Considerations for teaching online courses: A resource for faculty associations

Sent on behalf of Mark Rosenfeld


Dear colleagues,


OCUFA’s Online Education Ad Hoc Committee has developed a new resource document for faculty associations on considerations for teaching online courses. Please find a copy attached and in the members area of the OCUFA website here.


The document is designed to help faculty associations think through key issues for university professors and academic librarians regarding online learning. It aims to inform your association about the kinds of challenges that could arise and help you advise and support members who are creating and/or teaching online courses.

The document covers nine issues: course structure, course oversight, academic freedom, remuneration, intellectual property, updating courses, student resources, integrity of examinations and evaluations, and workload and enrolment. A brief description of each issue is provided, followed by a series of questions about that issue. It is a complement to the “e-Learning Bargaining Checklist” that was developed by the OCUFA Collective Bargaining Committee.


If you have any questions about the resource document, please contact Brynne Sinclair-Waters at [email protected].


Best regards,

Mark Rosenfeld


Mark Rosenfeld, Ph.D
Executive Director
Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations
17 Isabella Street
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4Y 1M7
Tel: 416-979-2117 x229
Fax: 416-593-5607
E-mail: [email protected]

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