An increasing number of institutions of higher education offer courses and programs in their entirety online. While a variety of evaluation tools exist for professors in the traditional classroom, the same methods of assessment are not necessarily effective in the online environment.
The media, higher education journals, and campus administrators have expressed a concern over the quality of online course offerings, in particular the quality of teaching in the online environment. On many campuses the sole evaluation of online instructors comes from students. Student evaluations can be a valuable tool for improving an online offering, but rarely provide substantive evaluation of an instructor.
This webinar will address factors that should be considered when designing an evaluation process for online instruction, examples of existing criteria for faculty evaluation, and guidance in creating a process for evaluation including an evaluation tool.
After participating in this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Assess the effectiveness of the current evaluation process
- Define objectives for future evaluation of online instructors
- Create an evaluation process for future use
- Create an evaluation tool such as a rubric or checklist for online instructor evaluation