Structured Training for Online Teaching (STOT)
Structured Training for Online Teaching (STOT) is offered by the San Mateo County Community College District for the district's faculty (full-time or part-time). Faculty who are interested in learning about techniques for teaching online, the use of our course management system, and exchanging ideas and tips are welcome to participate. STOT Classes are arranged by the STOT Taskforce, a subcommittee of DEAC, with the assistance of the senate. Training is sponsored by the Office of Vice Chancellor, Educational Services and Planning and coordinated by the District Distance Education Coordinator. Participating faculty must apply through their dean's office. Faculty who complete the program receive a stipend.
Announcement STOT I: The STOT I Class of 2010 graduated with a graduation rate of 96% (22 out of 23). All graduating faculty received a signed congratulatory certificate from Chancellor Ron Galatolo, a stipend, and a congratulation letter from Tania Beliz and Jing Luan, DEAC Co-chairs. Jing visited with the faculty on the last day of STOT I and found the faculty to be very engaged, even though they had just travelled to class on a day with the worst weather conditions imaginable. DEAC commended Pete Bruni, District Distance Education Coordinator, for doing a terrific job coordinating the training.
Announcement STOT II: The 2010-11 STOT II Class completed its last meeting on March 11, 2011. Graduates were very happy with the training and requested more. Plans are underway to offer the next level of STOT as well as preparatory mini-STOT seminars and workshops. Stay tuned.
STOT Program Details:
STOT Alumni (2007 through Fall 2012)