This fall, the California Virtual Campus (CVC) is hosting a professional development series designed to prepare you for designing and teaching more equitable online classes. The series, called “Fall into Humanizing Online Teaching: A Pathway to Equity” runs from September through November and is open to all California community colleges faculty and staff. 

Prior to COVID, 28 percent of total student headcount in the California Community College system was generated by online courses. Now online courses are part of every faculty member’s teaching and every student’s academic pathway. This series will help faculty create excellent online courses that increase inclusivity, close equity gaps, foster trust and challenge students to achieve their full potential.

Through a series of live events, CVC’s Michelle Pacansky-Brock will guide participants through the creation of eight research-based, humanized online teaching elements that aid in the designing and teaching of inclusive online classes. These elements help design courses that welcome all students and value diversity as an asset, while leveraging human presence to cultivate identity safety in the online environment.

This @ONE series is designed with maximum flexibility, providing faculty with options to support their individualized goals.

  1. A la Carte Attendance: Participants can register for and attend as many live sessions as they like for free. All session archives will be shared publicly on the CVC and @ONE websites.
  2. Earn a Digital Badge: Participants can register for and attend all sessions and create the eight humanizing elements for their online course. For $150, this option involves self-enrolling in a supplemental course, completing assignments independently and applying feedback from members of the CVC team. 

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