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March 3, 2020

Global Campus to offer funding and professional development opportunities

Submitted by Grant Guggisberg

As part of its commitment to supporting faculty who currently teach or are interested in teaching online, Kansas State University Global Campus is offering opportunities for professional development as well as stipends to attend professional distance education conferences.

Global Campus will provide stipends of up to $1,000 to faculty attending professional distance education conferences. To apply, faculty must be active online instructors or have plans to establish a distance course or program. Funds are designated to attend a conference centered on online teaching and learning. Conference options have expanded, and Global Campus is open to considering proposals for other opportunities.

In addition, Global Campus, in partnership with K-State Polytechnic, will offer K-State Online Essentials, a six-week course-preparation experience designed to assist in developing quality online courses. The experience is for K-State faculty members who are currently teaching online courses or who plan to develop an online course in the next year.

K-State Online Essentials provides the opportunity to experience the learner’s perspective and will be offered completely online during the months of June and July. Synchronous sessions will be offered through Zoom and will include hands-on technology demonstrations and discussions.

Faculty members taking the course will design a new online course or redesign an existing online course. The course covers best practices for teaching online while offering practical applications. Through the course, participants gain higher confidence in the ability to teach online, learning meaningful instructor-to-student and student-to-student interaction techniques. K-State Online Essentials is provided at no cost, but limited seats are available.

Faculty interested in the K-State Online Essentials course or the conference opportunity can apply at global.k-state.edu/faculty/resources. Applications are due March 31. A selection process will take place in April with class participants and conference attendees receiving notification by May 1.