From: Division of Information Technology

Proposals are due May 3 for course development in Summer I/II or Fall 2018.

The Design and Develop Awards support the development of courses and programs offered in various formats including asynchronous and synchronous online, hybrid (combining on-site and online), room-to-room connected classrooms, and flexible, multi-modal approaches. The awards promote high-quality, technology-enhanced teaching and learning experiences in new or existing governance-approved courses offered for the first time or revised for a new delivery mode. Successful proposals should include a focus on enrollment growth, and align with Provost’s Office initiatives such as Destination Areas.

Proposals can be submitted for individual course development projects or as full graduate program (degree or certification) development projects spanning several semesters. All proposals require departmental approval.

Submitted proposals require a completed online form, a completed narrative template (included in the Proposal Packet Worksheet), a signed Letter of Agreement, current course syllabus, and original course syllabus (if different from current).

Approved proposals receive $8,000 for a revised course and $10,000 for a new course, paid to the department. Funds can be distributed to faculty outside of the contract year (subject to existing limitations). Notification of awards will be made by May 8, 2018.

Faculty who receive funding are required to make a 12-week commitment to a faculty professional development cohort, beginning with an opening workshop on May 14, 2018, for the Summer I/II cohort. The Fall cohort opening workshop date will be announced on June 1. Participation in the cohort will result in faculty credentialing and course quality assurance review for online courses in compliance with Distance Learning Policy 6364.

For complete information visit tlos.vt.edu/grants/designanddevelop or listen to the information session recording from April 17, 2018.

The Design and Develop Awards are funded through the Provost's Office and managed by the Learning Experience Design (LED) group within Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS), a unit of the Division of Information Technology.

Questions? Email LEDcontact@vt.edu or call 540-231-5004.