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UH ONLINE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Reimagining Online Learning

Applications are now open for the 2023 cohort!

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Welcome to the UH Online Professional Development (UHOPD) Program!

This award-winning, flagship professional development program launched in 2018 to support the University of Hawaiʻi’s desire to increase flexible opportunities for residents to earn a college degree while working and raising their families. Faculty interested in redesigning or developing a new course into an accelerated format or early college focus that aligns with quality standards are provided with instructional design support and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers.

Note:  The “UH Online Professional Development Program: Reimagining Online Learning,” formerly known as “UH Online 5-Week PD,” has been renamed as a result of program expansion to include additional focus areas (e.g. 5 weeks, 8 weeks, Early College). The former UH Online 5-Week PD page (2018-2021 cohorts) has been relocated under the “Archived Programs” submenu.

UHOPD Program Over the Years

Benefits of Participating

Grow Professionally

Gain new insights, perspectives, and skills focused on online teaching and learning.

Personalized Support

Receive personalized support from experienced instructional designers.

Network and Collaborate

Opportunities to network and collaborate with peers across the UH system.

Access to Resources

Access to resources designed especially for accelerated and early college courses.

Free QM Workshop

Free access to the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR) workshop ($220 value).

Receive a Digital Badge

Participants who successfully complete the program receive a digital badge and an official completion letter.

Thank you again, this was such a great experience. All instructors should be taking this course!!!

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Instructor 2020 Cohort

Wow, I am thoroughly impressed with the level of organization of the online materials. I know that should be standard, but not all classes have presented such detail -- coming from a self-diagnosed OCD, it's appreciated.

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UH 5-Week Student Fall 2020

This course has also reignited my passion for teaching. I was able to pick up new tools to add to my teaching "tool box". As a student, I was treated respectfully and I always felt that my opinions had value. I have seen a shift in my attitude towards my students because of my positive experience in the 5 week PD. I find myself reaching out more and taking opportunities to encourage my students. I'm sharing my experience so that you know how far reaching this course has been and how much your efforts are appreciated.

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Instructor 2021 Cohort

Thank you very much for all your detailed and helpful comments. I really appreciate all the time you've taken to review my course!

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Instructor Early College 2021 Cohort

I really appreciate the time that you each took to help me get my course ready for the 5-week format. This went far beyond converting my course to a different format, it certainly helped me improve my teaching. You have each been so patient, pointing out what I need to do but always with kindness. You are truly teachers of teachers. 🙂

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Instructor 2021 Cohort

Mahalo for an awesome training. I learned so much and I am no longer intimidated by online teaching.

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Instructor Early College 2022 Cohort

Thank you so much for your help and guidance throughout this entire process, you were such lifesavers!!

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Instructor 2022 Cohort

You all have done a top-notch job and are doing a fantastic service for the university!

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Instructor 2022 Cohort

    E lawe i ke a‘o a mālama, a e ‘oi mau ka na‘auao. He who takes his teachings and applies them increases his knowledge. (Pukui, #328)

    How Do I Sign Up?

    The application for the 2022 UH Online Professional Development Program
    (Accelerated and Early College cohorts) is closed! Applications for the 2023 cohorts will be available mid-October. 

    How Do I Sign Up?

    The application for the 2023 UH Online Professional Development Program
    (Accelerated and Early College cohorts) is now open until Nov. 28, 2022! Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Dec. 16, 2022. Selected participants will not be eligible to teach in the first
    2023 summer session in order to ensure full participation in this PD program.

    Accelerated Cohort

    For faculty teaching accelerated courses (e.g. 5-week, 8-week, etc). Questions may be directed to uhopd@hawaii.edu.

    Accelerated Application (closed)

    Early College Cohort

    For faculty who have taught Early College courses. Questions may be directed to uhopd@hawaii.edu.

    Early College Application (closed)

    Accelerated (AC) Cohort

    For faculty teaching accelerated courses (e.g. 5-week, 8-week, etc). Questions may be directed to uhopd@hawaii.edu.

    Accelerated Application

    Early College (EC) Cohort

    For faculty who have taught Early College courses. Questions may be directed to uhopd@hawaii.edu.

    Early College Application

    2023 UH Online Professional Development (UHOPD) Program Schedule

    • October 17, 2022: Application available.
    • November 28, 2022: Application due.
    • December 12-16, 2022: Applicants notified of acceptance.

    Phase 1
    Program
    Prerequisites

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    • Between January – February, the accelerated cohort will attend a 30-minute Meet & Greet! The Early College cohort will attend a one-hour Orientation in January to interact with Early College alumni, high school coordinators and network with colleagues.
    • Prior to the end of March, complete the Applying the Quality Matters Rubric online workshop.
    • Prior to mid-April, complete the Preparing to Teach Online at UH module.

    Phase 2
    Laulima PD Course & Synchronous Sessions

    UHOPD Phase 2
    • Between May – July, 2023: Complete the intensive UH Online PD Course, which includes 10 required 2-hour synchronous sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays (May 30, June 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, and 30).

    Phase 3
    UH Online Quality Course Design Review

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    2023 UH Online Professional Development Program Detailed Flowchart

    UHOPD Summer Course and Program Flowchart - 2023 UHOPD Program Flowchart

    View the 2023 UHOPD Program Flowchart PDF version of the 2023 UH Online Professional Development Program Detailed Flowchart.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    These FAQs were created for faculty teaching accelerated courses. Please note that this is a working document and the content continues to be revised based upon the most recent updates.

    UH Online Professional Development Related Publications

    Mahalo to Our Collaborators for the Accelerated and Early College Cohorts

    UH Online 5-Week Professional Development Archived Page

    View the archived UH Online 5-Week Professional Development (2018-2021) page containing past cohorts and resources, also located under "Other Archives" in the main menu bar.

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