Online Course Development & Enhancement

Find answers to your questions regarding online course development and enhancement at NCA&TSU.

  1. Q: Who is eligible to develop or enhance online courses?

    A: All faculty and departmental chairpersons, with departmental approval, are eligible to develop online courses. However, departmental chairpersons are not eligible to receive additional compensation.
  2. Q: How can I develop or enhance an online course?

    A: A request must be made to DL for online course development or enhancement by the dean or chairperson.

  3. Q: Are faculty paid by DL to develop or enhance online courses?

    A: All faculty members who have departmental approval and applications that have been approved by DL are compensated for online course development and significant online course revision. An online course development or enhancement contract shall be signed by the faculty, chair, dean, and the associate director for the Center for Distance Learning. Departmental chairpersons are not eligible to receive additional compensation.
  4. Q: What are the compensation rates for online course development or enhancement?

    A: Fulltime faculty members are compensated at the rate of $4,500 per 3 semester credit hour course for the development of online courses. An online course development contract shall be signed by the faculty, chair, dean, and the associate director for the Center for Distance Learning.

    Adjunct faculty members are compensated at the rate of $4,000 per 3 semester credit hour course for the development of online courses. An online course development contract shall be signed by the faculty, chair, dean, and the associate director for the Center for Distance Learning.

    Faculty members are compensated at the rate of $1,500 for significant online course enhancement. An online course enhancement contract shall be signed by the faculty, chair, dean, and the associate director for the Center for Distance Learning.
  5. Q: How do I get an online course development shell or access to an online enhancement shell?

    A: After an online course development or enhancement grant has been awarded by DE, online course development or enhancement shells are provided by DL. All other requests for online course shells must be presented to DL for consideration.

  6. Q: What support services are available to faculty developers or enhancers?

    A: DL and TLT will provide the following:
    • Blackboard Course Development Shell (DL & TLT)
    • Instructional Design Assistance (TLT)
    • Online Course Template (DL)
    • Online Course Inserts (DL)
    • Blackboard Training (TLT)
    • Course Completion Review (DL & TLT)

  7. Q: After completion, how are online courses reviewed?

    A: Course developers/enhancers must present the completed online course to a review committee, which includes members of DL, TLT, the department chair, dean and other veteran developers to ensure that courses are prepared to meet quality standards.
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