The Office of Online Education and the Office of the Dean of the College are pleased to announce a grant program intended to encourage development of high quality online courses in support of the undergraduate mission. These course development 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 Summer 2018. All entirely new courses must first go through the normal approval process with the Curriculum Committee and faculty.
Office of the Dean of the College and Office of Online Education
Proposals should be sent to OnlineEd@nullwfu.edu by Monday, October 16, 2017.
Faculty committed to developing online courses for the College. Online courses are defined as those where greater than 50% of the face-to-face time is replaced by online activities.
The grants awarded under this program fund work undertaken by faculty of the College and ZSR during 2017-2018 academic year in designing, developing, and launching online 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, October 16, 2017. Awards will be announced by the end of October.