EFSC Online Steering Council
The Online Steering Council's (OSC) mission is to provide consistent direction for and college-wide coordination in the development, implementation, and maintenance of online and blended learning to improve student learning and success.
To stay current with trends and best practices in online learning, the OSC examines critical topics and recommends academic and student support procedures to the College faculty and administrative leadership.
For questions about the OSC contact Dr. Laura Dunn, OSC Chair, at email@example.com or 321-433-5168.
Dr. Laura Dunn
Dr. Laura Earle
Dr. Dustin Files
Dr. Holly McKnight
Dr. Phil Simpson
Dr. Ramona Smith
The Online Steering Council and members of its Working Groups collaborate with various EFSC departments to ensure resources are available to faculty, staff, and students involved in online and blended learning. Resources included here are designed to enable instructors and students as they undertake the unique challenges and responsibilities of online learning.
Online Quality Standards
Open Educational Resources to support teaching and learning
Master Courses: These turn-key Canvas courses can be copied into an empty course shell as a starting point, with select elements that can be modified or added by the instructor.
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- Apply to become a Master Course Developer
Please note that for meeting minutes prior to August 2021 the council was referred to as the Online Steering Committee.
OSC Working Groups
The working groups of the OSC examine critical topics and best practices involving online and blended course design and delivery. The working groups are comprised of faculty, staff, and administration, and they consider all stakeholders involved in online and blended learning as they make recommendations for policy and procedures to the OSC.
Blended Learning Working Group
The Blended Learning Working Group considers new ways to use blended, hybrid, or flex learning in EFSC courses to benefit student learning and engagement.
Chair: Ilana Grimes
Master Course Working Group
The Master Course Working Group leads EFSC’s efforts to create quality Canvas courses for online use. Master Course elements can effectively work in blended and face-to-face courses or as instructor resources.
Chair: Dayla Nolis
New Online Teaching Technologies Working Group
The New Online Teaching Technologies Working Group vets new and soon-to-be available technology to ensure EFSC consider the newest systems, processes, and resources for online and blended learning.
Chair: Bianca Parker
Online Faculty Professional Development Working Group
The Online Faculty Development Working Group researches and creates faculty development resources specifically designed for online and blended learning instructors to ensure they are ready to face the demands online teaching can bring.
Chair: Dr. Ramona Smith
Online Quality Standards Working Group
The Online Quality Standards Working Group creates and reviews the standards for online learning at EFSC. The working group researches best practices and the technology in use at the college to ensure standards meet the needs of students. As of September 2021, the Online Quality Standards Working Group is in ad hoc status.
Chair: L.J. Lee
Open Educational Resources Working Group
The Open Educational Resources Working Group leads the exploration and adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER) at EFSC. OERs can be used as part of any learning opportunity and are not limited to use in online or blended learning scenarios. The working group communicates with students, staff, faculty, and administration about the benefits of OER use and researches new available resources.
Chair: Marian Smith