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Good morning,

 

Butler University plans to launch new fully online graduate programs as well as offering select online undergraduate courses in our summer sessions.  If your institution offers online programs, would you mind sharing some information with me?

 

1.       Are tuition rates for online courses the same or different as your face to face courses? Do tuition rates differ according to the semester in which the online courses are offered? (Spring, fall, summer)

2.       Do you compensate your faculty differently for teaching an online course and/or do you adjust their teaching load in any way when offering an online course?

3.       Do you compensate or provide a course release for the development of an online course?

 

Many thanks for the help!

 

Julianne

 

 

********************
Julianne M. Miranda

Director of eLearning

Senior Director, Center for Academic Technology

Associate Professor, School of Music

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

http://www.butler.edu/cat

(317) 940-4663 


   

 

 

 

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#2 – As an online instructor, I felt obliged to chime in here. If you have not taught an online class, I can attest that it is a tremendous amount of work to do well. If anything, a good online instructor should be compensated more than a F2F instructor – which is not to devalue or trivialize the traditional instructor. It is because the degree of commitment and the daily interaction takes a lot out of you over the 12-13 weeks. This past term, I taught a class of 28. By the end, I was drained and exhausted. My wife was not happy about this situation either.

Bottom line is that if you want outstanding performance from an online instructor, make a calculation of the REAL amount of time it takes to provide good feedback and participation to each student on their own cycle of access. Provide incentives for instructors to reach a bit further in their engagement strategies by using rich media and other common web-based tools to foster immersion with communities of practice. There are instructors who are attracted to the challenge, and they should be compensated with distinction for it. Pardon the immodesty, but it takes "chops" to teach well in a digital environment and sustain good presence as an instructor.

#3 – We have been considering some alternative ideas for course development compensation. One was to offer the initial course developer no fee up front, but a royalty each time the course was used by another instructor. Otherwise, our college retains full copyright control unless negotiated otherwise (which is rare).

- Steve

-- 
Steve Covello
Rich Media Specialist/Online Instructor
Granite State College
603-513-1346
Skype: steve.granitestate


From: <Miranda>, Julianne <jmiranda@BUTLER.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:34 AM
To: "BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [BLEND-ONLINE] Tuition and compensation for online courses

Good morning,

 

Butler University plans to launch new fully online graduate programs as well as offering select online undergraduate courses in our summer sessions.  If your institution offers online programs, would you mind sharing some information with me?

 

1.       Are tuition rates for online courses the same or different as your face to face courses? Do tuition rates differ according to the semester in which the online courses are offered? (Spring, fall, summer)

2.       Do you compensate your faculty differently for teaching an online course and/or do you adjust their teaching load in any way when offering an online course?

3.       Do you compensate or provide a course release for the development of an online course?

 

Many thanks for the help!

 

Julianne

 

 

********************
Julianne M. Miranda

Director of eLearning

Senior Director, Center for Academic Technology

Associate Professor, School of Music

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

http://www.butler.edu/cat

(317) 940-4663 


   

 

 

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Here is the University of Central Florida info:

 

1.      Tuition rates are the same for face-to-face and online courses.  The state of Florida does allow “fully” online courses to charge an additional fee.  The fees are determined by each institution and but are limited to a range established by state regulations.  For purposes of this statute, Florida defined a “fully” online course has no more that 20% of the course is delivered face-to-face.  The 20% allows for proctored exams, etc.

2.      Faculty members receive a stipend to complete faculty development before they are allowed to teach an online course.  The stipend covers development of their first course.  Thereafter, there is no pay or teaching load differential between face-to-face and online courses.

3.      Faculty or departments may opt for a stipend or course release.  Initially, we saw a lot of course release time.  However, the last few years, more faculty and departments opt for the stipend.  Many departments don’t have enough faculty to grant course release time.

 

Let me know if you have further questions!

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

 

 

 

Good morning,

 

Butler University plans to launch new fully online graduate programs as well as offering select online undergraduate courses in our summer sessions.  If your institution offers online programs, would you mind sharing some information with me?

 

1.       Are tuition rates for online courses the same or different as your face to face courses? Do tuition rates differ according to the semester in which the online courses are offered? (Spring, fall, summer)

2.       Do you compensate your faculty differently for teaching an online course and/or do you adjust their teaching load in any way when offering an online course?

3.       Do you compensate or provide a course release for the development of an online course?

 

Many thanks for the help!

 

Julianne

 

 

********************
Julianne M. Miranda

Director of eLearning

Senior Director, Center for Academic Technology

Associate Professor, School of Music

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

http://www.butler.edu/cat

(317) 940-4663 


   

 

 

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

#2 – As an online instructor, I felt obliged to chime in here. If you have not taught an online class, I can attest that it is a tremendous amount of work to do well. If anything, a good online instructor should be compensated more than a F2F instructor – which is not to devalue or trivialize the traditional instructor. It is because the degree of commitment and the daily interaction takes a lot out of you over the 12-13 weeks. This past term, I taught a class of 28. By the end, I was drained and exhausted. My wife was not happy about this situation either.

Bottom line is that if you want outstanding performance from an online instructor, make a calculation of the REAL amount of time it takes to provide good feedback and participation to each student on their own cycle of access. Provide incentives for instructors to reach a bit further in their engagement strategies by using rich media and other common web-based tools to foster immersion with communities of practice. There are instructors who are attracted to the challenge, and they should be compensated with distinction for it. Pardon the immodesty, but it takes "chops" to teach well in a digital environment and sustain good presence as an instructor.

#3 – We have been considering some alternative ideas for course development compensation. One was to offer the initial course developer no fee up front, but a royalty each time the course was used by another instructor. Otherwise, our college retains full copyright control unless negotiated otherwise (which is rare).

- Steve

-- 
Steve Covello
Rich Media Specialist/Online Instructor
Granite State College
603-513-1346
Skype: steve.granitestate


From: <Miranda>, Julianne <jmiranda@BUTLER.EDU>
Reply-To: The EDUCAUSE Blended and Online Learning Constituent Group Listserv <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8:34 AM
To: "BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU" <BLEND-ONLINE@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>
Subject: [BLEND-ONLINE] Tuition and compensation for online courses

Good morning,

 

Butler University plans to launch new fully online graduate programs as well as offering select online undergraduate courses in our summer sessions.  If your institution offers online programs, would you mind sharing some information with me?

 

1.       Are tuition rates for online courses the same or different as your face to face courses? Do tuition rates differ according to the semester in which the online courses are offered? (Spring, fall, summer)

2.       Do you compensate your faculty differently for teaching an online course and/or do you adjust their teaching load in any way when offering an online course?

3.       Do you compensate or provide a course release for the development of an online course?

 

Many thanks for the help!

 

Julianne

 

 

********************
Julianne M. Miranda

Director of eLearning

Senior Director, Center for Academic Technology

Associate Professor, School of Music

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN 46208

 

http://www.butler.edu/cat

(317) 940-4663 


   

 

 

 

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.

Hi Julianne!

At Penn State, our online courses have the same tuition rates as our face-to-face courses. If offered through our World Campus (to non-campus-based students), the rate is the same as in-state tuition. This supports our philosophy that, at Penn State, a course is a course...they are of the same high quality as face-to-face courses...they go through the same academic approval processes, utilize the same faculty, incorporate the same content, address the same learning outcomes, have the same rigor, etc.

Compensation varies from college to college, department to department, and even individual to individual. Some faculty teach online courses as part of their normal "load," while others are compensated supplementally. Most departments seem to treat teaching an online course as the same as teaching face-to-face...no adjustments to their load needed. Research supports that (see David Dibiase & Henry J. Rademacher (2005): Scaling Up: Faculty Workload, Class Size, and Student Satisfaction in a Distance Learning Course on Geographic Information Science, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 29:1, 139-158).

Authoring an online course is treated similarly - some get release time, some are compensated supplementally. (A description of the course development process used in our own college, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State, can be found at https://www.e-education.psu.edu/coursedevelopment)

Hope that helps!
-Annie
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Here is the University of Central Florida info:

 

1.      Tuition rates are the same for face-to-face and online courses.  The state of Florida does allow “fully” online courses to charge an additional fee.  The fees are determined by each institution and but are limited to a range established by state regulations.  For purposes of this statute, Florida defined a “fully” online course has no more that 20% of the course is delivered face-to-face.  The 20% allows for proctored exams, etc.

2.      Faculty members receive a stipend to complete faculty development before they are allowed to teach an online course.  The stipend covers development of their first course.  Thereafter, there is no pay or teaching load differential between face-to-face and online courses.

3.      Faculty or departments may opt for a stipend or course release.  Initially, we saw a lot of course release time.  However, the last few years, more faculty and departments opt for the stipend.  Many departments don’t have enough faculty to grant course release time.

 

Let me know if you have further questions!

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

 

 

 

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