Online Course and Faculty Development (OCFD)
Online Course Development
Distance Learning will be curriculum and pedagogical driven. Qualified
professionals will insure appropriate collegiate learning outcomes with breadth and
depth consistent to the degree program.
Distance Learning curricula and pedagogy development will be a collaborative
process conducted by two work teams.
- The Course Development Team (CDT) will coordinate the development of the various
technologies of online course delivery. Members of the CDT will include a course
designer, content expert, multimedia specialist, instructional designer/ distance
learning coordinator, and a Department Chair.
- The Peer Review Panel (PRP) will assess the developmental progress and quality
measures of the online courses as they are constructed. Members of the PRP include a
course designer, content expert, instructional designer/distance learning
coordinator, and Department Chair.
- Online course load for instructors will not exceed one online course in a
semester. A second online course may be permitted as an overload.
The Course Development Team may also act as the Peer Review Panel (PRP). The teams
will work closely with a course development time-line in which benchmarks are set
coordinating efforts of online course construction.
Each Distance Learning course will achieve PRP approval before presentation on the
Course Schedule. The PRP Rubric will be the model for approval. The PRP Rubric will
incorporate the following standards:
- Adherence to approved online course template and online course syllabus template.
Learning activities are organized around demonstrable learning outcomes embedded in
course components including: course delivery mode, pedagogy, content, organization,
- Content developed for distance learning courses will comply with copyright law.
Faculty members involved in content development will be aware of their institution's
policies with regard to content ownership.
- The medium/media chosen to deliver courses and/or programs will be pedagogically
effectual, accessible to students, receptive to different learning styles, and
sensitive to the time and place limitations of the students.
- The Peer Review Panel Rubric will include but not limited to the following
- Course review and introduction
- Learning objectives
- Assessment and measurement
- Resources and materials
- Learner engagement
- Course technology
- Learner support