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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 professional development in online education.           
    • Option 1: Quality Matters (QM) and CCC           
      • QM Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery (TOL)          
      • QM Applying the Quality Matters Rubric (APPQMR)           
      • Introduction to teaching in Brightspace at CCC (BSP 201)   
    • Option 2: Illinois Online Network (ION) (legacy pathway available through December 31, 2020)                      
      • Overview of Online Instruction (OO)                  
      • Instructional Design for Online Course Development (ID)                     
      • Student Assessment in Online Courses (SA)                      
    • Learn more about the learning outcomes for the above courses or if you have training in online instruction other than those described above and are interested in having your coursework reviewed for online instruction at CCC.           
    • Note that in Option 1, Applying the Quality Matters Rubric and Introduction to Teaching in Brightspace at CCC are required courses and will not be waived.        

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 Quality Matters (QM) Courses
           
All CCC faculty preparing to teach online are eligible to take the QM courses & workshops at the discounted member rate. In order to receive the discounted rate, use your CCC employee email address to create your MyQM account and select City Colleges of Chicago Online Learning - District Office (IL) as your affiliation and Higher Education as your program.   
            
Once your account is created, you can register for workshops from the QM professional development schedule.           
            
Contact Dave Brashinger in Online Learning at dbrashinger@ccc.edu for any questions regarding your QM account.   
            
Register for Introduction to Teaching in Brightspace at CCC (BSP 201)
    
Introduction to Teaching in Brightspace at CCC is a three-week, asynchronous, online course facilitated by CCC faculty. You should plan to spend 8-12 hours/week on course activities. There is no registration fee for this course. NOTE: Either the Quality Matters Teaching Online: An Introduction to Online Delivery (TOL) workshop or ION: Overview of Online Instruction (ION:OO) course must be successfully completed prior to starting BSP 201.

           

Register for ION (Illinois Online Network) Courses 

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

The ION schedule is available for viewing.
           
Online Teaching Assignment Agreement            

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

Online Learning Courses                      

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

Upon completion of the required ION courses, contact your Department Chairperson to request a credential review. A list of contacts by discipline is available.                    

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.                       

​​​​​Faculty Professional Development Funds  

For questions and procedures for using professional development funds to pay for online learning courses and workshops, please email the contact listed below for your home campus.
         

​College ​Contact ​Email
​DA ​Crystal Washington ​cwashington59@ccc.edu
​HWC
​Kent Lusk  
    
​klusk1@ccc.edu
​KKC ​Monique Williams ​mwilliams3@ccc.edu
​MXC ​Donnetta Ramsey ​dramsey@ccc.edu
​OHC
​Nicole Alexander         
​nalexander19@ccc.edu
​TR ​Justin Pitre ​jpitre1@ccc.edu
​WR
​Robert Prorok   
​rprorok@ccc.edu
​WR ​Gifty Mensah ​gmensah@ccc.edu
 

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