You can now access workshop material through The Hub: A Virtual Space for Teaching Resources Developed by MC Facultynew window.
The Hubnew window is the result of a collaborative effort among ELITE, the faculty Program for Active
Learning in STEM (PALS) and Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM (TIDES).
It is intended to serve as an online repository of teaching tips and strategies created
by Montgomery College faculty and to provide a virtual space for faculty to discuss
innovative teaching ideas.
For all your need-to-know information about copyright, please visit the Copyright homepagenew window.
What is the TEACH Act?
Copyright law provides educators with a separate set of rights in addition to fair use, to display (show) and perform (show or play) others' works in the classroom. These rights are in Section 110(1) of the Copyright Act and apply to any work, regardless of the medium. View the TEACH Act pagenew window for more information.
Montgomery College Distance Education Course Definitions (PDF, ) - The Distance Education course definitions as of September 2015.
MC Faculty Handbook (PDF, )
On-campus Requirements for Online Faculty (PDF, ) - a recommendation from the Distance Education Task Group (DETG) regarding on-campus requirements for online faculty.
Quality Matters (PDF, ) - Montgomery College Believes Quality Matters in Online Instruction.
Professional Development Master Plan 2018 - 2020 (PDF, ) - the driving vision of the Employee Professional Development Master Plan is to foster participation and remove obstacles so as to provide a rich eco-system of life-long learning opportunities.
Professional Development Master Plan 2018 - 2020 Recommendations and Updates (PDF, ) - the driving vision of the Employee Professional Development Master Plan is to foster participation and remove obstacles so as to provide a rich eco-system of life-long learning opportunities.
The following documents have been approved by the Montgomery College leadership of both AAUP and management.
Common Course Project (PDF, )
Course Standards (PDF, ) - Standards for Online Courses at Montgomery College.
E-Learning Side Letter (PDF, ) - The understanding reached between the College and the Chapter regarding distance education course offerings.
Faculty Leave from Distance Education Courses (PDF, ) - Leave for faculty teaching DE courses. Approved by Ms. Paula D. Matuskey, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic & Student Services.
On-Campus Testing for Distance Education Students (PDF, ) - Attached please find a recommendation for faculty teaching on line or blended classes who prefer to have their students come to a specific campus assessment center to complete tests. Recommendation was approved by Deans and the Distance Education Advisory Group and signed by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on Oct. 4, 2016.
Resolution of Issues Concerning Faculty Training and Demonstration of Competency (PDF, ) - Memorandum on issues related to faculty training and competency demonstration.
Ideas for Online and Blended Course Syllabi (PDF, ) - suggests items to add to the syllabus of an online or blended course. The document is based on the current Montgomery College Syllabus Template from the 2009-2010 MC Faculty Handbook. This companion document contains sample text that can be copied into your syllabus. Edit the text as needed to fit your course and teaching style.
The MC Library is now offering information literacy guidance directly in your Blackboard course. View the Blackboard Integration Flyer (PDF, ) for more information.
Distance Education Support
To request Library instruction or other support for Distance Education students, please contact Jenny Hatleberg. Information is also available on the Library’s pagenew window.
Jenny Hatleberg, Distance Education Librarian, 240-567-1685
You can also contact the librarian at each campus for additional support with any resources and services you may need.
Vickie Drake, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus, 240-567-7104Faculty Library Servicesnew window
The Teaching and Learning Committeenew window, part of the College’s Student Success Network, aims to engage both full-time and part-time faculty in transforming teaching and learning.
ELITE Professional Day Conferencenew window
This conference offers many opportunities for professional development and networking and is available to part-time faculty (credit and non-credit), full-time faculty, and instructional staff.
Love of Teaching Conferencenew window
Celebrate your love of teaching and the power of storytelling for engaging students with your MC colleagues!
Microcredentials at MCnew window
The College is pleased to offer program, unit, and discipline areas the opportunity to create microcredentials. Microcredentials, also known as “badges,” are ways of certifying that a list of specific competencies or skills has been achieved.
Presidential Innovation Leadership Institute
The Presidential Innovative Leadership Institute (PILI) is designed to offer faculty, staff and administrators the opportunity to participate as a cohort to enhance or advance their level of leadership.
Professional Day Conference
A half-day professional development conference for all full- and part-time faculty and instructional staff.
Professional Development Alignmentnew window
Goals and initiatives for MC 2025 Strategic Master Plan, Academic Master Plan, etc.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Open Pedagogy Fellowshipnew window
This Open Pedagogy Fellowship sponsored by ELITE is designed to assist faculty with creating three renewable assignments (all of which will have a Creative Commons license).
Blackboard Collaborate is built specifically for live, multi-media, and many-to-many collaboration. Whether you have two students—or two hundred—Blackboard Collaborate enables world-class communication, collaboration, and education that transforms teaching and learning. For more information, see the Blackboard Collaborate website.
Make your LMS digital content more accessible with Blackboard Ally.
- Integrates seamlessly with Blackboard Learn, Instructure Canvas, Self-hosted Moodle, Open LMS, and D2L Brightspace
- Automatically checks course materials against WCAG 2.1 accessibility standards
- Provides students with accessible alternative formats such as audio and electronic braille
- Delivers guidance to instructors to improve accessibility of their course content
Visit Ally for Learning Management Systems Helpnew window for additional information.