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Teaching Online for the City Colleges of Chicago

Please read the information below to find out how to become an online instructor. Please note that Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College coordinates and manages the instructional delivery of online courses for CCC students and faculty.            

What are the qualifications to teach online?           

  • A Master’s degree that qualifies you to teach the respective course content per the review of Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College in accordance with the City Colleges of Chicago Credential Guidelines.       
  • Successful completion of three Illinois Online Network (ION) courses as online professional development           
    • Overview of Online Instruction       
    • Instructional Design for Online Course Development           
    • Student Assessment in Online Courses           
  • Click here to learn more about the learning outcomes for the above courses or if you have training in online instruction other than those offered through Illinois Online Network and are interested in having your coursework reviewed for online instruction at CCC.      

Note that all three online courses must be completed by midterm of the fall semester for summer and fall courses in the subsequent year, and midterm of the spring semester for spring courses in the subsequent year.  Within the same time frame, a request to your Department Chairperson must also be made to ensure your credentials have been updated.           

Additional recommended courses include            

    • Universal Design Principles for Online Learning          
    • Adapting, Integrating, and Creating OERs for Online Learning        
    • Technology Tools for Online Learning           

Register for ION (Illinois Online Network) Courses

All CCC employees are eligible to take the ION courses at the discounted rate of 150 dollars per course.  In order to receive the discounted rate, use your CCC employee email address to create your account and enter our member code when prompted.  Please contact your college human resources office for the ION member code to receive the discount. 

Click here for for full schedule and to register for ION courses.
Online Teaching Assignment Agreement 

Faculty offered an online teaching assignment must agree to and sign an agreement which outlines requirements for online faculty. Demonstrated adherence to the agreement is required for subsequent assignments to teach online. Click here to review the agreement.          

Online Learning Courses           

To view online learning course offerings, click here to search the current semester schedule.
Credential Review 

Upon completion of the required ION courses, contact your Department Chairperson to request a credential review.  Click here to access a list of contacts by discipline.         

Faculty with official transcripts on file with CCC do not need to resubmit transcripts. Those without official transcripts will be asked to submit them to Academic Affairs at Harold Washington College.