In general, Instructor expectations include:

  • Spending, on the average, between 10-14 hours a week on course instruction.
  • Logging into course regularly (5 days per week) to perform tasks for effective online instruction.
  • Responding to students within 48 hours.
  • Grading assignments promptly.
  • Attending annual face-to-face teacher meetings (usually held in the summer) and participating in monthly professional learning community sessions held online
  • Meeting administrative deadlines on tasks such as:
    • Mid-quarter Progress Reports
    • Quarter/Semester/Year Grades/Comments
    • End-of-session Teacher Survey
    • Senior (or Graduating Student) Pass/Fail Notices (if applicable)
    • Online Course Review (if applicable)
  • Applying best practices for effective online instruction
    • Providing clear guidelines and policies regarding student-instructor communication
    • Promoting student-student cooperation and collaboration
    • Promoting active learning
    • Providing clear expectations
    • Providing prompt, specific and individualized feedback to promote understanding
    • Providing deadlines
    • Setting high expectations
    • Providing multiple forms of learning (written, aural, visual, manipulative, etc.)
  • Having access to high-speed Internet connection
  • Being able to effectively use online tools such as email, forums, web editors, other emerging web 2.0 tools, etc.
  • Being open to learning and applying emerging online instructional tools