Embry-Riddle Online experiences

Discussion in 'Online & DL Teaching' started by cdhale, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    I had a similar thing happen. I was told that there would be a phone call a week or two before the term began to make sure I was on the right page. The call actually finally got done around week 4 or so. Then in about Week 10, I got an email saying that I had been reviewed and that all was well.

    I also heard from my mentor after the term was over that I am on the list to teach a class starting in Nov, but it hasn't made yet. Apparently, they think it will, but they can't officially give it to me until it has students. I hope it makes.
  2. Princeofska

    Princeofska New Member

    They reconfirmed mine all the way until the start day - So I thought that there must be students, but in the end it never materialized - lol. Oh well, hopefully the next time it does.
  3. SE Texas Prof

    SE Texas Prof Member

    CD Hale,

    Thank you very much for your help and guidance. Your advice and response to a question I posed earlier this year helped me navigate the ERAU Worldwide process. I completed my online training (all 8 weeks worth) last Tuesday. I'm still awaiting the contact from the scheduling folks, but it looks like I will be teaching project management (and possibly logistics).
  4. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    It took them a few weeks to offer me a class, which was about 3 or 4 months away. But I did enjoy it when it came. Still haven't heard about the next one, but it doesn't start until Nov 15, and they can open it up to Nov 14, so I have a wait.
  5. Inconceivable

    Inconceivable New Member

    Can anyone shed some light on the process prior to the online training? I received the message today "your application is complete and has been passed to the next level for processing" from the credentialing department. Apparently the next step is to determine for which classes I can be cleared to teach - and they caution that it can take some time to complete.

    Any ideas on how long this process typically takes and what steps are between this point and online training? Thanks!
  6. cdhale

    cdhale Member

    Well, as I stated at the beginning of this discussion, it took them over 2 years from the "We have your material" to "We would like to put you in a class." I don't know that the deal was in 2008, but I had about 15 back and forth emails where they would ask for something, I would send it, and then not hear from them. I would follow up and they had either never received it or were just waiting on the next "step." Finally, the communication just stopped and I assumed that they had decided not to pursue me any longer.

    2 1/2 years later, I got an email out of the blue, from a different person (I assume a personnel change), saying that they had a class that they wanted to give me, but they needed a couple of things (such as updated resume, etc.). Once we re-engaged, it took about 2 or 3 weeks before I was in a training class.

    Not much help to you, I am sure, but that was how my experience went.
  7. twmapes

    twmapes New Member

    ERAU Adjunct

    I just got hired by ERAU for adjunct faculty and I start the online training next week and I was trying to find out if you get paid for the online training courses. I don't believe so but I thought I would ask. In addition, I was trying to find out what education benefits they offer for adjunct faculty such as free or discounted tuition for adjuncts. Thanks.
  8. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    That might depend on how many hours per week you work or your country of residence, if they hire outside the U.S.

    Here is what they have to say: Benefits of Employment - Embry-Riddle Human Resources

    I believe that APUS has free tuition for employees and a 50 percent tuition rate for spouses.
  9. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    I've taught/teach for several schools (DL and classroom), and the only one that paid for the required faculty training was, ironically enough, considering they seemed to be blamed for everything but the Lindbergh Kidnapping, has been the University of Phoenix.
  10. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    What was your faculty training? Seminars? Role playing shtuff?

    A quick look at the ERAU requirement suggested that it wouldn't be too demanding.
  11. Bruce

    Bruce Moderator

    It was demonstrations of the online classroom, a mock teaching assignment (not real students), then a live course where my faculty mentor was an observer; he had full teacher access, but didn't get involved at all in the public section.

    It was very good, thorough training in my opinion, and the faculty selection and vetting process was no joke at all. The curriculum was also very good, so I've never understood why UoP gets a bad rap, academically. Their tuition costs and marketing strategies certainly invite criticism, but they are academically solid.
  12. decimon

    decimon Well-Known Member

    Okay, thanks. That you liked the training is a good sign.

    UoP is for-profit and that is a millstone. For now, anyway.

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