In addition to working with individual faculty members to meet their instructional goals as described above, we also work with departments/programs to develop entire online degree and certificate programs. One benefit of developing a whole program is that the process encourages groups of faculty within departments to collaborate through regular meetings and discussions about course content and program goals. More extensive than just one course, online program development requires that faculty become more attuned to the needs of colleagues and students beyond their individual course because each course is inextricably linked to the other courses within the online program. Online programs selected for development are assigned an instructional designer to serve as the primary contact person to coordinate the design and development of all program courses in consultation with identified faculty Course Developers.
In addition to designing and developing program courses, the instructional designer will also organize and facilitate whatever meetings are necessary to ensure successful implementation of online program development.
- Required meetings that would occur before the first course in the program is delivered include:
- Intake - Initial discussion with Department Chair/Program Director, UNF Online, and CIRT.
- Kickoff – Meeting with all faculty members in the program to make decisions on course development timeline, course-design templates, faculty training and support, and the Quality Matters (QM) internal review process.
- Meetings that occur as needed to ensure online program development progresses as planned, include:
- Progress – Presentation to faculty members in the program to show course development progress and discuss their issues or concerns.
- Implementation – Another presentation on the status of program development coupled with discussions on best-practices for delivering and maintaining the integrity of program-based course design elements.
For more information about online program development at UNF, refer to the following: