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Preparing for Term Start - Office of Educational Quality & Innovation

Introduction

The Johns Hopkins School of Nursing has over 150 unique courses that are maintained within the Blackboard LMS, with each semester requiring the maintenance of anywhere from approximately 150-230 individual course sections, and management of 2500 – 3500 students records and requests across all course sites. To support these courses and ensure quality across degree programs, our Course Support Team coordinates with approximately 150 full time, part time, and adjunct faculty.

Preparing to Teach: Resources

Reviewing & Submitting Course Materials      Quality Assurance & Course Readiness

Course Site Access/Enrollments & Availability     Maintaining Course Content

   

Getting Started

Major Deadlines for AY 2022

The AY 2022 Major Deadlines for Course Readiness can be reviewed in the chart below. These are the due dates that must be adhered by faculty course coordinators to ensure Course Support Team will have ample time to organize course sites and ensure they are ready for student access. For this reason, it is also incredibly important that anything that is submitted to meet the requirements below (syllabus, rubrics, assignment instructions, etc.) is the finalized version – revisions of submitted materials can cause myriad issues with quality assurance and will be reported to the vice dean and/or program director for further review.

AY 2022 Timeline

Working with the Course Support Team

To allow for streamlining and robust support across degrees and programs, the Course Support Team is currently organized so that each individual team member is responsible for a full program or a set of courses for a track within a program. While faculty may change from semester to semester, the person responsible for the ongoing faculty and student support of the course will remain the same.

Below is a breakdown of which member of the Course Support Team is responsible for a particular track or program. To find contact information for each of the team members below, please visit our Instructional Design & Course Support page.

Course Schedule & Teaching Assignments

In most cases, faculty members should have ample time to prepare to teach their courses, as they should be notified of what courses they are assigned to teach within the full upcoming academic year by the Academic Affairs office and/or their Program Director. This then allows instructors to plan ahead with regards to textbooks, e-Reserves, and making more substantial adjustments to the Blackboard course content.

The most recent version of any current or upcoming semester course schedule can be found on the SON website’s Course Schedules & Descriptions page.

Planning Ahead

In an effort to assist with planning and implementation of revisions and/or major course redevelopment, we provide access to the full calendar for the entire Academic Year on the SON website’s Academic Calendar page. This calendar includes information about when classes begin and end, which national holidays fall during the semester, and when grades are due.  Click below to review the 2022 Academic Calendar.

2021-2022 Academic Calendar