2014 Summer Online Teaching Initiative
In order to provide more flexible and accessible instruction for our students and encourage our faculty to explore new teaching modes, the Office of the Provost has created the 2014 Summer Online Teaching Initiative. This initiative encourages faculty to offer online versions of existing courses, particularly those courses that can support timely degree completion and serve the largest number of students.
After a competitive selection process, successful applicants will be supported by the professional staff in TLT and, as may be needed, others, including consultation with experienced online instructors. Because of aggressive time constraints (courses need to be ready for Summer 2014), we are specifically seeking applications for existing courses that can be most readily adapted to the online context. The intent is to rapidly transition existing courses into an online environment with appropriate redesign around changes in modality. A University-wide committee will review applications and award supplementary stipends of $1500 for course conversion. In cases where unusual faculty course development effort in adapting the materials and/or pedagogy would accompany the course conversion, the committee will consider providing a higher supplementary stipend.
Individual faculty must secure the consent of their chair prior to applying (please note that course relief during the academic year is not available through this initiative). After receiving consent, faculty should complete the form below which will capture basic information about the course and faculty readiness. At any point, faculty are invited to consult with the Associate Provost for Online Education (Eric Rabkin, 631-632-7012). After a committee reviews the brief prospectuses, finalists will be contacted for a brief interview with the APOE and/or the TLT staff.
Deadline to Apply:
Monday, February 24, 2014