Approval for Remuneration for the Initial Preparation
of a Distance Education Course
for Fall 2007
DUE January 29
This form combines the two previously circulated forms: 1)“Approval for Remuneration of the Initial Preparation of an Electronically Purveyed Course” and 2) “Application for Distance Education Stipend.”
This completed form is required for all formal INITIAL preparations of distance education courses. This form is NOT for course revisions. The form must be completed and signed prior to the beginning of the initial preparation. A separate form is required for each initial preparation. In accordance with ARTICLE XV, Section 2 (c) of the 2003-2005 UNK Collective Bargaining Agreement, the faculty member listed below requests remuneration for the initial development of the following distance education course.
Definition: Distance education is defined as a formal educational process in which the majority of the instruction occurs when student and instructor are not in the same place at the time of delivery of instruction. Instruction may be synchronous or asynchronous. Distance education may employ audio, video, or computer technologies.
Criteria: This application process is for faculty who are preparing courses to be offered in Fall 2007. This remuneration is for the development of the INITIAL preparation of distance education courses. Course revisions are not funded.
Application: A separate application form is required for each course. The form must be completed and signed prior to the beginning of the initial preparation of the course.
Amount: The stipend amount will be determined by the number of applications with a minimum amount of $500. Faculty will be paid after the course is fully developed.
Deadline: Applications must be submitted to the eCampus Office by Monday, January 29. They may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or faxed to 865-8090, or sent by campus mail to CMCT, 3rd Floor.
Contact: If you have questions, contact either Gloria Vavricka, 865-8390, email@example.com or Steve McGahan, 865-8341, firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Name __________________________________________________ Phone _________________
|Title of Course ___________________________________ Course No. _________ Cr. Hrs. _______
|Is this course part of a full degree distance program? ___ Yes ____ No
||If yes, what program? ___________________________________________
|In the past, have you taught a fully:
||__ Online course __ Videoconference course __ Blended course (online and videoconference)
|Please indicate the percentage of your course to be delivered in each of the following formats:
||Online _____ % Videoconference _____ % Face-to-face _____ %
|Has this course previously been offered in a distance format? ___Yes ___No
||If yes, by whom? _________________________________
||If yes, what format? Online ___% Videoconference ____% Face-to-face_____%
|Semester to be developed: ___ Spring 2007 ___ Summer 2007
|Semester to be offered: ___ Fall 2007 ___ Other ______________________
Academic Criteria Approval Signatures:
The signatures of the Department Chair and College Dean indicate they acknowledge this application and have reviewed it to ensure academic program priorities and criteria. These signatures do NOT indicate agreement to remunerate the faculty member, and it does NOT authorize initiation of preparation of this course. Authorization to initiate preparation of this course depends on the College Dean signature on the line of this form below that of eCampus.
Department Chair Date
College Dean Date
Authorization and Remuneration Funding Signatures:
_______________________________________ ______ ____ Approved ____ Not Approved
_____________________________________________ _____Approved _____Not Approved
College Dean Date
In the event this application is not approved by the eCampus Office, the College Dean may concur with this decision by signing and marking “Not Approved,” or the College Dean may sign and mark “Approved” to indicate agreement to remunerate the faculty member for the development of this course.
Please provide the following information:
- Include a copy of the course objectives and draft syllabus.
Describe your proposed course using the following questions as criteria for the narrative:
- How do you plan to provide instruction for this course? (For example, lecture notes, video, audio, interactive CDs, supplemental textbook materials, videoconference, etc.)
- What types of projects and assignments will you assign to your students? (For example, discussion boards, case studies, research papers, presentations, etc.)
- Will student-to-student interaction be a part of the course; if so, how will you facilitate this interaction?
- How will you administer examinations? (For example, Blackboard testing, proctored testing, papers, portfolios, projects, etc.)
- Will students ever be required to come to the UNK campus as part of the course. If so, why?
- Will the students be required to purchase any special equipment, software, hardware, etc. to successfully complete the course? If so, please describe.
- Have you taken Blackboard Training from ITS?
__ Yes __ No
- Have you taken the Summer Institute for Online Teaching, videoconference training, or any other distance education training?
___ Summer Institute for Online Teaching
___ Illinois Online Network Training
___ Videoconference Training
___ Other, please list ____________________________________________________________
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