TOP FLIGHT Gold Certificate
While participation in the TOP FLIGHT Workshops is mandatory, participation in the TOP FLIGHT Gold Certificate program is optional. To earn the Certificate, a faculty member must
- complete the four workshops;
- complete the Online Teaching Proficiency Instruction and Assessment;
- during a subsequent semester within a calendar year of completing TOP FLIGHT, receive a satisfactory review of a selected online or hybrid course by the Academic Technology Specialist and the faculty member’s Division Chair using the TOP FLIGHT rubric;
- present to the faculty member’s Division or a larger audience some application of optimal teaching or interactive technology in the online environment OR serve as an Optimal Online Teaching Mentor to an adjunct faculty member for a semester.
When these requirements are demonstrated, the faculty member will be awarded Thomas University’s TOP FLIGHT Gold Certificate and a $100 stipend.