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July GSOLE Updates

28 Jul 2020 9:23 AM | Daniel Seward (Administrator)

The July Executive Board meeting was busy and productive. Here are some important outcomes:

New Website Address Approved

When GSOLE was first founded in 2016, the most logical domain name, <gsole.org>, was not available. Now it is! The board approved the acquisition of this domain, which will house a refurbished website including fuller member services. The migration will take place early in August 2020.

New Individual Membership Rates Approved

The board approved a new fee schedule for annual individual memberships, which includes reduced rates. Here’s I the new fee schedule:

  • Student/Contingent Members: $20
  • Regular Members (pre-tenure or full-time non-tenured faculty and administrators): $30
  • Sustaining Members (tenured faculty and executive-level administrators: $50

Jude Miller to serve as New Member and Communication Officer

Jude Miller was approved to replace Kim Fahle-Peck as Membership and Communication Officer. We want to welcome Jude, who has also been added to the OLOR editorial board. We also want to express our appreciate to Kim for her excellent service to GSOLE over the past two year. Thanks Kim!

2020-21 Webinar Series Approved

In response to this summer’s vocal demonstrations about the need to address racial inequities head-on, Webinar Co-chairs Jenae Cohn and Mary Stewart have put together an excellent program on antiracist online pedagogies. To see the full list of speakers, please visit the GSOLE Webinar Series home page.

Certification Program Offering a Two-Course Basic OLI Certificate.

Following a successful pilot program this summer, Certification Co-Chairs Kevin Depew and Amy Cicchino proposed a two-course Basic OLI Certificate curriculum for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. The board approved the appointment of instructors for the program. For more information, visit the GSOLE Certification hub.


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