Existing Course Review Process

Funding for existing online and hybrid master course reviews is available through Distributed Education. Existing master courses are scheduled for ongoing quality assurance reviews every three to four years. Faculty members can be contracted on a work-for-hire basis to receive a stipend for work related to redevelopment and the review process an online or hybrid master course.

Please contact the Director of Distributed Education or your department chair for the most current course review schedule.

Step 1: Contracting

Each semester, Distributed Education will:

  • Initiate a course review contract and send it to the course developer.
  • Create a new master shell in eLearn for the course update and review process.
  • Provide the course developer with access to the current master course template.
  • Archive any old master courses.
  • Provide support and consultation to the course developer.

Please note:

  • The course developer is responsible for signing and returning the contract within one week of receipt. Failure to do so voids the contract.
  • Failure to meet established deadlines in the contract may result in diminished or no compensation and cancellation of the contract.
  • Failure to meet established course design and accessibility standards may also result in diminished or no compensation and cancellation of the contract.

Step 2: Updating and Reviewing a Course

The following document outlines the typical course review timeline over a 15-week period. The course developer will create a project specific timeline with the assigned instructional designer.

Timeline for Existing Course Review (PDF)

Step 3: Closing out the Process and Getting Paid

Once a course passes review, the Distributed Education office will send the developer an Extra Compensation form with an attached copy of the contract.

The developer must:

  1. Sign the Extra Comp form.
  2. Obtain the signature of the Division Dean.
  3. Send all completed paperwork to the office of Academic Affairs. Paperwork will then be routed to Business and Finance and Human Resources.

Please note: The course developer is responsible for signing and routing of the extra compensation paperwork as far as Academic Affairs.


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