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Hello all,
I work at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Anderson Language & Technology Center. In preparation for an upcoming workshop on “Responsible Sharing,” my colleague Alison Hicks and I are reaching out to get information regarding the following questions:

At your institution, for online or hybrid courses...
- Who creates the course content (e.g. adjuncts/lecturers, full time faculty, instructional designers)?
- When creating online/hybrid course content, does the creator get a course release? Or are they financially compensated? If yes, how much?
- Does your campus have an explicit policy with regards to ownership of the online/hybrid course? Who issues these policies? If the course belongs to the university, can the instructor use the course outside of the university?

Any input is appreciated!

Best,
Courtney Fell & Alison Hicks <alison.hicks@colorado.edu>

Courtney Paige Fell
Language Technology Specialist
Hellems 147, University of Colorado at Boulder
Courtney.Fell@colorado.edu
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At University of Central Florida, for online or hybrid courses...

- Who creates the course content (e.g. adjuncts/lecturers, full time faculty, instructional designers)?

 

First, we require that faculty complete a faculty development course to help them transition to the online/blended environment.  Once they have this credential, they can create as many online/blended courses as desired.  This course is reserved for full-time faculty due to the time commitment and stipend attached to the course.  A few adjuncts and lecturers are admitted if they consistently worked with a department but they do not get stipends.

 

Faculty members create the content for their courses with the assistance of instructional designers.   Typically, instructional designers provide suggestions and assist faculty, as needed, to create their courses.

 

- When creating online/hybrid course content, does the creator get a course release? Or are they financially compensated? If yes, how much?

A course release (money goes to department to hire an adjunct) or stipend is attached to our faculty development course.  The stipend is $2500.

 

- Does your campus have an explicit policy with regards to ownership of the online/hybrid course? Who issues these policies? If the course belongs to the university, can the instructor use the course outside of the university?

Yes we have a policy about the ownership of online/blended courses.  The policy is outlined in the faculty union contract.

 

If you have further questions, please let me know.

Thanks,

 

Linda S. Futch, Ed.D.

Department Head

Center for Distributed Learning

University of Central Florida

4000 Central Florida Blvd, Lib 107

Orlando  FL 32816-2810

linda.futch@ucf.edu

407-882-0028

 

 

 

 

at my university we own our content.
we do not get a formal course release, however the university has a professional development course that faculty can enroll in to learn about teaching on opine. the course provides a stipend for the faculty who complete the requirements.



Christine Kelso Holland
Department of Communication
Institutional Representative (IR) for the Florida Office of Women in Higher Education (FLOWHE)
University of North Florida
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