UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The Online Teaching Institute (OTI) is a semester long program that provides individual support to faculty members who are redesigning an existing course for online delivery. Faculty members meet regularly with an instructional designer to collaborate on the design and development of their course. In addition, OTI participants meet with other colleagues in a group setting to share their work and receive feedback. Online activities are also planned to provide faculty members with the experience of participating in an online course.
Each participant receives a payment of $1,000 per course credit at the time the course is delivered online for the first time. (The Online Teaching Institute is funded by revenue generated by online course fees.)
Faculty Members and Instructional Academic Staff Members
There are two Online Teaching Institute cohorts scheduled during this academic year.
Fall Cohort Starts: September 2015
Application Due: September 2015
Spring Cohort Starts: February 2016
Application Due: January 2016
It is difficult to identify times when all faculty members are available to meet at the same time. Once a cohort has formed for an upcoming semester, a schedule is arranged that accommodates all participants.
Fall Cohort Application Due: September 14, 2015
Spring Cohort Application Due: January 25, 2016
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.
Applications that are not submitted following these directions will not be considered.