Online Faculty Development Program


Due to the involvement of the Instructional Designers in the Canvas Transition, OFDP will not be offered during summer 2018. Please check back during Spring 2019 for more information on this program.

Program Details

Offered in the summer, 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 five-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 five weeks, instructors work individually with instructional designers during the fall and spring semester to complete the design process. Participants complete the program when their completed 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.


Email Dr. Lynda Murphy or call 940-898-3409.

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