Funding is available for the development of new online courses each academic year. All proposals are to be submitted to your dean. Project approval notification will occur after the application has been reviewed by the project funding committee. Contact the Center for Academic Innovation for information regarding funding guidelines and cycle dates.
Online course development funding is based upon:
- Courses that are part of a fully online degree or certificate.
- High student demand for new or expanded online offerings
- District wide alignment of a general education discipline area.
- Discuss with, and gain support for your proposal from your dean/associate dean or director and program faculty.
- Submit your proposal to your Dean. It will be sent to the project funding committee for review. Once the proposal is approved, the Distance Education department will send a confirmation letter with further directions.
Online courses have related professional development activities to assist in ensuring that the development process is an effective one. See the online development process for specific training information.
New online courses require the following products/activities as part of the development process:
- Initial consultation meeting with a TechHub faculty member
- Professional Development – required Quality Matters training
- Course Development
- Course Readiness Review with a TechHub faculty member
- Final consultation meeting with a TechHub faculty member
- Presentation/Demonstration of the course to your program dean, the Dean of Distance Education and TechHub faculty.
Review the application process and find the application form from the Center for Academic Innovation.
Funding guidelines are included to give you and your program an estimate for the amount of time required to develop an online course. Online development hours are funded on top of Curriculum Development funding for new course development. See the Curriculum Resource Center’s Dashboard site for complete funding guidelines.
Awarding online development funds is consistent with the faculty obligations for development and use of instructional materials as agreed upon by the College and the Association. All expenses as described in your proposal should be connected to the overall timeline for completion. Timesheets will be co-signed by your supervisor and the Dean of Distance Education & Academic Technology.
If you have questions contact: