Texas State offers 2 courses that meet SACSCOC criteria for online instructors (see table below):
Click a link in the table below to learn more about and apply to a course.
|Foundations Course||Advanced Course|
Spring/Fall sessions: 5 weeksSummer sessions: 2 weeks
Spring/Fall sessions: 16 weeksSummer sessions: Not offered
|What faculty accomplish||Build a single online lesson in TRACS||Build a complete online course in TRACS|
|Stipend paid to faculty upon successful completion||$300||$500|
|Course release required?||No||Yes – funded by the AVPAA|
|Chair’s approval required?||No||Yes|
Foundations of Online Course Design and Development (formerly Creating and Teaching an Online Course) is for faculty who want to teach either a hybrid course (selected in-class sessions are replaced with online instruction and assignments) or a fully online course.
All faculty, including adjunct faculty, are encouraged to apply, but we have a limited number of slots. Prior to notification of acceptance, we may contact you to clarify your needs.
Instructors are assigned an instructional design consultant who guides their efforts as they design and develop one online lesson and the course components required for that lesson.
Faculty complete assigned readings, view recorded presentations, participate in online discussions, and submit assignments using TRACS. Instructors build a lesson in TRACS and provide and receive feedback from peers.
NOTE: This is NOT a TRACS workshop. While the course will cover selected TRACS tools, the emphasis is on instructional design strategies and processes that will help you develop an effective course site that results in observable learning outcomes for your students.
The course prerequisite is successful completion of the online Basic TRACS training or equivalent.
The Foundations course is offered in both 2-and 5-week hybrid formats.
Attendance on the dates and times below is mandatory. Please check your calendar before applying to ensure that you do not have conflicts that you cannot reschedule.
5-Week Long-Semester Format
2-Week Summer Format
May or July 2017
Application to Foundations of Online Course Design and Development
Email any questions you may have about the Foundations course to Ann Jensen at email@example.com or call 512 245-2632.