Workshop Date(s)

Date(s): August 7th - 20th, 2023

Facilitator Information

Susan Ko, Ph.D


Workshop Information

Online Asynchronous

Preparation for Teaching Online (PTO)

A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty.

Description: We invite faculty to register for a two-week, asynchronous, instructor-facilitated workshop, “Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty,” developed by CUNY School of Professional Studies and offered by the Lehman’s Office of Online Education. Faculty scheduled to teach online should complete the workshop and then schedule a consultation with the Office of Online Education staff for additional support.

To better serve our students and to be in compliance with the New York State Education Department requirements for distance education offerings as well as the Interregional Guidelines for the Evaluation of Distance Education Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions by the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA), faculty teaching online need to complete the essential training for teaching online, a two-week online workshop "Preparation for Teaching Online: A Foundational Workshop for CUNY Faculty."

  1. The workshop models effective design and facilitation skills and addresses pedagogical approaches to teaching online and hybrid, as well as the organization and management of an online class.
  2. This is a fully online, asynchronous workshop; faculty do not need to be on campus or online at specific times during the day.
  3. Please note that there is a limited capacity for the workshop session.
  4. Priority is given to faculty teaching online the semester following the workshop and faculty teaching on the fully online program.
  5. Faculty will need their supervisor's (chair's) approval before they register.


  1. Faculty are eligible for payment (up to $550 total) upon successful workshop completion. Please note that in order for faculty to be eligible for a payment, faculty need to be scheduled to teach a total of two online or hybrid courses within the two semesters following the workshop at Lehman College.
  2. The payment is based on 10 hours at their NTA (non-teaching adjunct) rate, facilitated through a Continuing Education Teacher (CET) appointment.

Facilitator Bio(s)

Susan Ko Bio: Dr. Susan Ko has more than 20 years of online teaching and faculty development experience, and has authored four editions of Teaching Online: A Practical Guide, a leading book in the field of online teaching, published by Routledge where she is also series editor for the Best Practices in Online Teaching and Learning series.   She has been responsible for the training of faculty and supporting online education at several institutions, where she has also taught humanities and Asian Studies in several course modalities. At CUNY, she was previously Director, Faculty Development & Instructional Technology at CUNY SPS, taught in the History department and was Associate Director of the Office of Online Education at Lehman, where she currently serves as Faculty Development Consultant.

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