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Faculty Guide

Our faculty/staff guide for online course development and teaching can be downloaded from the link below. It was last updated February 10, 2014. Faculty/Staff Guide to Course Development and Teaching for Online and Distance Learning.

Distance Learning Professional Development/Travel Grants

A. Eligibility: 

  • All Distance Learning (DL) faculty and teaching academic staff are eligible to apply for funds to support conference costs, travel or other professional development opportunities.

B. Grant Amounts and Obligations:

  • The Distance Learning Center (DLC) will consider requests up to $500. Applicants are urged to seek additional funding from Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), their department, etc. Recipients are expected to share what they've learned, presented, or will present within six months of the event for which they receive funding.

C: Priorities:

  • Applicant has been accepted as a presenter, convener, panelist or workshop member, or is officially involved in a poster session, showcase, or festival for the conference or event.
  • Attendance is for personal/professional growth intended to enhance online instruction.
  • Applicant has not received DLC travel funds within the last two years.
  • Applications from new instructors and first-time conference attendees are encouraged.D. Deadlines:
  • The DLC will call for applications each year. For the fiscal year that starts July 2014, the deadlines are April 18 and December 1. For these deadlines, applicants will use an online form. (Contact Karen Plass for more information). At other times of the year, applicants may submit requests to the DLC via email.

E. Decision Process:

  • Funding requests will go to the DLC. The Online Community of Practice Steering Committee will review the applications and provide recommendations.
  • Final decisions will be made by the director of the Distance Learning Center, who reserves the right to alter this process, as needed. This includes the right to grant funds without committee review or input.

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