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AP Faculty Grant Awards, Fall 2021
November 16, 2021 – 2:06 pm | Comments Off on AP Faculty Grant Awards, Fall 2021

AP awarded faculty research grants this fall to Lamar University, Northern Kentucky University, William Patterson University, Emporia State University and Northwest Missouri State University:

  • Research Title: College of Education ELITE Field Observation Experience
    • PI: Harvey, Thomas
    • Co-PI: Fong, Donna
    • Institution: Lamar University
  • Research Title: Studying Success in Online Class
    • PI: Reilly, Shauna
    • Co-PI: Songer, Stephanie
    • Institution: Northern Kentucky University
  • Research Title: Factors that Promote Persistence & Retention in an Online Program
    • PI: Hollema, Cheryl
    • Institution: William Patterson University
  • Research Title: Understanding Students’ Perception of Online Discussion Boards for Homework in an Online Graduate-Level Accounting Course
    • PI: Wen, Lei
    • Institution: Emporia State University
  • Research Title: Travel Grant for Presentation at Council on Exceptional Children Conference, January 2022 –  “The Use of Avatars In Education for Those With ASD: Examining The Impact of Anthropomorphism and Copresence on Instructor Satisfaction.”
    • PI: Brenda Rourke
    • Co-PI: Sara Taylor
    • Institution: Northwest Missouri State University

Spring grants will open in the new year and will be due in mid-March 2022. The website will be updated soon with new details. Please ask your AP Instructional Designer for more information!

Workforce Relevant Academic Programs
November 16, 2021 – 11:51 am | Comments Off on Workforce Relevant Academic Programs

Why Workforce Relevant Academic Programs?
As COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt workforce dynamics among nearly every sector, universities must undertake a renewed focus on ensuring their academic programs align to workforce needs. This intentional alignment between …

Healthcare and Nursing – Awareness & Support
November 16, 2021 – 11:49 am | Comments Off on Healthcare and Nursing – Awareness & Support

As we move into 2022, we reflect on the impact that 2021 has had on the future of healthcare and nursing education.  Academic Partnerships continues to monitor the healthcare landscape and the impacts of COVID-19 …

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 …

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 …

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.