Are there new expectations for faculty teaching remotely this spring?
Yes, all faculty who are teaching a remote or hybrid course in spring 2021 are expected to conduct a self-review of their remote courses using the Open SUNY Course Quality Review (OSCQR) rubric.
New Paltz faculty should rely on the streamlined local version of the OSCQR rubric, which can be found at this link.
The OSCQR self-review is designed to help faculty update and improve their courses if needed to meet best practices and to identify any areas where they may need to reach out for additional support.
Additionally, any faculty who are teaching fully asynchronous courses and have not been previously certified to teach online are required to turn in their OSCQR review to their Chair, Associate Dean, or Dean (as determined by their school/college) so that they can get additional support for any assistance needed.
If course remediation is needed, the self-evaluation may be additionally submitted to the instructional design team so they can tailor their support. Your chairs will be provided a spreadsheet of previously certified faculty to assist in the event there are any questions.