As teachers, we must bring human understanding as well as our professional knowledge into our online courses. Much like a doctor or lawyer refer to their work as an evolving “practice”, educators must see their ability to be successful as an evolution that is based on changing times, technology, and what we continually discover about learning. In this session participants will develop and articulate an effective online teaching practice statement that will enable them to integrate a distinctly human presence into their teaching. They also will be able to establish an ongoing plan for continuous revision and improvement as they evolve through their teaching experience. Knowledge and growth of our own practices will lead to being more effective in providing educational opportunities to the diverse population of students we serve.