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Hybrid Bootcamp, Winter 2012: Call for Participants

The Center for Teaching & Learning is pleased to invite Queens College faculty to participate in a bootcamp focusing on the development of hybrid courses. Faculty from all academic disciplines are invited to apply, by completing this form:

The deadline to apply is Monday, December 12. (Selected participants will be notified by December 16.)

No experience teaching online is necessary, but participants must commit to teaching one course as a hybrid (at least 50% online) in spring 2012 or fall 2012.  The week-long training will orient participants to online pedagogies, through both face-to-face and online synchronous and asynchronous work.  

Required activities include:

  • two face-to-face sessions on Monday and Tuesday, January 9 and 10 (10am to 6pm), to be held at Queens College;

  • asynchronous activities on Wednesday and Thursday, January 11 and 12: approximately 4 assignments (some of them collaborative) and independent work on the course or courses to be redesigned, due on the final day face-to-face session, January 13;

  • a face-to-face session on Friday January 13 (10am to 6pm), to be held at Queens College.

Bootcamp participants will:

  • have access to sustained technological support and pedagogical advice from the Center for Teaching & Learning;
  • contribute to the College's ongoing development of measurable student learning outcomes;

  • get to learn some of the latest Internet-based tools used in teaching online;

  • learn to develop documentation for demonstrating online teaching effectiveness, useful for reappointment/tenure/promotion;

  • receive a $2,000 stipend (please see constraints on eligibility in note 2, below). 


  1. Space is limited.  If we receive more applicants than we are able to accommodate, selection criteria will include applicants' experience with Internet-based technologies and online pedagogies as well as projected impact of the course or courses that will be hybridized.
  2. Faculty who are on adjunct lines and will be teaching three 3-credit courses during the coming spring semester, and faculty who participated in our June 2010, January 2011, or June 2011 bootcamps are not eligible to receive a stipend but are welcome to participate. 
  3. All faculty participants will need to provide sign-off from their department chair, including the chair's commitment to offering in hybrid form the course or courses that will be developed.  We will seek your chair's sign-off when we notify you about your participation.

Please direct questions to Jean Kelly (

Program organizers: Michelle Fraboni, Fei-Wen Pirovolikos, Rob Garfield, Jean Kelly, Eva Fernández

For more information on hybrid courses:


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