Faculty Development Programs

Online Course Redesign (OCR)


The Online Course Redesign (OCR) provides funding and instructional support for faculty and instructional academic staff members interested in reconstructing a significant portion of a course currently offered online. 

Applicants should clearly identify a significant teaching or student learning challenge that currently exists in a course and provide a detailed plan for redesigning the course to address the issue. 


Several applicants will be funded for the academic year. Participants will receive a dollar amount per credit for the course being redesigned. If required for the project, additional one-time funding (under $250) is available for equipment (microphone, digital camera, etc) or software (screen recording software, etc). Funding is provided when the redesigned course is offered online.

The OCR is funded by revenue generated by fees associated with online courses, see University's online course fee policy.

Who Can Participate?

To participate in the OCR program, a course must be taught online at least three times from its initial development or at least three times since it was last redesigned in the OCR.

Schedule of Meetings

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Application Review

The Faculty and Academic Staff Development Board will review all applications. Applications will be evaluated on the connection to the redesigns focus and the total anticipated impact on student learning.

Applications addressing elements of the Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative are preferred. Go to for more information on the LEAP initiative.


View Application - Due: Sept. 11, 2017 (Fall) or Dec. 18, 2017 (Spring)

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Applications must be submitted in electronic format after the necessary signatures are obtained.  A scanned copy must be attached to an e-mail and sent to FASDB by 4:30 p.m. on the due date.  The e-mail subject line must include the grant title and last name of the applicant (example: OCR-Fischer).

Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.

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Faculty and Academic Staff Development
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