Online Course Developement

Online Course Development Time Grant Application

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  • One online course development grant will be available for the fall semester and one course release will be available for spring semester. Both are awarded in the fall.
  • Grants are only release time, which is currently limited to one course (three or four semester hours.)
  • Grants are only awarded to full-time faculty members.
  • Each full-time faculty member is eligible for one grant (either $700 or $1300 per year) AND one release time (including online course development grants) grant per academic year.
  • The applicant is welcome to make his or her own version of this form. The applicant must simply follow the organization of the form and include all information requested in detail.
  • Applications should be completed in Word and emailed as an attachment, first to the applicant’s dean, for approval, and then forwarded by the dean to Elise Hiatt (elise.hiatt@avila.edu). Please write “Faculty Scholarship Committee application” in the subject line of the email.
  • Only complete applications approved by the applicant’s dean will be considered.
  • All applications must be emailed by the dean to Elise Hiatt before 5 PM on the deadline. No late applications will be accepted for any reason.
  • All decisions of the Faculty Scholarship Committee are final. Notification of the outcome of the Faculty Scholarship Committee will come from the chairperson of the committee.
  • No post-grant report is necessary once the applicant has received written confirmation from the chairperson of the Faculty Scholarship Committee.

Criteria for Online Course Development Grants

  • Grants are generally for the development of online course. Online courses are defined as those that require students to meet most of the course requirements online. The courses may have a face-to-face introductory/orientation meeting and/or requirements for face-to-face examinations.

Deadlines

DEADLINEGrant
Second Monday in September.
  • Faculty Scholarship Grants (Round I)
  • Faculty Sabbatical applications.
Second Monday in October.
  • Faculty Scholarship Grants (Round II.)
  • Faculty Scholarship Release Time Grants (Round I—Fall semester of the next academic year at the time of application.)
  • Online Course Development Grants (Round I—Fall semester of the next academic year at the time of application.)
Second Monday in February.
  • Faculty Scholarship Grants (Round III.)
  • Faculty Scholarship Release Time Grants (Round II—Spring semester of the next academic year at the time of application.)
  • Online Course Development Grants (Round II—Spring semester of the next academic year at the time of application.)
Second Monday in April
  • Faculty Scholarship Grants (Round IV.)
  • Faculty Scholarship Summer Grants (i.e., those that take place after June 30 and before the first faculty scholarship grant deadline.)


Application

Part I: Benefit to the Individual Faculty Member

General Instructions: The application should be persuasive in nature—much like writing a nationally competitive grant. The applicant’s name and division must be prominently displayed at the top of the application. All applications must include the following information:

  • 1. Specification of the semester in which release time for online course development is requested.
  • 2. Applicants must provide a detailed description of the proposed course, the status of the proposed course (i.e., new course or revision of existing course), a timeline for the development of the online course, and a proposed date for the first time the course will be taught.
  • 3. Description of the fiscal, personnel, and material resources needed to develop and implement the online course.
  • 4. Most importantly, the overall benefit to the faculty member—in terms of professional goals, etc. must be clearly stated.

Part II: Benefit to the Institution

General Instructions: This section of the application is needed for accreditation, the executive committee, the board of trustees, auditors, etc.

  • Basic question: How will the activity enhance the academic reputation of Avila University?

Part III: Mandatory Review by Dean of the College/School

General Instructions: All applicants must email application to their dean, who will forward the application to the committee.

  • Dean of the College/School
  1. The dean of the college/school must forward the application to the committee (to Elise Hiatt, elise.hiatt@avila.edu), with a statement indicating whether he/she does or does not recommend the application.
  2. If the dean does NOT recommend the application, he/she must provide the committee with the reasons behind this decision. If the dean DOES recommend the application the dean is welcome to make comments regarding the merits of the application if desired, but is not required to do so.
  3. The application must be received by the Faculty Scholarship Committee FROM THE DEAN by the due date/time. No late applications will be accepted.

Revised: August 2011

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Andria Stokes,
Aug 25, 2012, 9:10 AM
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