Wilkes Community College congratulates the latest certified online instructors who met certification requirements in December 2017 and January 2018. Online instructor certification means that WCC instructors have met quality online course standards in both course design and instruction. These five instructors join eight others who certified earlier in 2017.

Certification is the second in a two-step process. WCC instructors who teach online first participate in a semester of professional development entitled CORE (Collaborative Online Reflection Experience). CORE is focused on best practices in online teaching, and CORE sessions are led by WCC online instructors who serve as Peer Mentors. Once instructors complete CORE, they are eligible to participate in the certification process. CORE and Online Instructor Certification are part of WCC’s QEP (Quality Enhancement Plan), a SACSCOC (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) initiative. WCC was reaffirmed by SACSCOC in 2016.

Wilkes instructors (l-r): Kim Tetzlaff, lead instructor, customer relations management; Ann Calogero, biology instructor; and Donna Brooks, ACA and math instructor

Ashe instructors (l-r): (L to R): Sharon Mitchell, English instructor and Jessica Roland, early childhood education instructor