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Upcoming Webinar Series – Register for Sessions Now!
August 26, 2021 – 12:06 pm | Comments Off on Upcoming Webinar Series – Register for Sessions Now!

Academic Services and Products is now offering a webinar series to provide ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty! Nested within our formal course development process, these webinars will provide supplementary guidance to faculty working with AP Instructional Designers (ID) and those seeking professional development opportunities in order to improve their online teaching and learning skill set.

Click on the title to register and save your spot!

Anticipated schedule below with dates subject to change based on participation.
Tool Tip: PAC 2021 for Accessibility
August 16, 2021 – 1:35 pm | Comments Off on Tool Tip: PAC 2021 for Accessibility

Quality Matters Standard 8.3 asks that your online course “provide accessible text and images in files, documents, LMS pages, and web pages to meet the needs of diverse learners” (Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric, Sixth …

4 Tips for Facilitation
August 16, 2021 – 1:33 pm | Comments Off on 4 Tips for Facilitation

As you begin your online course, you will want to consider how to guide your students through the course. In other words, how will you facilitate their learning journey? Facilitation in an online course refers …

Working in Tandem: How Faculty and IDs Create a Quality Online Course
August 16, 2021 – 1:26 pm | Comments Off on Working in Tandem: How Faculty and IDs Create a Quality Online Course

Like riding a bike for the first time, it is best to bring a friend along to support you when developing an online course. The relationship between the faculty member, or Subject Matter Expert (SME), …

OERs and other Strategies for Creating a More Equitable Classroom
June 8, 2021 – 3:52 pm | Comments Off on OERs and other Strategies for Creating a More Equitable Classroom

Few would argue that the past 18 months in the United States have not been tumultuous. Between the COVID-19 pandemic and continued racial injustices, individuals across the nation, but especially in higher education, are wrestling to define …

UDL Guidelines from CAST
June 7, 2021 – 12:14 pm | Comments Off on UDL Guidelines from CAST

Universal Design for Learning, or UDL, is a framework used by educators to augment teaching and learning styles, content, and assessments for all populations of learners. CAST, a nonprofit education research and development organization, created …

QM Standard 8
June 7, 2021 – 12:13 pm | Comments Off on QM Standard 8

One aspect of inclusion in education, especially online learning in higher education, is ensuring that all learning materials and content can be accessed all learners. All learners have strengths and weaknesses – using course design …

Courageous Conversations
June 7, 2021 – 12:10 pm | Comments Off on Courageous Conversations

The events of the last year have sparked conversations amongst families, colleagues, and friends, about race, including the Academic Services team at AP. The team has adopted Glenn Singleton’s Courageous Conversations framework: stay engaged, expect …

AP Faculty Research Grant Program April Awards
June 7, 2021 – 12:05 pm | Comments Off on AP Faculty Research Grant Program April Awards

AP awarded four grants in April for its Faculty Grant Program:

“An Empirical Examination of MBA Program & Course Level Student Success.” David Lehr, Longwood University.
“Embedding Team-Based Learning into a Redesigned Graduate Level Asynchronous Accelerated Online …

Facilitating Large Courses
July 24, 2020 – 1:52 pm | Comments Off on Facilitating Large Courses

AP has created an infographic that contains some helpful tips to consider before, during, and after your online course to help you manage an engaging course experience with a large number of students.

Academic Coach Tips and Planner
July 24, 2020 – 1:50 pm | Comments Off on Academic Coach Tips and Planner

The guidance document below is a planner to help you plan and implement how you want Academic Coaches/TAs to interact with both you and the students in your course.
Download the planner: Guidance_ASP_Coach Planning Grid_20200724