World Campus Professional Development Resources

In addition to the resources provided by the College, the World Campus provides many valuable professional development opportunities:

  • World Campus Faculty Development offers online courses to provide faculty with an “online student experience” while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom.
  • The Certificate for Online Teaching is a professional development program to prepare for online teaching success. This fully online, five course series provides faculty an “online student experience” while exploring a rich variety of critical topics necessary for mastery in the online classroom.
  • The Penn State World Campus Faculty Convocation is an annual  gathering of online faculty and teaching and learning practitioners to focus on trends and ideas concerning online education. This is an opportunity to create a space for rich dialogue and community especially for those who are often unable to meet face to face.

All Penn State faculty are invited to participate in Faculty Development activities and some academic programs may require faculty to complete one or more of these online offerings. More information on these programs and how to register for courses can be found at the Outreach and Online Education Faculty Development website.