eDesign Development Proposal

The eDesign Course Development Program supports faculty members interested in working with an instructional designer (ID) to develop an online course. In this program, faculty members serve as subject matter experts (SME). The SME’s role is to meet with an instructional designer on a weekly basis to provide content knowledge, course materials, lecture notes, and other course-related resources. By not providing these materials the process is considered a drop-off and is not eligible for compensation. The purpose of this program is to develop a fully-online course that meets the highest national standards for online teaching guided by the Quality Matters rubric.

Courses developed by instructional staff who are not full-time faculty are owned exclusively by the course’s academic department. Such courses can be used by other instructional staff, and cannot be used at any other higher education institution. Full-Time instructional staff should consult with his/her department chair regarding the ownership of courses.

The incentives are:

  • $2,000 stipend when the course is completely developed and peer-approved by a separate instructional designer.
  • The adjunct pay equivalent will be paid as a stipend to the participant when the course is taught.

Proposals for the program must be signed by the candidate’s college dean, department chair, and the candidate. The proposal must be approved by the Director of eLearning. Any changes in the proposal must be resubmitted for approval. Updates on the eDesign course development process will be sent to the department chair periodically throughout the semester.

eDesign Development Proposal Form

eDesign Course Development Deadlines:

The deadline to submit a proposal to develop an online course for Spring 2021 is September 18th.

The deadline to submit a proposal to develop an online course for Summer 2021 is Jan 29th.

The deadline to submit a proposal to develop an online course for Fall 2021 is May 21st.


  1. Complete the eDesign Proposal form located at the bottom of this page.
  2. Eligibility is confirmed & approvals are secured.
  3. Initial Meeting: Expectations set & project plan created
  4. Course blueprint created
  5. Course content compiled
  6. Lecture material created
  7. Peer review completed
  8. Meeting: Course close-out

eDesign Development Proposal Form