Each academic year from, a minimum of two certificate or degree programs will be selected and provided significant support and resources to either (a) convert the entire program to fully online or (b) develop a new certificate or degree program as one delivered fully online. This will be accomplished by providing a full instructional design model. Support for selected faculty and departments will include, but may not be limited to:
Look for the call for proposal, which typically goes out in Fall of each academic year for programs to be transitioned the following year.
Selected departments will assign a faculty program coordinator to serve as the main contact person to coordinate transition of this degree program with the Center for Instruction & Research Technology (CIRT) and to assist with any issues that may arise. Coordination will include:
CIRT will assign an instructional designer to serve as the main contact person to coordinate development of this degree program and to build the program courses in consultation with identified faculty Course Developers.
Funding is varied, based on program size. All funds will be disbursed from the Distance Learning auxiliary budget account.Funds may be used for activities which support the development and delivery of the distance learning program. This may include distance learning assistants, faculty development, the purchase of specialized equipment, compensation for Program Coordinator, marketing, distance learning facilitators, or other expenditures. All expenditures must be approved by AA/CIRT to ensure compliance with state requirements for the use of distance learning fee funds.
Faculty Training & Support Funding = $4,000 per Course Developer All faculty who will develop courses for the program are required to complete the Teaching Online Seminar (TOL 6100) offered by CIRT. Faculty will receive a $2000 stipend at seminar completion and a $2000 Distance Learning development budget that may be used for professional development or the acquisition of resources and equipment to support course development and delivery. During the course of the seminar, faculty will redesign one of the courses in the program and at its completion, they will be certified todevelop and deliver online instruction.
Faculty Training Funding = $1500 per Course Instructor
Any instructor who will deliver, but not develop, courses for the program is required to complete the Online Course Delivery workshop (TOL5100) offered by CIRT. Faculty will receive a $1500 stipend at workshop completion and be certified to deliver online courses.
Course Development Funding = $2000 per CourseEach faculty member identified by the Department as the Course Developer for a course will be assigned an Instructional Designer for course development and work with that Instructional Designer as a Subject Matter Expert. Upon course review and approval, that faculty member will receive a $2000 stipend for the course development. The stipend is available for the development of up to 2 courses. Faculty assigned by the department to develop more than 2 courses will not receive the stipend for those additional courses.
Instructional materials for distance learning courses developed as part of this program transition are subject to the existing UNF UFF Collective Bargaining agreement and the Faculty handbook.
The Department will submit a final report within 3 months of completion of the project to include:
The funding described in this plan is contingent upon completion of course development and offering as describe above, and summarized in Distance Learning Program Intake Form. Changes to the agreements, timetables or funding will be based on agreement between the College and AA/CIRT. The funding agreements are subject to renegotiation if course development and delivery do not proceed according to the accepted Course Development Plan, with course development completed by term/year. In signing below, we accept this award and the conditions outlined in the letter.
For a list of all programs transitioned through the TOL Seminar, refer to the Programs Selected for Transition page.
For a complete listing of all programs offered online at UNF, refer to the Distance Learning Programs page.
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