While we continue to recognize the immense value of traditional forms of teaching, and strongly support the continuation of direct instructor-student engagement, it is clear that the landscape of teaching is changing and that e-learning can be an immensely valuable resource. Keeping in mind our principal mandate to advance public education and train Arts students in key disciplinary skills, the following recommendations and priorities are suggested by the working group based on its research and the feedback our members received.
- The Faculty should develop and publish a Statement of Principles and Code of Conduct
- Departments and units should define their disciplinary E-literacy
- The Faculty should ensure that instructors have access to classroom infrastructure
- The Faculty should implement a Digital Mentors website and colloquium series
- The Faculty should work with Desire2Learn to customize the Learning Management System to meet our needs
- The Faculty should develop a strategy on Massive Open Online Courses
- The Faculty should offer resources and incentives to instructors using e-learning methods