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DOTS is offered in a cohort model. If you or your department/school/college is interested in participating in DOTS, please contact GianMario Besana at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-362-5554.
Start Date: June 14th
End Date: July 2nd
For Summer 2021, DOTS will be offered in a fully online format and may include an optional, face-to-face kickoff meeting on Monday, June 14th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. This meeting will only take place if government regulations and DePaul's own internal guidelines provide a path for safe group gatherings by this time.
This in-person meeting would be completely optional and will not include activities or presentations that are essential parts of the DOTS curriculum. It would simply serve as an informal opportunity to connect with other DOTS participants, discuss online teaching challenges, and preview upcoming DOTS activities.
Summer DOTS will include a limited number of video conference meetings, but participants will have the option to watch recordings if they are unable to attend in real time. These video conferences will include a series of Q&A sessions with DOTS alumni during week two and a video conference during week three to review tools and techniques for online collaboration. We'll offer these sessions at multiple times so you can choose the time slot that works best for you and plan accordingly.
The DOTS team will share additional details on all meeting logistics several weeks before the program begins.
Start Date: November 29th
End Date: December 17th
For December 2021, DOTS will likely be offered in a fully online format, but the training may include face-to-face meetings. These meetings will only take place if local guidelines allow for group gatherings and attendees have received a COVID-19 vaccine and/or tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies.
The application for December DOTS will open by summer 2021. Additional details regarding meeting times will be provided by that time.
This program is coordinated by the Center for Teaching and Learning with funding from the office of the Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning.