Kassia Hands UpAbout the Online Certified Faculty Developer Course:
Faculty development is a good investment. Faculty development creates income and reduces costs. Professionally trained faculty are able to use their time more effectively, teach hybrid and online courses, as well as face-to-face and are more apt to adjust to new technologies and pedagogical strategies.
In the increasingly competitive environment facing higher education in the years ahead, your institution cannot afford to fall behind in teaching quality.
When you send your faculty developer to become a Certified Faculty Developer, that person improves the professional development of your staff, resulting in an enormous Return on Investment (ROI) for your entire faculty. Faculty development enhances the quality of your entire faculty.
You also receive:

  • The Faculty Development Manual
  • Readings and Study Guide
  • PowerPoint slide shows on faculty development and online teaching topics to present to faculty at your institutions
  • Strategies and techniques not found anywhere else

Feb. 10 – April 3, 2020
Week 1: Practices for the Online and F2F Classroom
Week 2: Understanding Learning Styles
Week 3: Continual Engagement: Fostering Online Discussion
Week 4: Designing Visuals for Deeper Learning
Week 5: Designing Multimedia for e-Learning
Week 6: New eTools for Developing Content Objects
Week 7: Assessment and Retention
Week 8: Designing Hybrid Courses
Week 9: CFD Exam
Why you should participate:
The program is designed for anyone on your faculty or staff who is engaged in faculty development. Whether faculty development is a full-time position, a part-time position or a part of an administrator’s duties, this training and designation is relevant. Deans and other decision makers will also benefit from getting the most advanced, comprehensive and intensive professional development available in faculty development.
The goal of LERN’s Faculty Developer certification is to prepare faculty developers to assist faculty in improving instructional quality at their institutions.
About the Instructors: 
Diana L. Howles is a leading instructional designer and trainer in multimedia and eLearning. A former instructor at both public and private academic institutions, she brings over 20 years of experience in the field of education and training. Howles is currently owner and president of Howles Associates, LLC., specializing in multimedia communication solutions such as visual design and presentations. Her clientele includes government, corporate, financial and academic institutions. She has a M.A. from Colorado State University and holds an undergraduate degree in communication and business. She delivers keynotes and workshops and various national and regional conferences and events.
Kassia Dellabough, Ph.D., is director, Office of Professional Outreach & Development for Students, School of Architecture & Allied Arts, University of Oregon, Eugene. She teaches a wide array of subjects ranging from Applied Creativity: Thinking Outside the Box, to Presentation Skills and Portfolio Development. She currently teaches a general education Art and Human Values course both face-to-face and online. She was one of the pioneer faculty to teach online at the university in 1997 and serves as a mentor for faculty across campus for online teaching.
Dan Belhassen is an expert in web technology. He is a writer and does training and consulting all over North America on the topic. He is the founder of Neovation, an internet technology company located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. His company is involved in a range of technology services, including building eTools and online learning modules, web design, online classroom design, and server hosting. He has more than 600 clients on four continents. He spends about three hours each day researching web technology and is a popular instructor on the topic.
Mary I. Dereshiwsky, Ph.D., COI, is a leading authority on online teaching and creator of the concept and practice of ‘continual engagement’ in online teaching. She has taught thousands of faculty about teaching online, has critiqued hundreds of online courses, and heads up the advisory board of the Certified Online Instructor (COI), the leading designation for online faculty in higher education.
Julie Coates is the author of the pioneering book, “Generational Learning Styles” and co-author of the new book, “The Pedagogy of the 21st Century.” She also teaches faculty about generational learning styles in the University of South Dakota graduate program in adult and higher education. She has taught faculty on campus, does consulting with educational institutions, and is a highly sought speaker for conferences and presentations. She is an authority on demographics, gender, the brain, and students with Asperger’s. Her keynote speeches and sessions on trends and generational learning styles have garnered rave reviews and standing-room-only crowds. She has conducted seminars in Australia, Europe, Canada and throughout the United States. Coates has spoken at Radcliffe and has been on PBS television.
William A. Draves is a nationally known authority on teaching online. He is author of “Advanced Teaching Online,” and “How to Teach Adults,” the most popular book on the topic. He has taught more than 8,000 faculties about teaching online. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BBC, NPR and other national media, have interviewed him. He does writing, consulting, speaking and on-site faculty development. He has keynoted conferences and given presentations in Russia, Japan, Australia, Europe, U.K., Mexico, and throughout Canada and the United States.
Registration information:
The registration fee is $995 for the first person. Register a second person from your institution for just $695.
Registration information:
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Complete the registration form and mail it to:
LERN Registration
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River Falls, WI 54022 U.S.A
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