For the health and safety of the Grand Valley community, remote academic instruction will continue through April 25. The Admissions office is available to answer calls Mon.-Fri. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 616-331-2025 or 1-800-748-0246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional instructions and updates at www.gvsu.edu/coronavirus
Faculty teaching hybrid and online courses have a wide variety of places to turn to for help. Here are just a few of the groups around campus supporting faculty and eLearning.
- The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center is staffed by tenured faculty consultants with a range of disciplinary and pedagogical expertise.
- The Pew FTLC works with individual faculty, departments, or other groups looking to refine their teaching and learning efforts. The topics of our workshops, peer learning opportunities, and confidential individual consultations are varied and meet the needs of beginning as well as seasoned instructors. For example, we assist faculty in solidifying student learning objectives, preparing curricular roadmaps, selecting assessment methods, and designing engaging student activities.
- Customized workshops for individuals, departments, or groups of faculty are available through the Pew FTLC.
eLearning and Emerging Technologies
- As part of the Information Technology Department, eLearning and Emerging Technologies provides a wide array of services and resources designed to facilitate the support of faculty teaching hybrid and online classes. The eLearning team supports faculty through instructional design, digital media creation, seminars, workshops and individual consultations on how to effectively use and integrate innovative instructional technologies into teaching.
- The eLearning team provides 4 key areas of assistance:
- Instructional Design for eLearning (IDeL) provides faculty assistance through the “Foundations of Online and Hybrid Course Development” training, individual consultations, and seminars.
- Teaching with Technology resources and support is provided through seminars and help documentation.
- The Digital Studio provides assistance to faculty in the creation of media-rich instruction.
- Innovative emerging technologies are highlighted and available in the Atomic Object Technology Showcase.
- Every department has a liaison librarian available to support all instruction, whether in-class or online. Librarians regularly assist with designing information literacy assignments for specific courses. They can participate in your online class discussions and are available for e-mail and phone consultations. They also help identify media and resources to use in your classes and can provide information about copyright and reusing materials.
- Contact your librarian as early in the semester as possible to talk about the ways they can work with you and your students.
- See a list of liaison librarians
- Learn how the library supports online/hybrid courses
- Open Educational Resources Subject Guide: a collection of resources to help GVSU faculty find open-licensed textbooks and other educational materials
- For questions regarding the Policies and Procedures for distance education, please contact Amy Schelling, Chair of the Online Education Council, or Ellen Schendel, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- For questions regarding the course approval process in Sail please contact Lisa Surman Haight, Executive Assistant in the Provost Office, or Robert Adams, Chair of the Online Education Council.
- For questions regarding the faculty approval process to teach an online or hybrid course, or to seek approval to waive the requirement to complete Foundations of Online/Hybrid Course Development, please contact Ellen Schendel, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.
- If you would like more information on providing departmental teaching development opportunities, please contact Christine Rener, Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation and Director of the Pew FTLC, or Ellen Schendel, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs.