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Soaring with Online Learning

Soaring with Online Learning (Soaring) is a multi-week faculty development program to prepare Salisbury University faculty to design, develop and deliver courses in a fully online or hybrid environment through the campus course management system, MyClasses. Faculty apply to the program designating the course they plan to deliver as hybrid or online. Priority is given to courses within one of the following foci:

  • General Education courses
  • Gatekeeper courses to undergraduate academic programs
  • High demand courses
  • Graduate program courses

Faculty will attend 3 (three) required meetings:

  1. First day of the program for introductions and discussion on course learning objectives
  2. Mid-program for course design check-in and sharing by cohort
  3. Last day of the program for peer review session of designed courses

The remaining program activity will be delivered in an online (asynchronous) format. Our methodology is to model how an online/remote/hybrid course can be conducted and for each faculty member to experience being an online student. Furthermore, during the program faculty will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with instructional designers in the Instructional Design and Delivery office (ID&D) or the dedicated Academic Instruction Designer for their program/school. Participants will be required to schedule at least one individual session; however, we highly recommend scheduling additional one-on-one sessions since they provide the opportunity to work directly on your online/hybrid course.

The content of the program is presented in modules, called Light Posts, which have been designed to explore salient information regarding education in an online or hybrid environment. Participating faculty will be focusing on the pedagogy of online/hybrid learning, developing an online/hybrid course based on the Quality Matters standards, building a community of colleagues engaged in online/hybrid education and along the way learning about the capabilities of the course management system, MyClasses @ SU.

Details regarding the different topics covered in the program can be found in the below program description. Each cohort is limited to 10 participants, each receiving a $1,000 stipend.

  • Soaring Cohort for Summer and Fall 2024 Courses
    Dates: January 1, 2024 – February 9, 2024
    Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 (late applications will be accepted until the cohort is full).

Contact the Instructional Design & Delivery office at if you have questions regarding this program and would like more detail.