Cohort One 2009-2010
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The first Academy e-Learning cohort met in June 2009. Because there was little time to prepare for the experiment they were about to assume, the teams had yet to grasp the notion of the "community of transformers" they were about to become, nor did they have a clue about the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) which was introduced. Therefore, the start was a bit bumpy. But it didn't stay that way!
Cohort One was comprised of six teams across six colleges from seven departments. By the end of week three they were a dedicated learning community and became a "big team".
To kick off the Academy e-Learning, Dr. Jim Julius from San Diego State was invited to deliver a keynote speech. He talked about developing curriculum that engaged all students.
Comments from the Cohort identified the need for more preparation up front, such as an early meeting for each team with their chair and dean to communicate expectations and set forth clear goals and objectives.
|Course Title||Faculty Members
|PSYC 101: Principles of Psychology||
|Behavioral and Social Sciences|
|ACCT 202: Introduction to Managerial Accounting||
|EDTE 302: Access and Equity in Education||
|Communication and Education|
|APCG 110: Computer-Assisted Art||
|Engineering, Computer Science and Construction Management|
|ENGL 130: Academic Writing||
|Humanities and Fine Arts|
NSCI 101: Introduction to Earth's Environment
NSCI 102: Introduction to Living Systems
Cohort One Team Interviews
Cohort One team members were asked to describe their experiences for the benefit of faculty applying to be in the 2010-2011 Academy. At the time of these interviews, each team had not yet launched its fully redesigned course, scheduled for the spring 2010 semester. These team members agreed to mentor those who follow and help them along their way.