eLearning at CGCC 1998-2015

NOVEMBER 1998

"Faculty need to retain control of instructional technology decisions, although input from a variety of sources is appreciated."

Reaction to the Information Technology pronouncement that the college would be "PC only," and employees would not be given the choice to use Macs.

This was representative of the conflicts that arose between IT and Instruction at the time, and was a major reason for establishing an Instructional Technologist position. 

FALL 1999

Full time Instructional Technologist hired.

FEBRUARY 2000

Discussion of hybrid courses.

APRIL 2000

Panel discussion/demonstration of hybrid classes at CGCC (English, Biology, History)

MAY 2000

Blackboard (Bb) 4-Day Summer Institute

SEPTEMBER 2000

First Teaching & Learning with Technology (TLT) Resource Faculty selected

(a partial reassignment)

SEPTEMBER 2000

First Bb Users' Group. Discussed roles and whether or not to become an "online education group" beyond Bb.

OCTOBER 2000

MCLI promotes creation of hybrid courses.

SPRING 2001

Teaching & Learning Center (TLC) is formed.

OCTOBER 2001

Initial meeting of the ad hoc Online Learning Committee.

OCTOBER 2001

Ultimately the group addresses:

  • Loose definitions of Hybrid, Distance Learning (Online),  and Web-enhanced courses
  • Class size/loading model
  • Recommendations to assist/support the four groups (students, faculty, Chairs, Support Areas)

DECEMBER 2002

Hybrids - Report & Recommendations

JANUARY 2003


CGCC contributes heavily to the Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX), a repository for Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs).

JANUARY 2003


Now we call them Open Educational Resources (OERs).

MARCH 2003


Strategic Planning session includes short-, medium-, and long-term goals for hybrid courses as "new and innovative instruction."

MARCH 2003

Short-term goals to define & support hybrids, and to establish a dedicated Hybrid support team.

SUMMER 2003

Focus on Bb Migration.

APRIL 2004

Discuss creation of Online Syllabus Template as a resource for faculty.

OCTOBER 2004

Informal Survey:

"Does Your Division Offer any eLearning Courses?"

FEBRUARY 2005

DEJA VU ALL OVER AGAIN:

"Does the college have a specific definition of 'hybrid'?"

MARCH 2005

Discussion: Putting Placement Testing Online

APRIL 2005

Hybrid/Distance Learning Discussion

Guest: Shelley Rodrigo (MCLI-appointed Hybrid Specialist)

APRIL 2005

Spring 2005 HyTimes Newsletter:


Summary of eLearning info for 2004-2005

APRIL 2005

Discussion:

Costs & Benefits of eLearning for Students, Faculty, Support Areas, and the Institution


APRIL 2005

The committee agreed that ICC had already done much of what was in its power (informational/advisory), and that the FUTURE DIRECTION OF eLEARNING AT CGCC needs to be back in the hands of the Chairs.


APRIL 2005

ICC did formulate a recommended Course of Action.


APRIL 2005

"Formally, ICC recommends the resurrection of the college eLearning Group to get a refresh on the issues and data, then to give that updated information to chairs."


APRIL 2005

"The question is not so much WHETHER to proceed with eLearning, since it is already being done, but rather HOW to proceed in order to have some quality/consistency assurance."

APRIL 2005

"ICC would recommend that the eLearning Group be brought together ASAP."

FALL 2005

HYBRID: 20 sections, 19 courses

ONLINE: 22 sections, 16 courses

AUGUST 2005

Incentivized by a District matching program for faculty lines, the Instructional Technologist position is transitioned from MAT to service faculty, gaining the college an additional matching faculty line.

SEPTEMBER 2005

eLearning Recommendations (again)

SEPTEMBER 2005

Division Chairs commit to making policy decisions in several key areas:


  • College-wide vs. Division decision making
  • Establish central point person for eLearning
  • Centralized INSTITUTIONAL support for eLearning
  • Class size

OCTOBER 2005

Presentation: State of Hybrids around Maricopa

DECEMBER 2005

One-time District money funds a Spring 2006 "New Initiative" proposal for Hybrids.


Hybrid Initiative Team for Spring 2006:

Mary McGlasson

Veronica Pantoja

Karen Reeder

FEBRUARY 2006

HYBRID INITIATIVE UPDATE:
  • "What are sister colleges doing to support eLearning?"
  • Draft of "Student Readiness Survey"

FEBRUARY 2006

eLearning Faculty Coordinator:

Faculty eLearning Coordinator position as a new faculty line ranked dead last by the Faculty Staffing Committee.

FEBRUARY 2006

eLearning Faculty Coordinator:

Alternate plan suggested in which multiple faculty who would be partially reassigned would collectively serve as eLearning Coordinator.

MARCH 2006

Student Panel on eLearning held at MCC.

MARCH 2006

ICC items for discussion:
  • eLearning needs concerning CGCC Testing Center
  • Revision of eLearning web pages

MARCH 2006

ICC items for discussion:
  • eLearning needs concerning CGCC Testing Center
  • Revision of eLearning web pages

MAY 2006

Hybrid Summer Institute

AUGUST 2006

  • WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
  • Regular Faculty Development for eLearning instructors needs to be offered in order to continuously model a culture of quality
  • Continual tracking of the growth of CGCC's eLearning courses

OCTOBER 2006

PSA "eLearning Support Person" established.

NOVEMBER 2006

ICC Chair requests Division Chairs to request DCC support for hiring an eLearning Faculty Coordinator for CGCC.

JANUARY 2007

Hybrid Brown Bag generates ideas for a faculty development approach to eLearning.

FEBRUARY 2007

  • "Going Hybrid" summer institute site used as a tool for continued discussion among eLearning instructors.
  • Possible survey of eLearning students.

APRIL 2007

  • Linda Zehr and Mary Zimmerer agree to serve as eLearning Coordinator team in Fall 2007.

APRIL 2007

Rio Salado proposes "centralized model of eLearning," where Rio would be the only college offering fully online courses (other colleges still able to offer hybrid courses)

2007-2008

Due to state & county budget cuts, the Instructional Technologist position is phased out. The service faculty line gets cut, and Tom F. is transitioned to fill a residential Business faculty position.

OCTOBER 2011

  • Student eLearning Orientation discussion.
  • ONCE AGAIN... defintions of online & hybrid?

MARCH 2012

Shared space of best practices developed as a "Community for eLearning"

MARCH 2012

  • Chair Council considering mandate for QM certification for all online courses offered continuously for 6 semesters.

MARCH 2012

  • ITC proposed a 3 semester schedule w/QM certification required before the online course could be taught again
  • Establish mandatory training or internal certification for instructors of online courses.

MARCH 2012

"We are past the point of letting 'want' set the motivation for someone teaching online... the goal is to have legitimate reasons why some teaching happens online, rather than the convenience of the instructor."

MARCH 2012

Ask Divisions about common INSTITUTIONAL best practices that could be on a checklist of REQUIRED PRACTICES for anyone teaching an eLearning class.

APRIL 2012

By HLC standards, CGCC crosses threshold as "Online Program Provider" (students can complete 50% or more of the program online).

APRIL 2012

HLC Accreditation asks:
  • What student support services are available for online students?
  • What special training exists for faculty to teach online?
  • How do you select faculty to teach online?
  • How do you ensure the quality of online programs?

SEPTEMBER 2012

  • About 3000 students taking online classes
  • About 500 taking PURELY online classes

SEPTEMBER 2012

"As a result of HLC preparation, the Chair of Chairs asked the Division Chair Council to come up with guidelines for online and hybrids."


WHAT KIND OF GUIDELINES?

ITC has come up with various guidelines over time...

SEPTEMBER 2012

Looking at 611 eLearning classes for Fall 2012, found 105 UNIQUE COURSE NOTES.


This is an issue for Chairs to consolidate...

2012-2013

All reassigned time for ITC Chair removed. No faculty volunteers to chair the committee on top of a full-time teaching load.

FEBRUARY 2014

CGCC has 25 "online programs," according to HLC's definition.

FEBRUARY 2014

In the previous year, 997 students at CGCC took ONLY online.

FEBRUARY 2014

RETENTION OF ONLINE STUDENTS IS AT 10-30%.

FEBRUARY 2014

50 residential & 80 adjunct are teaching online.

(hybrid courses are not part of the HLC equation)

MARCH 2015

Discuss eLearning Faculty Selection Process

MARCH 2015

Pre-submission: "Look Before You Leap"

(Are you ready to teach online/hybrid?)

MARCH 2015

  • Faculty member submits a "Statement of Interest" in teaching online/hybrid
  • Review statements of interest (WHO? Division Chair? CTL? Both? Other?)
  • Faculty member starts eLearning Training Process

MARCH 2015

eLearning Training Discussion:

Examples of possible Training Structure

MAY 2015

CTL offers Summer Institute:

SEPTEMBER 2016

eLearning Committee has 1st meeting

OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 1, 2016

HLC site visit
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