UA Little Rock Faculty member to participate in a webinar for how to support faculty during the transition to online

David Montague

The pandemic has brought about a lot of changes to education. One of those is the transition from face-to-face courses to online ones.

A webinar being held by Honorlock hopes to ease that transition for faculty members. David Montague, executive director of online learning and faculty mentoring at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, is the speaker at the webinar “How to Help Support Your Faculty During the Transition to Online.” The webinar will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 12. Those interested can register at this link.

In this webinar, participants will learn how university resources can be leveraged for the training of faculty in a quick transition to online modality and the importance of innovation to promote faculty support of other faculty on online pedagogy during a crisis. Participants will also learn how to promote quality online instruction by offering flexible resources to faculty that go beyond the basic transition online as well as the Importance of keeping pace with university online infrastructure to support the needs of students and faculty in the online environment. 

During the spring semester, faculty members and universities had little time to move their courses online, but college students will expect more from their courses in the fall.

“Many assert students will have higher expectations for their online courses as they move into the fall,” Montague said. “The importance of instructional continuity and the realities of communication, technology, and quality assurance are essential as a baseline to benefit students. This webinar provides information on how the transition of courses online requires short and long-term strategies that stimulate campus collaboration in order to increase faculty success online.”  

The university’s Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) is providing award points for participation. More information for ATLE points from this session can be found on this link. 

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