EPIC is a faculty development program designed to increase an experienced faculty member's mastery of online teaching and pedagogy.
EPIC-110: EPIC Exemplary Course Capstone – A certified EPIC Online Teaching faculty member, with supervisor recommendation, is assigned an instructional designer who will act as a consultant and mentor over a semester in updating an existing online course to achieve exemplary status. In addition to working with the instructional designer, faculty will also be placed in a learning cohort where they share with other faculty their course updates.
The faculty member will focus on four areas in his or her course: improving instructor presence, improving student-to-student engagement, improving content engagement and increasing equity. The instructional designer will help choose four goals that align with these areas and will work with the faculty member during the semester to fulfill these goals.
In order to earn the EPIC Master Online Teaching Certification, a faculty member must successfully complete the following:
EPIC-110 participants create a video tour of their exemplary course upon completion. Some can be seen on this YouTube playlist.