The Center for Online and Continuing Education supports faculty members interested in working with an instructional designer (ID) to update an existing fully-online course that is at least 3 years old. In the course design update process, faculty guide the restructuring of an existing fully-online course as the subject matter expert (SME). The SME’s role is to meet regularly with an instructional designer to provide content knowledge, course materials, lecture notes, and other course-related resources. The process typically takes 6 to 8 weeks with a weekly meeting of 1 to 1 ½ hours. Media recording time make take an additional hour/week or more depending on the project.

Full-time and adjunct faculty members may be eligible for a stipend for completing the course design update process and achieving all peer review standards. This update process involves:

  • recording new media
  • creating or revising a course blueprint
  • re-aligning assessments with course objectives
  • updating to the latest online course template and accessible syllabus template
  • meeting accessibility and copyright standards

Successful completion of the update process will result in a fully online course that meets the highest national standards for online course design and delivery as guided by the Quality Matters rubric.

CeL Course Design Update Proposal