Faculty Services

The mission of MTSU Online Faculty Services is to support the provision of quality academic instruction to any student no matter their age demographic, geographic location, or where they are in their journey to a diploma. 

We are committed to providing high-quality distance/alternative educational experiences for our students and are endorsed by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).  MTSU faculty can develop and teach a variety of alternative delivery courses, and information highlighted throughout this section will help you determine the types of courses to develop and offer to your students. 

How We Can Help 

MTSU Online has supported faculty in the development and design of online and hybrid courses for more than 20 years.  A variety of resources and services are available to support your efforts.    

Instructional Designers 

Instructional Designers (IDs) are available for individual consultations, department/program faculty development sessions, and responding to D2L integration concerns. We are student-focused and committed to promoting learning through authentic assessment, experiential learning, and creating engaging learning opportunities. 

To promote best practices in online education, we work with our distinguished faculty and other experts throughout the course development process to ensure student success.  

Instructional and Development Training 

Faculty new to online course development are required to complete training on the MTSU-supported learning management system, Desire2Learn (D2L), prior to course development.  Completion of the "MTSU Online Instructor Certification" is available through D2L self-registration.  

Online Faculty Mentor (OFM) 

Our Online Faculty Mentors support our teaching faculty in a variety of ways including peer review and feedback, sharing examples, and other mentoring activities. Online faculty are encouraged to connect with these mentors throughout their online teaching experiences.