Faculty Training Requirements

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As an educational institution, PSCC is committed to the quality of our students’ learning, regardless of location or means of delivery. Given the critical role of instruction in the learning process, PSCC has documented the faculty skills and requirements uniquely applicable to the online teaching environment. These requirements are intended to support high-quality student learning and to clarify expectations for faculty interested in joining our online faculty community. Faculty desiring to teach in the online environment are required to complete the following PSCC training:

PSCC Brightspace Training – Level 1

All Pellissippi Faculty, full-time and adjunct, are required to complete the Level 1 Instructor Training Course. This is an online, self-paced course that provides an introduction to the core Brightspace (D2L) tools utilized by both online as well as face-to-face faculty.

To register for the Level 1 course, contact:

PSCC Online Instructor Training – Level 2

Faculty wishing to teach online course sections are also required to complete the Level 2 Instructor Training Course. This is a four-week online course offered at scheduled times throughout the year. The primary focus of the course is to foster effective communication and engagement in the online course environment.

To register for the next Level 2 course, contact:

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Dr. Paul Ramp, Director



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