Institutions of higher education are struggling to meet the growing demand for online courses and programs, partly because many faculty lack experience teaching online. The eCampus Quality Instruction Program (eQIP) is an online faculty development program developed to train faculty to design and teach fully online courses. The purpose of this article is to describe the eQIP (one institution’s multipronged approach to online faculty development), with a specific focus on how the overall success of the program is evaluated using surveys, analytics, and social network analysis. Reflections and implications for improving practice are discussed.
This document was originally published by Online Learning Consortium in Online Learning. This work is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Details regarding the use of this work can be found at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/. doi: 10.24059/olj.v21i1.810
Chen, Ken-Zen; Lowenthal, Patrick R.; Bauer, Christine; Heaps, Allan; and Nielsen, Crystal. (2017). "Moving Beyond Smile Sheets: A Case Study on the Evaluation and Iterative Improvement of an Online Faculty Development Program". Online Learning, 21(1), 85-111. http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v21i1.810