Course Redesign is a funding opportunity created by the office of Educational Technologies to support excellence and innovation in online courses. The primary focus of these funds is to support substantive — preferably transformative — enhancements in the pedagogy and technology of individual courses. With that in mind, we encourage faculty members interested in designing or redesigning their course to apply for this opportunity.
Designing or Redesigning a course into a hybrid or fully online semester based course incorporating innovative pedagogies and technologies.
The amount of funding may not exceed $7,000. Instructors should plan on devoting about four hours a week for approximately a year (on average) to the project.
Funding can be used for extra compensation, summer salary, professional development funds, or faculty release time with department approval.
Note: Additional needs such as hardware, software, and teaching assistants to facilitate release time may be considered for inclusion in the funding.
Course Redesign funding is available on a rolling basis and individual faculty members may receive the award once every *three years.
Course must have all necessary academic approvals, and will need to be scheduled to be offered within the next two years. Preference is given to courses with larger numbers of students, or courses where the faculty member is willing to conduct and present research on the course improvements.
*Three years is calculated as either three years from the date of the award, or two years after the opening date of the redesigned course, whichever is later.