Online Course Development: Course Leads
Distance Learning Coordinator
Course Lead: The faculty member assigned to develop a new online course by their Department Chair or Program Coordinator.
Course Development Stipend: As stated in your collective bargaining agreement
Faculty Reviewers: The member assigned to complete Quality Check Reviews Sections A and B by the Distance Learning Coordinator.
Online Course Development/Quality Check Review Course Schedule
The following schedules are updated by Department Chairs and/or Program Coordinators. Ideally, each online course should go through the Quality Check process every three to four years.
- Department of Arts, Culture and Humanities (ACH)
- Department of Business Administration (BA)
- Department of Health and Emergency Sciences (HES)
- Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS)
- Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Online Course Development Process Schedule
|Three Terms Before Course is Offered (Not Including Summer Term)*||Two Terms Before Course is Offered||Term Before Course is Offered||Term Course Offered||Term After Course Offered|
|*IF your PROGRAM OUTCOMES or COURSE DESCRIPTION need to be updated:
Fall Term Academic Year Before the Academic Year the Course is Offered (at least three terms before the course is offered): Catalog Description Updated, Program Outcomes Updated (If Applicable)
Deadlines for Online Course Development
See the Deadlines for Online Course Development for specific dates.
- Online Course Development Form
- Course Outline Form
- Framework for an online course
- Course Framework Guidelines: Online Class
- Quality Check Review Master Template
- Quality Standards for Course Design Rubric Workbook (request hard copy from UCCOnline)
- Regular and Substantive Interaction (RSI) for Online Courses
Online Course Development Process
It is important that everyone complete their tasks in a timely manner so that the course will be ready to teach on time. Please contact the Distance Learning Coordinator if you need additional time to accomplish your piece.
Communication: The Distance Learning Coordinator will copy Program Coordinator and/or Department Chair and assigned instructional designer when major milestones have been completed.
|IF your PROGRAM OUTCOMES or COURSE DESCRIPTION need to be updated:
Fall Term Academic Year Before the Academic Year the Course is Offered (at least three terms before the course is offered)
|Week 1||Review your program outcomes, course outcomes, and course description with your Department Chair. If any of these need to be updated, please complete a Course Outline Form.||Course Lead|
Your Course Outline Form must be submitted to and approved by the Assessment and Curriculum Standards Committee (ACSC) and then Academic Council (AC).
Your Course Outline Form must have been approved by both ACSC and AC no later than December 15 for it to make it into the catalog or the upcoming academic year.
|IF your COURSE OUTCOMES need to be updated or if you have not updated them within the last three years:
Three Terms Before Course is Offered (Not Including Summer Term)
|Week 1||Review your course outcomes with the Director of Faculty Development and/or your Department Chair. If they need to be updated, please complete a Course Outline Form.|
Submit your Course Outline Form for approval to the Assessment and Curriculum Standards Committee (ACSC). It must be approved by both the ACSC and then Academic Council (AC).
|Week 11||Your Course Outline Form must have been approved by both ACSC and Academic Council (AC).||Course Lead|
|Two Terms Before Course is Offered|
Online Course Development Form along with approved course outcomes submitted to Provost and Assistant Vice President of Academic Services (AVPAS) for approval along with course outcomes.
|Week 5||Approved Online Course Development Form and Course Outline Form submitted to Distance Learning Coordinator (with Provost/AVPAS signature).||Course Lead|
|Week 6||Course Leads who have not done so in the last five years invited to complete the Quality Matters Designing Your Online Course (DYOC) online course. UCCOnline pays $150 registration fee. Course Leads receive $200 stipend for submitting completion certificate to Distance Learning Coordinator.||Course Lead|
Instructional Designer Initial Consultation.
Potential topics covered: Course map, Canvas feature updates, course planning, UCC Framework, accessibility and universal design, student engagement, Quality Check (QC) checklist, and receive your course shell.
|Weeks 8-11|| Instructional Designer Check-In: Module 1 Review.
Outcomes: Check-in on work plan, Welcome Module, Syllabus, and Module 1, future modules, best practices.
|Term Before Course is Offered|
Finish online course development, prepare for Quality Check. Due end of Week 4.
Notify Distance Learning Coordinator that your course is ready for Quality Check Review.
|Weeks 5-6||Quality Check Review Sections A and B completed by faculty reviewer. Notify Distance Learning Coordinator upon completion.||Faculty Reviewer|
|Weeks 7-8||Distance Learning Coordinator sends Course Lead comments from Faculty Reviewer and assigned instructional designer on Quality Check Review Sections A and B.
Make edits to our course indicated in red. Add your comments to the Quality Check Review document in green to indicate that you have made the changes.
Notify the Distance Learning Coordinator when you have completed this step.
|Weeks 9-10||Faculty reviewer checks that changes were made in course and updates Quality Check Review document to indicate that all standards were met.
Faculty reviewer notifies Distance Learning Coordinator by end of Week 10 when this has been completed.
Distance Learning Coordinator notifies Course Lead and assigned instructional designer that your Quality Check Review has been completed and that you may now copy your Quality Check course shell that you were working on over to the course shell for the upcoming term.
Meet with Instructional Designer to:
Distance Learning Coordinator process stipend for Faculty Reviewer.
Distance Learning Coordinator update the Quality Check Tracking: QC Tracking and WEB/HYB Complete List.
|Faculty Reviewer, Course Lead|
|Term Course Offered|
|Week 3||Distance Learning Coordinator completes Quality Check Review Section D.|
|Week 10||Student feedback survey delivered to students.|
|Term After Course Offered|
|Weeks 1-4||Meet with Instructional Designer complete Quality Check Review Section E together.
Notify the Distance Learning Coordinator that Section E has been completed.