To Our Faculty,
Since 2015, The GIST has been an email blast sent to faculty teaching online courses four times each quarter to alert them regarding specific upcoming tasks for their online courses. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic in which we have many faculty who are teaching online for the first time (and many students taking online courses for the first time). We will be dedicating The GIST to information and resources to help our faculty during these trying times. The editions of GIST will be archived on the new Faculty Development and Resources Site at https://libguides.sullivan.edu..
THE GIST #1 Beginning of Quarter
Two important documents are found at the bopttom of this page: the “Statement of Academic Responsibility for Online Instructors” outlines the University’s expectations for you as an online instructor—including some tasks to be performed throughout the upcoming quarter. The “Bb Course Setup” document is to help you prepare your courses if you have not done so already.
Please log into your course EACH DAY during Week 1 to check the Ask the Class & Instructor forum tand Course Messages o address student questions or issues (please see below).. Many of our students are first-generation college learners and/or are new to online. Establishing instructor presence and engagement in the course at the beginning is critical! Respondind to your students in a timely manner is an essential component of instructor engagement.
PLEASE NOTE that merely logging into the course without doing at least one of these four activities will not satisfy the federal definition for “active engagement.” Students dropped for non-engagement by the deadline above will not be reinstated into the course.
What is available to me to help me:
Click the Teaching Online (F2F/Hybrid/Online) Tab to the left of this page. There you will find short videos and printed job aids to help guide your throught the technologies and tasks to teaching online. New resources are being added daily, so check back often. If there is something missing or something that you would like to see, let Dr. Anthony Piña know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GIST #2 Mid-Term
What do I need to do during Week 5?
The GIST #3 Final
What do I need to do during Weeks 10-11?