Activity Calendar

Madara Mason

Madara Mason's hats include painter, graphic designer, Instructional Designer, faculty educator, English Instructor, food blogger, and Oxford Comma Aficionado. If she's not in front of an easel, she's in front of a screen, or in front of a classroom. Her motto is "If you're not having fun, you're probably doing it wrong."

The following is a tentative outline of expected activities. Nominees are selected in the fall and expected to develop and implement their projects over the course of the academic year.

Mentor’s Welcome – A previous CITE Fellow will make contact with you to welcome you as a  Fellow. Establishing this relationship will be important in the coming months.

Innovation Lab. At this event we will share our goals and priorities and help you establish your own. Structured workshop activities will help you understand how we define “innovation” and current trends in elearning. Additional activities will push Fellows to generate many possible areas of interest for innovation. We will help you uncover what you’re most passionate about, who you are as an educator, and what you bring to the table as a CITE Fellow. If you get stuck in this part of the process, we will work with you for as long as it takes to help you come up with ideas that are both exciting and plausible.

Chancellor’s Discussion  – This is a discussion group with the Chancellor in attendance where you will be able to discuss how the ideas you developed during Boot Camp have evolved and how those ideas can be integrated into the mission of UAF. This will also be a great time to reconnect with your mentor.

Development Sprint – Instructional Designers will lead you through the process of identifying obstacles to accomplishing your goals, how to leverage your idea to garner support from administration, and create a step-by-step plan for getting your idea from the planning stage to the delivery stage.

Designer Partnerships & Contracts – By now you will have discovered which of the Instructional Designer(s) will be good partners for you, what your timeline looks like, and how you will accomplish your goal. You, your Designer, and other interested parties will put your plan in writing to show commitment to delivering on specific goals. Elearning may advocate on behalf of some faculty to garner additional institutional support if necessary.

Partner University Colloquium – Your project is becoming a reality and during this discussion group with faculty at another institution you’ll be able to discuss what you’re doing a bounce your ideas off similar minds at another University.

During this six month period, UAF eCampus will provide its assistance in getting your project or course fully developed. Your Instructional Design partner will help you develop materials, troubleshoot, code, design graphic elements, research, or otherwise assist you in getting the final product ready for delivery.

Project or Course Deployment and Management – Your course or project is now ready for delivery. We’ll help you get the final pieces into place before your deadline arrives.

Mentoring Activities – Now that you’ve gone through the process of planning, developing, and delivering a potentially innovative project, we will set up opportunities for you to act as a mentor to incoming CITE Fellows.

Publication & Presentation – Since these projects and courses are experimental, we want you to document and share your experience through formal public discourse. We can find opportunities for you to publish through our channels or we’ll help you find places to publish and present your experience.

iTeach Presentations – Sharing what you have (or are) learning about the field is important to you and your colleagues. We’ll help you prepare a short presentation to deliver during one of our iTeach workshops.

Faculty on TAP – UAF eCampus will help you schedule one of these informal discussion groups, we’ll provide pizza and drinks, and even send one of our Instructional Designers as backup for the event. Faculty on TAP sessions are a great way for you to demonstrate service to your University.

To see more on what you get in return for participating in these activities, see “Faculty Benefits“.