Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Faculty Achievements in Distance Learning

UH Hilo Quality Online Course Design Certification

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The University of Hawaii at Hilo's goal is to assure the high quality and integrity of all online courses and to meet accreditation standards for our online programs. This is accomplished by successfully completing the Quality Online Course Design Certification Program process, a careful and systematic review of an online course using the Quality Online Course Design Review Rubric and facilitated by a member of the UH Hilo Distance Learning Team.

For more information on certifying your online course, refer to the UH Hilo Quality Online Course Certification Program section of the Faculty DL Professional Development webpage.

2021 Quality Online Course Certification Program Awardees

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Patsy Iwasaki
ENG 100 Composition I

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Kirsten Mollegaard
ENG 461 Shakespeare
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Kimberly Russell
ENG 100 Composition I
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Teaching Online Prep Program (TOPP)

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TOPP is an intensive 7-week online program that prepares our faculty to develop and facilitate high-quality online classes. Hosted by Kapʻolani Community College, participants learn about effective online pedagogy and current state, federal and WASC requirements for online classes, practice maximizing key Laulima and Web 2.0 tools, and begin developing their online class site in a supportive community of practice.

For more information, visit the TOPP website.

2021 Cohort

2020 Cohort

TOPP To Go!

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TOPP To Go! is a streamlined version of TOPP which is offered as a 4-week community-based program. The program is still intensive and requires a significant time commitment.

For more information, visit the TOPP website.

2020 Cohort

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Ruthie Clearwater
Nursing

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Leanne Day
English

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Ann Gleason
English

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Jenni Guillen
Biology

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Kirsten Mollegaard
English

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Alexander Nagurney
Psychology

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Yoshiko Okuyama
Japanese Studies

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Michael Skinner
History
Testimonial

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Harry “Keith” Edwards
Computer Science

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Yoshiko Fukushima
Japanese Studies

Preparing to Teach Online at UH (PTTO)

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PTTO is an introductory, self-paced module that was designed by the UH Online Innovation Center (UHOIC) to assist faculty and staff in reviewing a wide range of topics and concepts related to online learning presented in an interactive and engaging online learning environment. Topics such as engaging tools, best practices, distance learning regulations, and policies are covered in this module.

For more information, and to learn how to register, visit the PTTO website.

2020 Cohort

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Yoshiko Okuyama
Japanese Studies

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Julie Adrian
Pharmacy Practice

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Monica Minnitt
European Languages

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Grady Weyenberg
Mathematics

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Cheryl Ganseki
Geology

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Lisa Parr
Marine Science
Testimonial

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Patsy Iwasaki
English

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Patricia Hensley
Nursing

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Seri Luangphinith
English