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Faculty Toolkit

CPOT Course

An online course creates an entirely different learning environment that requires the instructor to rethink the pedagogy and learning strategies. In 2014-2015, the Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT) has been working with seven faculty members from colleges to explore existing online teaching programs/certificates from other institutions and we have successfully designed SXU’s own teaching certificate course, Certificate of Preparedness for Online Teaching (CPOT), which is designed for SXU faculty members who are interested in making online teaching an important part of their academic careers. 

CPOT Course

SXU CPOT course is designed to introduce you to the effective practices of online teaching and learning. You will have a unique opportunity to experience online learning as a student, and this first hand experience is crucial to help you develop a sense of what works and what doesn’t work and why with online teaching. 

You will learn how to plan, design, and build your online course as well as how to interact and communicate with your students: all within the online environment. As a student in this course, you will bring the expertise in subject matter and in face-to-face pedagogy; our job is to prepare you to translate your expertise from face-to-face classroom instruction to effective teaching in an online environment. CPOT will be taught by SXU faculty members with extensive online teaching experience. Center for Instructional Design and Academic Technology (CIDAT) personnel will also facilitate this course.

Testimonies from SXU faculty members who have taken CPOT

Saint Xavier University is offering this six-week online course, CPOT to all SXU full-time and adjunct faculty every summer. Please contact Yue Ma (ma@sxu.edu) if you would like to know more information about this course.