Breakout Session

New to Online Faculty Training Using the 5Ms Model: The Next Generation

Track: Online Learning

Breakout Session V
Fri. 8:20am–9:15am

The key to successfully on-boarding and retaining online faculty is continuing the scaffolded “5Ms Model” (Modeling, Mentoring, Meeting, Maturing, and Maintaining) we begin in our 12-week Online Faculty Training Program.  Through collaboration among Chairs, Deans, the Online Faculty Support Team, and the Office of the Assistant Provost, Online, we take training to the next level in a second structured training opportunity: our New-to-Online Faculty Training. The new program uses our 5Ms to guide faculty in the implementation of technology and multimedia that promote engagement, interaction, and the application of multiple effective practices from rubrics (including QM, USDLA, and Blackboard Exemplary).


DiMarco, Andie    

Andie Johnston DiMarco is the Assistant Dean, Online at Berkeley College. Andie holds a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, an M.A. in English from the University of Maryland College Park, and an M.Ed. in Statistics, Measurement, and Program Evaluation from Rutgers University. She has been teaching for more than twenty years, and started her online teaching career in 1999. She has taught both in the classroom and in online, ITV, and various hybrid formats.  She has taught a wide range of classes, including English, quantitative research methods, and technical writing, and at a wide range of levels, from pre-college transition courses to graduate level writing seminars. She has been responsible for the design, development, and delivery of a variety of education programs for both face-to-face and online degree programs at Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. She served as Vice President of Secondary Education Initiatives at Innovative Designs for Education, coordinating diverse school improvement projects for NJ and NY high schools and colleges and training faculty to teach in the new programs.

Smith, Carol         

Carol Smith is the Assistant Provost, Online at Berkeley College. Carol holds a B.S. in Management from Centenary College and an M.B.A. in Global Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. She has been teaching online, blended, and onsite courses since 2001 in various formats to include accelerated 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 week courses; and 12 and 15 week courses. She has taught a wide range of classes including Business, Management, Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Communication, Human Resources, International Business, Marketing, and Human Resource Management, and Leadership. She has also taught Graduate on site and online courses in Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic Management. She has been responsible for the instructional design and development of undergraduate and graduate courses at several institutions, as well as for training of faculty and students in online teaching and learning. At a former institution, Carol had been the Director of Continuing Studies and Accelerated Programs, with an opportunity to gain experience in Admissions, Advisement, Marketing, Recruitment (external and internal), Training & Development, and the management and oversight of adult programming in collaboration with undergraduate and graduate Chairs.