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Graduate Online Pedagogy & Mentorship Workshop

August 5-9, 2019

The Graduate Net Initiative and the Center for Faculty Excellence invite you to participate in the Summer 2019 Graduate Online Pedagogy & Mentorship Workshop. Faculty currently teaching or planning to teach postbaccalaureate/ graduate courses online are strongly encouraged to participate.

Offered in hybrid form, the week-long workshop (approximately 40 hours of engagement) will offer graduate faculty the opportunity to learn, consider, discuss, and implement best practices proven effective in graduate-level online pedagogy and mentorship.

Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Student and faculty perceptions of online graduate education;
  • Scholarly considerations of graduate-level pedagogy and mentorship, particularly in digital environments;
  • Comparative considerations of undergraduate vs. graduate online course development;
  • Course development, digital tools, and their deployment;
  • Factors affecting online student success at the graduate level;
  • Student support and mentorship in the online graduate environment.

Upon completion of the Workshop, participants will receive a $1500 stipend funded by the Graduate Net Initiative, a U.S. Department of Education Promoting Postbaccalaureate Opportunities to Hispanic Americans (PPOHA) grant project. The Initiative seeks to serve the campus and community by expanding access to our postbaccalaureate academic programs and support services. Our mission is to harness technology to realize equity of access and of outcomes for Hispanic and other under-represented students while bolstering the ability of all our graduate students to succeed academically and professionally. A core aspect of this mission is to support and expand online graduate programs and bolster faculty-student relationships through the delivery of cutting-edge faculty training on digital graduate pedagogy and mentorship.

Program Requirements

  • Completion of a pre-workshop survey assessing needs;
  • Completion of one of two asynchronous QOLT ( training available June 3-July 21 (or proof of prior completion);
  • Attendance and participation in all face-to-face interactions;
  • Enrollment in the workshop’s course on Blackboard and participation in all online interactions;
  • Completion of a post-workshop survey assessing the workshop and the various topics covered.


To apply to the workshop, please follow the link or visit our registration page:

Priority will be given to applications submitted by Friday, May 24, 2019.

For further information, please contact Dr. Maritere López, Project Director, at