The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce a grant program intended to encourage development of high quality online or blended courses in support of the undergraduate mission. BOLD grants provide a summer stipend (up to $5,000) for College faculty on 9-month contracts, or professional development funds (up to $2,000) for College or ZSR faculty on 12-month contracts for development of courses to be first delivered in Spring 2017 or later. Additional funds, up to $1,000, will be available to reimburse necessary and justified expenses. Proposals for adapting existing courses to online or blended form with other funding can be submitted directly to the Online Education Committee (OLEC). All entirely new courses must first be approved by the Curriculum Committee and faculty.
Sponsorship and Funding:
Office of Online Education and Office of the Provost
Proposals should be sent to OnlineEd@nullwfu.edu by February 20, 2017.
Faculty committed to developing online or blended courses for the College.
The grants awarded under this program fund work undertaken by faculty of the College and ZSR during the summer term and the following academic year, in designing, developing, and launching online or blended courses. Course development is done in partnership with the Office of Online Education. Applications are reviewed by OLEC. For questions and help preparing the application, applicants are encouraged to consult with the Office of Online Education (OnlineEd@nullwfu.edu).
Conditions of the grant are included below. Additional guidance on the development of online courses and details of the procedures for proposal approval can be found at the OLEC Guidelines and College Policies for Online Course Development.
Grant recipients are also encouraged to share new insights with other faculty through workshops, written and shared educational materials, or mentoring relationships with other faculty members interested in pursuing online or blended course development.
Completed applications should be emailed to OnlineEd@nullwfu.edu
Applications due by Monday, February 20. Awards will be announced on Friday, March 3rd.
Completed applications should be submitted as one document to OnlineEd@nullwfu.edu by February 20, 2017.
Office of Online Education
ZSR Library 6th Floor Wilson Wing
P.O. Box 7545
Winston Salem, NC 27109