Hybrid Course Development Program

Hybrid Course Development Program

Only offered twice per year. 18 week structured program for hybrid course development. 

Call for Spring 2018 has now closed. Fall 2018 call will open end of Summer 2018. 

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Academic Affairs, in partnership with the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) seeks proposals for the development of high-quality HYBRID courses to be offered during the Fall 2018 SEMESTER. This is the last opportunity this year to apply for our structured hybrid course development program. You will design and build your hybrid course during Spring 2018 semester, then teach the course during Fall 2018 semester.

To ensure consistency and follow best practices in course development, CETL instructional designers will work with faculty to identify and/or consult on content and activities appropriate for online learners. 

Hybrid Format

This program is for redesign of a traditional course to a 50% face-to-face/50% online hybrid format. Redesigned hybrid courses will meet face-to-face (F2F) on campus one day a week for 75 minutes, with remaining instructional time provided online via Canvas (in place of the second face-to-face meeting each week).

For this initiative, hybrid courses will be scheduled into a Fall 2018 standard, twice per week, 75-minute time block. Preference will be given to faculty who will teach 2 sections of the same course during a single time block during Fall 2018.  Faculty will alternate meeting face-to-face with each section once a week, while students complete online components during the second meeting time in that week.  (See below for example.)  Hybrid courses developed through this initiative will have priority scheduling for the primetime teaching block (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) during the Fall 2018 semester.

meeting patterns

Faculty Support and Benefits

Participating faculty will receive in-person, and online professional development, primetime priority scheduling in Fall 2018, accessibility and technical assistance, stipend, and learning material grant.

Each faculty member will receive the following support and benefits:

  • Multi-day in-person trainings facilitated by CETL Instructional Designers (4 meetings)
  • Paid Quality Matters (QM) Designing Your Blended Course (DYBC) online professional development (valued at $150). 
  • ​Priority scheduling in a prime-time teaching slot (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) during Fall 2018 semester
  • Assistance ensuring the accessibility of instructional materials (e.g., captioning of online videos)
  • Assistance with Canvas and other educational technology tools
  • Provided Canvas course template to help structure the redesigned hybrid course 
  • $1,200 stipend upon successful completion of the full program

Application Process

Please review the following applicant and course selection criteria as well as steps to complete before applying.

Pre-Application Steps

  1. Assess your readiness to design, develop, and teach a hybrid course. Before applying, complete the readiness survey. Results of the survey will be used to tailor professional development delivered to faculty. 
  2. Faculty should be familiar with essential Canvas features and have completed the following CETL workshops before applying: (1) Getting Started with Canvas and (2) Canvas Online Activities and Assignments. Please visit the CETL website to view the workshop schedule.
  3. Consult with your department chair to ensure the proposed course has been approved for the hybrid format, and that your department plans to offer two sections of the course during Fall 2018.  (NOTE: Your department chair and associate dean will be copied when you submit your application and will be consulted prior to the application selection stage.) 

Eligible Applicants

All faculty and departments are eligible to participate with priority given to faculty willing to teach two sections of the redesigned hybrid course during the same time block in Fall 2018.
Priority will be given to faculty who:

  • Have completed both Getting Started with Canvas and Canvas Online Activities and Assignments workshops at CETL before application submission.
  • Propose two sections of the same course to be taught in the same block with their online components on opposite days (e.g., Section 1: face-to-face Tuesday 12:15-1:30 pm, online Thursday; Section 2: face-to-face Thursday 12:15-1:30 pm, online Tuesday).
  • Propose high demand courses that would benefit from multiple sections offered during a single term

Other time-block configurations may be considered if proposed in complementary pairs.

Preferred Courses

Preferable courses include: curricular bottleneck courses (i.e., high demand/low student success courses), facilities bottleneck courses (i.e., courses where classroom resources /space limits the number of students who can take the course each term), GE courses, and large lecture sections.

Department chairs must indicate their intention to schedule the instructor’s redesigned hybrid course(s) in Fall 2018.

Course Pre-Approved for Hybrid Delivery

Proposed courses must have an approved Course Modification or New Course Proposal Form indicating the course may be delivered as a hybrid. When applying, please provide this form by uploading it with your application. When discussing your proposed course with your chair, ask them for a copy of the Course Modification form. 

Program Timeline

This is an intensive course redesign program. Faculty will redesign and develop an entire hybrid course in 18 weeks. The program will begin with a face-to-face meeting on Thursday, February 1, 2017 and conclude with submission of a final populated Canvas course shell on Monday, June 4, 2018.

The Hybrid Course Development program begins Week 2 of Spring Semester 2018.

Participants must commit to each of the following:

  • Attend each of the mandatory face-to-face training days:
    • Thursday, February 1st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Thursday, February 15th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Thursday, March 1st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    • Thursday, May 3rd from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Completion of a two-week fully online Quality Matters "Designing Your Blended Course" workshop starting Thursday, February 8, 2018 and ending on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Successful completion of this workshop requires at least  8-10 hour per week on online workshop modules.
  • Consultation with CETL instructional designers on planning the hybrid course throughout the redesign program. At least one face-to-face consultation is required during the program.
  • Attend a mandatory CETL Accessible Materials workshop (TBD, multiple sessions available).
  • ​Attend a mandatory Hybrid Course Template Training (TBD, multiple sessions available).
  • Submission of final populated hybrid Canvas course by Monday, June 4, 2018. 

For complete information, please visit the detailed Hybrid Course Development Program Timeline.