Process for Applying to Teach a Semester Online

Faculty members submit a proposal for development of an online course. The online course can be based on an existing on-site course. If selected, faculty will work closely with course designers to develop online content and online assessment methods. The detailed process includes:

1. RFP

  • Provost issues a request for proposals to all schools with criteria and process selection

2. Preliminary Proposal*

  • Faculty member develops a proposal for developing a SON course
  • Proposal is reviewed and approved for further development by the faculty's department and Dean's Office

3. Committee Review*

  • Faculty drafts a more detailed course description and syllabus
  • It is reviewed by the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup (FDLW)

4. Provost Approval

  • FDLW makes recommendations for review by the Office of the Provost
  • Office of the Provost approves proposal and forwards proposal to SON Consortium Curriculum Committee

5. Timing & Budget Confirmation*

  • A detailed budget for the course development is confirmed
  • Timing for offering the course if recommended

6. Final Consortium Committee Approval

  • SON Consortium Curriculum Committee reviews and makes final approval of course for inclusion in SON set of courses

7. Development with 2U

  • Faculty member works with 2U to develop course
  • Course is delivered

8. Assessment

  • Faculty reports back to the FDLW and Office of the Provost on assessment of the course
  • Assessment is shared with respective dean's office

* Faculty may choose to consult with the Coordinated Service Center during proposal development. The CSC is made up of the following units: School of Continuing Studies, NUIT Academic & Research Technologies, Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and the Office of the Provost.