The Online Course Redesign Mini-Grant provides funding and instructional support for faculty and instructional academic staff members interested in reconstructing a significant portion of a course currently offered online.
Applicants should clearly identify a significant teaching or student learning challenge that currently exists in an online course and provide a detailed plan for redesigning the course to address this issue.
FY 2013 Focus: University Core Value, Academic Excellence
“We help students attain their full potential as critical thinkers, effective communicators, leaders, and committed life-long learners by providing engaged and integrated learning educational experiences.”
Examples of changes to an online course may include, but are not limited to,
Applications addressing elements of the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative are preferred. Go to http://www.aacu.org/leap/ for more information on the LEAP initiative.
Faculty members and academic staff members who have offered the same course online at least three times are eligible to apply for funding.
If you have received received funding from the Online Course Redesign Grant, it is requested that you teach the course at least three more times before submitting an additional proposal.
Ten applications will be funded this fiscal year. Participants will receive $750 per credit for the course being redesigned. If required for the project, additional one-time funding (under $250) is available for equipment (microphone, digital camera, etc) or software (screen recording software, etc). All funded proposals should be implemented by June 30, 2013. Funding is provided when the project is submitted and reviewed in accordance with the assessment plan provided.
The University's instructional designer is available to provide individual assistance to each faculty member's proposal.
The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board will review all applications. Applications will be evaluated on the connection to the grant's focus and the total anticipated impact on student learning. Applicants will be notified by email on the status of their application by Monday, October 15, 2012.
Applications should be submitted online by Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm.
Complete your application online
(Submit your application by Monday, October 1, 2012 at 4:00pm)
Contact Scott Wojtanowski with questions.
The Online Course Redesign Mini-Grant is funded by revenue generated by the University’s online course fee policy.