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The Academy of Art University has established these standards for online instructors to ensure that our students have the best possible educational experience.

  • You can download the attached rubric to use in assessing your own teaching practice vis-à-vis AAU standards.   
  • Teaching coaches will use a version of this rubric in supporting new instructors.

NOTE: The various tasks required to teach online are paid at different rates. Please review the FAQ and tutorial to learn more about how to report your work hours.

Specialized Teaching

  • Standards for Online Workshops
    The Academy’s online workshops are an extension of our online education program. The workshops provide students additional help to ensure that they master fundamental skills, offer tutoring and guidance on course assignments and projects, and provide clarification of concepts and techniques. As with all our online offerings, the success of these workshops depends on the instructors’ regular presence and timely feedback. The standards for workshop instructors conform to the general Online Teaching Standards, described below. In particular, Standard III: Presence in the Online Classroom (see below) is most relevant to workshops. Please review these criteria to make sure you understand our expectations. Talk with your director, if you have questions.

View file
nameAAU Online Teaching Standards—Self Assessment FA2019.pdf

Online Teaching Standards:
Self-Assessment Checklist