Distance Education at College of San Mateo - Faculty Training
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Faculty Training

Regular and Substantive Contact Course

Training opportunities are currently under development. Please contact Tarana Chapple, Dean of ASLT, for assistance.

We have a 5 hour training on our Regular and Substantive Interaction Policy. All faculty are required to complete the 5 hour, self-paced training by fall.

Quality Online Teaching and Learning Course (QOTL) - Level 1

Register for the Summer 2023 Quality Online Teaching and Learning (Level 1) Course Today!

The SMCCCD QOTL - Level 1 course is a 6-week course that will be offered beginning on June 5th. Registration closes on May 21, 2023.

In the course you will complete course activities, readings, and engage in dialogue with your colleagues each week. You are expected to complete all activities within the course, and each activity is designed to acquaint you with the skills necessary to develop your own online course.

Quality Online Teaching and Learning Course (QOTL) - Level 2

Registration for the Spring and Summer 2023 Quality Online Teaching and Learning (Level 2) cohorts will be coming soon!

The SMCCCD QOTL - Level 2 course is a 5-week advanced online teaching training open to faculty, who have been teaching fully online, or hybrid, courses for more than 3 years. Courses are tentatively scheduled for the upcomings dates below:

Spring 2023

  • February 13, 2023 - March 24, 2023
  • April 3, 2023 - May 14, 2023

Summer 2023

  • June 5, 2023 - July 16, 2023
  • June 20, 2023 - July 30, 2023
It is offered fully online asynchronously that builds on QOTL 1 and goes beyond the content in that course. The goal is to invite you to look at one of your existing courses and re-imagine any components that you feel could be improved upon and/or enhanced. This training is designed to fit each of your individual needs by utilizing a Choose Your Own Adventure format.