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2015 - 2016 Participants

  • Dr. Maria Barua, School of Management
  • Dr. Chera Cole, English, Speech, and Foreign Languages
  • Dr. Yvette Dye, Dental Hygiene
  • Prof. Niki Fogg, College of Nursing
  • Dr. Kathryn Masten, School of Library and Information Studies
  • Dr. Ratonia Runnels, Sociology and Social Work
  • Dr. William Sit, School of Occupational Therapy
  • Prof. Keri Stoner-Davis, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Program Details

Offered in July, this program is a venue for new online instructors to learn about course design, develop relationships with instructional designers, and become acquainted with current strategies being used online by TWU colleagues. The program begins with an interactive four-week online course in which instructors begin to build major course elements with emphasis on planning, designing, and managing four key types of students’ interactions in an online course.

  • Interactions with instructors
  • Interactions with technology
  • Interactions with course content
  • Interactions with classmates

After the first four weeks, instructors work individually with instructional designers during the fall and spring semester to complete the design process. Participants complete the program when their online course successfully meets the Quality Matters standards after an informal review process.


The program is aimed at full-time faculty new to TWU without experience teaching in the online environment. Faculty with previous online teaching experience will not be considered for the program. Each participant will receive a $1,500 stipend upon fulfillment of project requirements.

Application Process

Department chairs or program heads will notify faculty meeting the eligibility requirements about the program. Completed applications should be sent to the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology, P.O. Box 425649, Denton, Texas 76204-5649. The TLT office is located in Stoddard Hall, room 313. The application process is closed for the 2015-16 fiscal year.


  • April 1, 2015 – Application opens
  • May 15, 2015 – Application closes
  • May 18 – 22, 2015 – Review applications
  • May 29, 2015 – Notification of acceptance
  • July 6, 2015 (online) – Course opens
  • July 31, 2015 (online) – Course closes
  • August 15, 2015 – Deadline for payroll
  • October 1, 2015 – First payment (Must have completed: 4 week course and all required deliverables)
  • October 1, 2015 – ID check-in, ID offers assistance / checks progress and final objectives / Part 1 Self-review
  • November 2, 2015 – ID check-in and self-review of Essential Standards / Part 2 Self-review
  • December 1, 2015 – ID check-in and self-review of Non-essential Standards / Part 3 Self-review
  • December 31, 2015 – Participant self-review of course (If self-review is not submitted by the deadline, participant is not eligible for second payment)
  • January 2016 – Informal review of course
  • February / April 2016 – Revisions (All work to be completed by March 25, 2016 – March 29, deadline for payroll)
  • May 1, 2016 – Second payment

Questions About the Program

Contact Drs. Lynda Murphy ( or Keith Restine ( by email or call 940.898.3409.

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