The Koehler Center for Instruction, Engagement and Innovation offers eFaculty 2.0 certification by presenting five 45-minute workshops to assure that TCU is providing high-quality learning, engagement and presence online; to maintain TCU’s personal and connected milieu even when we are not face-to-face with our students; and to adhere to the regulatory requirements of higher education governing bodies.

Who Is Required to Take the Workshops

  • New faculty:
    • All five eFaculty 2.0 workshops are required.
  • TCU faculty who have completed Hybrid Certification:
    • One 45-minute workshop, Workshop #2: “Student Engagement at TCU,” is required.
  • TCU faculty who did not complete Hybrid Certification:
    • All five eFaculty 2.0 workshops are required.
  • Faculty who were eFaculty Certified prior to Fall 2022:
    • They are exempt from these workshops but welcome to attend.

For questions about eligibility and requirements, contact KoehlerCenter@tcu.edu.


About the Workshops

You may choose to participate in person at set times or you may choose to take the self-paced workshop(s) online on your own timeframe. Workshop 2 is also offered via zoom at specified times.

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Workshop #1: Instructor Presence

This workshop delves into theories and strategies to establish and maintain instructor presence in an online course. The faculty will explore unique perspectives in fostering learner engagement, motivating student participation, and improving student learning outcomes. We will review ADA compliance.

Workshop #2: Student Engagement at TCU

Student engagement is one of the strongest influential elements to student success. Faculty will be able to recognize challenges of student engagement and address them with various techniques. Universal design and a new Federal guideline regarding regulatory definitions of distance learning are also part of this workshop.

*Required for faculty who have completed Hybrid Certification seeking eFaculty 2.0 Certification.

Workshop #3: Active and Authentic Learning

Active learning occurs when students find learning collaborative and relevant to their life goals. This workshop provides exemplary models and applications that support active learning in real world scenarios. Resources and strategies for developing effective group assignments, discussion, and case study projects will be presented in this workshop. A new Federal guideline regarding regulatory definitions of distance learning are also part of this workshop.

Workshop #4: Feedback and Community Building

When providing quality and effective feedback with the right technology tools, faculty can improve student learning, encourage student curiosity, and develop a community setting. This workshop offers various strategies and tools to improve quality faculty feedback to benefit learners and improve faculty workload. A new Federal guideline regarding regulatory definitions of distance learning are also part of this workshop.

Workshop #5: Course Evaluation and Continuous Improvement

Online faculty, like any effective faculty, are continuously evaluating, updating, and improving their courses to meet their students’ needs. This workshop will supply processes and strategic tools that assist faculty as they explore, align, and develop online activities that establish student learning outcomes. A new Federal guideline regarding regulatory definitions of distance learning is also part of this workshop.

Available beginning November 7, 2022

*Note: All workshops may be taken in person or online by the choice of the participant.


FAQs

How do I access the Self-Paced course?
After filling out your request, please allow 1 full business day for processing. Once you have been enrolled, log into TCU Online, and on your homepage, in the My Courses area, tab over to find the eFaculty 2.0 tab, and then you will find your requested course within it.

You will also receive a confirmation email when you have been enrolled into the course in TCU Online.

Image showing how to access the eFaculty tab on the homepage of TCU Online

For additional questions, please consult the Provost’s eFaculty 2.0 page.


Deadline to Complete

To teach a Summer 2023 online course, the deadline to be eFaculty 2.0 certified is January 27, 2023.

Completion certifies that all TCU faculty have the proven pedagogy and best practices available for teaching and engaging students online.


Upcoming Workshop Offerings and Registration

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