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The Illinois Online Network (ION) hosts two full-day institutes for faculty and staff who are responsible for providing faculty training and support at higher education institutions.

The goal of the institutes is to provide trainers the opportunity to share best practices in faculty development on their campuses with trainers from other institutions. The topics for the institute surround quality issues in online education and include:

Course Quality: Participants are introduced to the QOCI (Quality Online Course Initiative) Rubric and participate in discussions on many topics including how to use this tool to design, redesign, and/or evaluate online courses. The rubric is distributed to all attendees to take back to their institutions and customize.

Faculty Competencies: Participants discuss the following topics surrounding instructor competencies: 1) Purpose of competencies; 2) Faculty support; 3) Categorization; 4) Choice of competencies; 5) Revising / Keeping current; 6) Implementation; and 7) How to measure competence.

The Northern Region Faculty Training Institutes are held at Oak Brook, IL.

The Southern Region Faculty Training Institutes are held in Centralia, IL.

Institutes begin at 10:00 a.m. and finish at 2:00 p.m. Ccoffee and rolls are available at 9:30 a.m. and lunch is provided. Registration is limited to the first 45 participants at each location. Registrations are completed online by visiting the Registration link above during open registration periods.



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