Online Course Development Grant
The Online Course Development grant program is designed to promote the development of quality online courses and programs that meet UW-Stevens Point goals. Through this program, instructors may be compensated for the time they spend developing online courses that:
- Increase access for current students
- Increase course options, particularly GEP offerings and prerequisites
- Extend existing curriculum to more students
- Aid in degree completion
- Reduce scheduling conflicts
Grant awards are $1,000 per credit developed, with a maximum of $4,000 per course.
Following funding approval, a development schedule that aligns with offering the course will be determined by the instructor and design staff. Generally, instructors should expect to meet with design staff a minimum of 1 hour per week and should expect to work a minimum of 2 hours per week on their own.
The following requirements must be met before grant funds are distributed.
- Instructor (author) completes the QM DYOC workshop (workshop fee paid by CITL).
- Course development is completed, in coordination with CITL staff.
- The course and course materials meet CITL accessibility requirements.
- The course passes a QM review managed by CITL staff. Passing a QM review includes the completion of self-reviews by the instructor and at least two CITL staff and course revisions/updates to meet QM standards.
- The course is offered online.
Grant applications will be assessed based on:
General Education Applicability - higher scores given to courses that fulfill multiple GEP categories
Transferability - based on
UW System Transfer Guides
Degree Needs - course can be used in multiple degree programs
High Demand - course has had high enrollment historically, course frequently has a waitlist and/or the course is a bottleneck course
Insourcing – offers a course that UWSP students currently or historically take at a different school
New Market - meets a new audience/group's demand for this course
Other - applicants will have the option to explain
during the application process