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Online/Hybrid Course Development Program

The Online/Hybrid Course Development Program makes funds and support available for the development of individual online and hybrid courses. Funds are designated specifically for the expenses incurred in the creation of online/hybrid courses, 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.


Financial Considerations

Online/Hybrid Course Development Funds are not to be used for the expenses incurred in teaching a 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 available resources, which include:


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.

Online/Hybrid Course Development Program Application Form


Policies and 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/hybrid 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:

Chris Scherer
Director/New Program Initiatives & Digital Learning
1 Spring Street, Suite 313
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Rutgers School of Arts & Sciences



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