Incentives

Online / Hybrid Course Redesign

The Academic Technology department is accepting proposals for 2 stipends to fund the redesign of an online or hybrid course.  The successful applicants will commit to an 8 week process that will review the current course and work with the Instructional Designer to implement the changes as agreed upon.

Submission Requirements

Email Dee Thornton, Director of Academic Technology at dthornt@ju.edu by November 6, 2017.  In the email, please include the following:

  • Name
  • Course Name
  • Description – describe the course you would like to target for the re-design (provide course description, student demographics, etc)
  • Target Student Population
  • Semester that course was most recently offered
  • Semester that the course will be offered
  • Statement of Commitment: Include a brief statement acknowledging that to receive the $ grant you will work with the Instructional Designer to evaluate a current online or hybrid course and re-design the course for an upcoming semester.

Responsibilities

  • The course re-design is an 8 week commitment.
  • Faculty will meet with the Instructional Designer to evaluate current course and discuss re-design based on OLC (Online Learning Consortium) standards and Universal Design best practices.
  • Work with the Instructional Designer to implement course re-design elements, including:
    • Completion of Course Developer Course Map
    • Development of a learner-centered syllabus
    • Development of course learning outcomes
    • Linking of these outcomes to specific assessments designed to examine the effectiveness of the redesign
    • Identify and develop appropriate learning activities to support the course re-design
  • Offer course in an upcoming Spring 2018 semester
  • After course offering, meet with Instructional Designer to evaluate course.

Stipend

  • Up to 2 course re-designs awards will be announced on November 7, 2017.
  • Each faculty member will receive $1500 award after the completion of the course redesign. (redesign process must be completed prior to June 30, 2018)