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TTLC, CTLE Offering New Online Teaching Certification Program

TTLC, CTLE is joining forces to develop a new online teaching certification program.

The Technology Teaching and Learning Center (TTLC) and the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE) have teamed up to develop a new faculty development offering for instructors interested in taking their online teaching to the next level.

Representing 34 hours of coursework, the program covers best practices in online instruction and how those strategies can be best deployed using our learning management system (Blackboard), other UHD technology tools (Zoom, MediaSite, TurnItIn, Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor, etc.), and additional services and resources available through the W.I. Dykes Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, and the Technology Teaching and Learning Center.

During the week of spring break, seven faculty members participated in the inaugural cohort of the program, which include Yesenia Chavez, adjunct in Arts and Humanities; Heather Goltz, assistant professor in Social Work; Yih-Yaw “Earl” Jou, adjunct in Finance, Accounting and EIS; Djuana Lamb and Kira Laws in Management, Marketing and Business Administration; Soumitra “Sam” Sen, adjunct lecturer in Natural Sciences, and Alex Wathen, adjunct in Social Sciences.

To view testimonials and demo videos of these faculty members’ take-aways from the program, visit the “online education” section of the CTLE website.

The next cohort to be selected for participation will meet the week of May 22. Qualified UHD faculty applicants will have completed the Blackboard Foundations for Faculty course (as offered through the TTLC, either on-demand or in-person) and will have taught at least one hybrid or online course (both of these requirements within the last year). A recommendation from the faculty member’s chair and/or program coordinator also is required.

The call for applications is currently open and will continue to receive applications through May 12. Faculty selected to participate will be informed on May 15.

To learn more about the program, and to apply, faculty are asked to visit UHD Online Teaching Certificate Program.

In addition to the bulk of the week’s being facilitated by a guest presenter from Blackboard, several guest presenters will also guide attendees through the week’s content, and lunch will be provided each day.

For more information, contact Georges Detiveaux, assistant director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence, at or 713-221-2724.