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Third Overload Policy

Saturday, September 23, 2017

The Provost has approved the following list of professional development for UA-PTC faculty who wish to be eligible to teach a third overload. The training must be completed prior to taking on the additional overload. Please note that these courses last six to nine weeks and have varying start dates. The Coursera options are MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), and are offered according to the schedule.

Approved Courses from

  • An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
  • History and Future of (Mostly) Higher Education
  • Student Thinking at the Core
  • Teaching Character and Creating Positive Classrooms
  • University Teaching 101
  • Advanced Instructional Strategies in the Virtual Classroom
  • Foundations of Teaching for Learning 4: Curriculum
  • Foundations of Teaching for Learning 5: Planning for Teaching and Learning
  • Foundations of Teaching for Learning 6: Introduction to Student Assessment
  • Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects
  • e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age
  • Learning to Teach Online

Getting Results: A Professional Development Course for Community College Educators

In addition to the MOOCs listed above, we will soon have another option that we will be able to run as needed. It will be comparable to the Coursera, but the focus is specifically on community college teaching. It will run for six or seven weeks and include discussion questions and assignments.

After Completion

Once you have completed one of the approved courses, send a copy of your certificate or proof of successful completion to your chair, your dean, and Jayne Pyle, Director of the Professional Development Institute ([email protected]). Your employee file will be updated to reflect that you have completed the requirements for teaching a third overload.

Certificate/Proof of Completion

Please note that, depending on the course you select, you may be offered a chance to pay for a verified certificate. This is not a requirement for our needs. We just need proof that you successfully completed the course.