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Faculty Development Programs

ATS Faculty Professional Development Programs are designed to meet the diverse needs of CSULB faculty according to feedback gathered from our work with individual instructors and campus partners including Faculty Affairs, FACT, and Faculty Champions. We’ve incorporated best practices from established models of online course design curated by our experienced instructional design team.

Programs are built with an integrated support framework that includes guidance on the application of internationally recognized online course standards, a wide selection of unique course enhancement workshops developed by ATS, coaching sessions with instructional design experts, and one-on-one mentorship with CSULB faculty peers who have advanced levels of online teaching experience and certification.

Each program is a discrete learning opportunity, sequenced so instructors can gradually expand upon previous work and make continuous refinements. Additional support is available for faculty interested in pursuing course certification or greater involvement in the online quality assurance community at CSULB and beyond.

All programs will be repeated throughout the year so faculty will have ongoing opportunities to work towards their goals.

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Instructional Technology Foundations

JUNE 14-JULY 9 ~or~ JULY 26-AUGUST 20
Prerequisites: None
Stipend:  $1225

This program is ideal for faculty new to CSULB or who have not completed previous ATS professional development programs (formerly known as Online Learning Studio and Go Virtual). We'll cover the basics of using BeachBoard and Zoom and present foundational concepts for online course design and student success. We’ll also guide you in selecting appropriate technology tools and present techniques for constructing interactive and engaging learning content related to teaching with alternative modes of instruction (remote/online/hybrid/hyflex).


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Quality Essentials 1

Prerequisites: Completion of ATS Online Learning Studio or Go Virtual.
Stipend: $1750

This program will introduce online course standards adapted from the internationally recognized Quality Matters rubric, selected specifically to meet the needs of current CSULB faculty. During the program, you will apply the standards to one of your existing online courses. These standards include guidance on writing clear learning objectives, using a variety of instructional materials and activities, supporting student learning, and more. Review the Quality Essential 1 Standards Checklist [PDF].


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Quality Essentials 2

Prerequisites: Completion of Quality Essentials Part I
Stipend: $1400

With the guidance of a CSULB Faculty Peer Reviewer, participants will build on expertise acquired in Quality Essential 1 and continue to apply additional standards to their courses. Completion of this program will prepare your course for Quality Matters certification (optional). Review the Quality Essential 2 Standards Checklist [PDF].


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Course Peer Review

Prerequisites: Completion of Quality Essentials Part 1
Stipend: $280

In this program, instructors will work individually with a CSULB faculty member certified as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer, who will provide valuable feedback and help prepare your course for QM certification. CSULB faculty Peer Reviewers are part of our Quality Assurance Community of Practice.


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Hyflex and Hybrid Instructional Techniques

Prerequisites: None
Stipend: $350

In "HyFlex" and Hybrid instruction, instructors can deliver their classes in traditional classrooms, but students may attend in person, participate synchronously through video conferencing, or watch recordings of the class sessions at their convenience. Sometimes referred to as “Zoom Rooms," CSULB Hyflex classrooms are configured to support video conferencing and lecture recording with a variety of screen-sharing options. Find out more about CSULB Hyflex classrooms.