learning.
Our scope of work includes:
Online Course Design & Best Practices
Our instructional design team, in the Koehler Center, offer individual eFaculty 2.0 workshops, provide one-on-one consultations, collaborate in enhancing course design and development, and assist with accessibility and technology tools while supporting all aspects of multi-modal course design, development, and delivery. If you are building or re-designing a course, we can assist you with creating easy-to-navigate learning activities, creating multi-modal assessment, creating measurable rubrics, and developing customized design templates that would support your style of teaching and enhance the learning for your students. Please email email@example.com to discuss your needs.
Experiential Learning Placement (Internship) State Authorization & Reporting
Koehler Center oversees TCU’s participation in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). TCU’s participation in SARA permits students to complete Experiential Learning Placements in states other than Texas, subject to certain limitations. Out-of-state placements include internships, externships, clinicals, practicums, clerkships, student teaching, rotations, and other on-the-ground supervised learning / field experiences. The Koehler Center is responsible for reporting an accurate state-by-state count for NC-SARA each spring.
TCU is obligated to make “every reasonable effort” to follow SARA and Federal regulation requirements to determine if completion of a course or program meets state educational requirements for licensing and to notify students if a course or program meets the requirements in their home state. Programs that lead to professional licensures are responsible for determining whether or not their program meets the licensing requirements in each state. Students, too, must confirm that their assigned program meets the criteria in their own home state. TCU is unable to guarantee that program requirements are met in any other state other than Texas. The Koehler Center is responsible for reporting licensure data to NC-SARA each spring.
If you are an online instructor of a new or existing online course and would like to request any of the course design, development, or resource services our team offers, please contact us so that we can assist you.
Online Learning Consortium Membership
Texas Christian University is an institutional member of the Online Learning Consortium (OLC). The OLC is a collaborative dedicated to advancing quality digital teaching and learning experiences designed for educators, administrators, and instructional designers.
Please feel free to view our informational page on OLC resources and how you can access and use these resources.
Policies and Templates
Koehler Center team uses nationally recognized best practices, sound student-centric frameworks, federal/state mandates, and faculty/student feedback to support our faculty community. You are welcome to view the following templates and policies designed to help you, your department / program, and your students succeed:
Building & Delivering Your Course
- Requirements for Online Instructors and Courses
- Syllabus Templates / Revision information for syllabus template version updates
- The TCU Course Template (This was formerly known as the “Distance Learning Template” but has since been updated!)
- Faculty Focus Free Resources
- Things to Consider for Online Course Development in TCU Online
- Wintersession Teaching Resources
Course Quality Assurance
- SACS Best Practices for Electronically Offered Degree and Certificate Programs
- State Authorization & SARA Membership
Key TCU Policies