The courses are available and delivered on JWL’s Learning Management System - Blackboard. After faculty interest and qualifications are confirmed, the professor will receive a contract and information about log in and password credentials as well as access information. Each course typically has about 15 students, is eight weeks in length, with additional time needed for grading. Professors will need to dedicate about of 10 hours per week to teaching a JWL course.
Professors primarily interact with students through the Blackboard online learning platform. The best forms of interaction occur in the discussion forum and in the faculty responses to assignments. Like all students, the JWL learners desire regular and frequent feedback from and interaction with Professors (responses to students within 48 hours is required). Most courses identify textbooks that support the course content. Wherever possible, the texts are available electronically. In some situations, paper copies of texts are made available to students at the learning centers.
Professors who are interested in teaching JWL Diploma courses are required to possess disciplinary expertise in the subject matter to be taught as well a minimum of a Master's degree from an accredited university. Professors teaching for JWL for the first time are asked to become familiar with the preparatory material in the Faculty Hub a Faculty Preparation and Orientation - in order to gain familiarity with the online course delivery system, obtain information about our students, Ignatian pedagogy and adult learning. Professors are paid a small stipend for each JWL diploma course that they teach. The small stipend is paid after grades for the course are submitted.
If you are interested in becoming a professor, please fill out this online registration form. For more information about becoming a professor, please contact Marie Friedemann at firstname.lastname@example.org