Online Incentive Programs

Online Incentive Programs Available in the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Summary

Below is a summary list of the online incentive programs currently available to LAS faculty members. For additional information, please refer to the complete document. Faculty members are expected to request funding from their department first, but for departments without online fee money, requests may be made to the College. Approval forms and other documents are at the bottom of this page.

  1. Incentives for development/enhancement of online courses
    (Courses that satisfy Compass Curriculum requirements may apply for development funding from that source as well. Visit the Compass Curriculum web site.)
    1. Development: First online course to receive compensation
      1. $3500 stipend for developing and teaching a new online course:
        1. $750 after preliminary course approval
        2. $1000 after approval of completed course (submit Quality Standards Worksheet)
        3. $1750 after teaching the course the first time
        4. Additionally, the faculty member may receive a $750 stipend for teaching that course a second time (in a subsequent semester)
        5. Please note that for team-taught courses, development stipends shall be prorated
    2. Development: Subsequent online courses
      1. $2500 stipend for developing and teaching any subsequent online course(s):
        1. $500 after preliminary course approval
        2. $750 after approval of completed course (submit Quality Standards Worksheet)
        3. $1250 after teaching the course the first time
        4. Additionally, the faculty member may receive a $500 stipend for teaching the course a second time (in a subsequent semester)
        5. Please note that for team-taught courses, development stipends shall be prorated
    3. Enhancing online courses
      1. $1250 maximum stipend for substantially revising/enhancing an existing online course. The stipend is distributed after the course is taught subsequent to the revision (submit Quality Standards Worksheet)
        1. Please note that for team-taught courses, enhancement stipends shall be prorated
    4. Quality Matters
      1. $1000 for the first course passing a Quality Matters review
      2. $500 for any subsequent online course passing a Quality Matters review
    5. Online training (all training stipends are one-time)
      1. $200 for completing Blackboard Boot Camp (one 6-hour day)
      2. $600 for completing Blackboard Basic Training (three 6-hour days)
      3. $1000 for completing the Faculty Resource Center’s Teaching Online Certificate Program
  2. Technology
    1. Technology fund, not to exceed $2250, to purchase a computer, hardware, or course-specific software.
  3. Incentivizing teaching online
    1. Departments may provide a grader or teaching assistant whenever a faculty member permits five or more students over the cap (minimum cap = 25) into an online course; pay shall be at standard and typical College rates up to a $1500 maximum.
  4. Travel
    1. A maximum $1500 per academic year fund for traveling to and attending at least two sessions of an academic conference that specifically address online pedagogy. Justification must be provided as to how these sessions would help the applicant improve the quality of an online course. Please note that the faculty member must either currently be teaching online course or commit to teaching an online course in the next calendar year immediately following the conference.
  5. On-campus workshops
    1. A $500 stipend for faculty members who facilitate an on-campus, college-wide or department-specific workshop to enhance online teaching.
  6. Other
    1. Requests for online fee funds to be used for other items, not addressed above, can be submitted to the LAS Online Fee Committee and the Dean for their approval.

For questions regarding these LAS Online Incentives, email Heather Albanesi at halbanes@uccs.edu.


Documents (To download, right-click and choose Save Link As...)

All approval forms are electronic PDF documents requiring digital signatures.

New to digital signatures? This tutorial will show you how to do them.

Requestors: Digitally sign the form, save it to your local drive, then attach it to an email and send it to your chair.

Approvers: Ignore the banner that says, “At least one signature has problems” and the “Signer’s identity unknown” message that pops up when you hover over a previous signature. Click on the appropriate signature field, enter your digital signature, and save the form. If appropriate, attach it to an email and send it to the next approver.