EDUCAUSE | Resources | Effective Practice Detail: "Online Faculty Resource Center
Institution: Berkeley College-Westchester Campus
Date Submitted: 9/4/2002
Subject Terms: Faculty Computing Support, Faculty Development
Background/Challenge: Busy faculty members teaching online classes were in need of continuous support, beyond introductory and advanced workshops, open labs, and mentor support. Berkeley College's commitment to continuous online faculty support led to the formation of the Online Faculty Resource Center.
Practice/Solution: Berkeley College's Coordinator of Faculty Support developed the Online Faculty Resource Center, an all-inclusive center that provides ongoing support for online faculty. The center contains information about workshops and open labs; pedagogical and technical suggestions for developing online courses; a sample online course; external links to articles and resources; specific college policies and procedures; and an active discussion board and virtual chat. "