|Funding for the development of online courses is available|
Online education is undeniably changing how we teach at UND. This fall, 365 sections of 279 different courses are being offered online through Distance Education. Student enrollment in those courses totals 4,299.
There is an obvious and rapidly growing need to support faculty in creating high-quality online classes that are grounded in solid pedagogy. With the support of the Provost’s Office, the Office of Instructional Development (OID) and the Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) are very pleased to announce a new program designed to help meet that need.
The Online Summer Instructional Development Professorship (Online SIDP) program will grant ten $4,000 summer stipends to UND faculty working for four weeks on innovative instructional projects dealing with online courses offered through distance education in the following academic year. This competitive grant program parallels the structure of the existing Summer Instructional Development Professorships. As with traditional SIDPs, eligible faculty will need to demonstrate that their project goes beyond normal course development and has the potential to increase student learning.
Proposals are due by noon Monday, March 1, and OID will offer an On Teaching Seminar in the spring (from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16) for faculty interested in submitting a proposal. Grant guidelines are available at firstname.lastname@example.org under the “Funding for Faculty” tab or go directly to http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/funding_online_sidp.htm .
-- Anne Kelsch, director of Instructional Development, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233