Online Course Development Program
The Online Course Development Program makes funds and support available for the development of individual online courses. Funds are designated specifically for the expenses incurred in the creation of a fully online course (fewer than three face-to-face meetings per semester), such as course development stipends and production costs (video, etc.).
Fully online programs (certificates, Master’s, etc.) should be submitted to the Entrepreneurial Award Program for consideration.
Online Course Development Funds are not to be used for the expenses incurred in teaching an online course. If teaching online courses represents an increased instructional load for the department, then application should be made to the Office of Undergraduate Education for additional resources.
SAS faculty and departments that are developing online and hybrid courses are encouraged to take advantage of resources available to assist in the development of online and hybrid courses. Resources available include:
- Instructional design support
- Distance Learning Working Group: A collaborative forum for those developing and teaching online courses
- Technical and disability access resources
How to Apply
Faculty/departments should submit an application, which can be found at the link below. There is no application deadline; applications are considered as they are submitted. All applications must be approved by department chairs prior to submission.
Policies and Guidelines
- SAS faculty and departments should follow the Online Course Development Process and adhere to the Online Course Administrative Policy and Online Course Guidelines.
- The SAS Curriculum Committee Review Process requires that all online and hybrid courses – whether new courses or adaptations of existing courses – be submitted to the Curriculum Committee for approval upon completion of course production.
- When a course development stipend or other compensation is provided for the development of an online course, the SAS Dean’s office strongly recommends that the department formalize the arrangement with a contract or memorandum of understanding. Contact Chris Scherer in the SAS Dean’s office for guidance on selecting the appropriate agreement template.
Please direct questions or inquiries regarding the Online Course Development Program to:
Director/New Program Initiatives & Digital Learning
77 Hamilton Street, suite 201B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences