Online Class Visit

The Online Class Visit Process

 An Overview...

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The purpose of the Online Class Visit is to provide Collin College’s instructional supervisors with a method of observing how faculty have implemented their online courses to:

a) Encourage the creation/development of an effective learning environment for the enrolled students;

b) Engage enrolled students in a manner that encourages active participation in the class and active engagement with the course content;

c) Provide effective and ongoing feedback regarding student performance in the course; and

d) Provide appropriate course structure and organization that supports the delivery of the prior three elements.

History & Origins

In Spring and Summer 2019, Associate Deans and Directors are encouraged to pilot the evaluation of online courses using the new form to provide feedback on its usefulness and to provide suggestions for adjustments that may need to be made to either the form or the process. Beginning in the Fall of 2019, those faculty members that routinely teach online courses should be scheduled to have at least one of their online courses evaluated using the new Online Class Visit Form to include in the next Multi-Year contract review application.

Developing an alternating schedule of class visits for online courses and face-to-face courses should be a goal of all division offices for those FT and PT faculty teaching online courses on a regular, periodic basis (e.g. every year or every other year). Ultimately, there should be effective evaluation and feedback of faculty performance in all course delivery methods utilized by a faculty member over time (i.e. Incorporate visits to Lab sessions and clinical sessions as  well as lecture sessions; include visits of online, hybrid and face-to-face class sessions, etc.).

Online Class Visit Form (For Reviewers and Faculty)

Associate Deans: Process for Conducting an Online Visit

Faculty: Resources to Prepare for an Online Class Visit

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