Professional Development Opportunities
2019-20 eCampus Quality Assurance Grant
The eCampus Office of Quality Assurance (EOQA) at San José State University (SJSU) is awarding faculty grants in the amount of $1,500 (USD) to enhance the quality of online/hybrid courses and deliver innovative and engaging online/hybrid courses. EOQA invites all faculty (full time, associate, assistant and adjunct Professors) to submit a proposal for the online/hybrid course development grant. EOQA’s goal is to provide access to high quality, student-centered courses that reflect best practices and promote excellence in online/hybrid teaching and learning. EOQA will assist faculty with course design and development by providing resources, workshops, peer reviews and tailored training throughout the process. Learn more about the eCampus Quality Assurance Grant.
2019-20 Lab Innovations with Technology
The Chancellor's Office program, Lab Innovations with Technology, has launched the 2019-20 call for proposals. The Lab Innovations with Technology (LIT) program provides faculty with resources and support to redesign STEM courses using virtual labs and other innovations/technologies to give students more timely access to courses in order to finish their degrees through overcoming lab facilities bottlenecks for certain lab courses. In special cases, labs for non-STEM courses (e.g., nursing and physical therapy) could be considered for LIT funding. Important Dates: April 30, 2019: LIT RFP Informational Webinar – Register to attend. May 10, 2019: Proposal submission due to Chancellor’s Office with Dean’s approval.
Summer 2019 Course Design Summer Institute
The program builds upon the principles articulated in the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025. Specifically, addressing student success through the thoughtful incorporation of technology in each student’s learning environment as a way to improve retention. Review the entire program description for complete program requirements and additional details.
eCampus offers a wide variety of workshops each semester to help you develop your full potential and grow in your teaching practice. We’ve organized these options thematically into six color coded tracks to help you prioritize what you might want to focus on.
Quality Matters Course Certification Program
If you are teaching an online or hybrid course and completed the Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Training, you may be interested in having your course certificated. This program offers faculty members a $500 stipend to revise their course to adhere to the Quality Matters Rubric. Then, the course will get submitted for Course Certification where it will undergo a rigorous review by a Quality Matters Team based upon the criteria noted in the Quality Matters Rubric. Learn more about the Course Certification Process. If interested in having your course certified, please contact Jennifer Redd.
Quality Matters Training
Registration is open for Quality Matters trainings. These include online, asynchronous courses. Through these trainings, you will learn how to apply the Quality Matters Rubric Standards to an online/hybrid course, how to apply the concept of alignment to various course components, and how to provide helpful recommendations to the instructor. Certificates will be available upon completion of the course.
All courses require payment of a $25 registration fee at time of registration. This is to pay for the extensive materials made available as well as to offset the facilitation costs. If you are interested in registering for the training, please fill out the Quality Assurance Training - Registration Form.