Distance Education Course Proposals

For proposals relating to courses not delivered electronically, see the Guidelines for New Course Proposals. Before preparing a proposal for electronic delivery of a course, consider carefully UCA’s Principles for Electronically Offered Instruction.

Note: New course proposals prepared under these guidelines are reviewed and recommended using the same curricular processes applying to other curriculum changes. For conversion of existing courses to allow electronic delivery, use Curriculum Form 2-E.

For a list of existing courses already approved for online delivery, use this link: Online Approved Course List.

I. COVER SHEET

Curriculum Form 1

Curriculum forms are available online: Forms for Download.

II. COURSE SYLLABUS

The syllabus included in the proposal should include course title; distance education catalog description, including the specific electronic format of the course and required access to technology; course goals; course outline, including the specific arrangements for synchronous instruction; a description of the method for evaluating student performance, including means of assuring the integrity of student work; and selected course references, including those relevant to the online or compressed video delivery of the course content. The reference list should give complete citations using the style guide appropriate to the discipline. If the course is double listed as a graduate and undergraduate course, distinguish between requirements, learning experiences, and evaluation criteria for undergraduate and graduate students.

III. PLACE IN THE DEPARTMENTAL PROGRAM PROGRAM

  1. Why is this course being proposed for online or compressed video instruction? How does it advance the department goals and objectives? If this course is being proposed in response to a national or regional accrediting agency, please attach verification.
  2. For which degree(s) is this course a requirement or an elective?
  3. Describe the adequacy and availability to students of library resources (online reference services, document delivery, print resources, etc) or related course materials to support this course.
  4. Is this course a part of a new program or of a projected new program?
  5. Will this course replace the on-campus version of this course, or replace another course that will be deleted from the departmental schedule?

IV. RESOURCES IN SUPPORT OF THE PROPOSED COURSE

  1. Identify the persons who may be assigned to teach this course. For graduate courses, indicate current graduate status for proposed instructors.
  2. State the impact of this course upon other courses in the departmental program in terms of faculty time and teaching load.
  3. Describe any additional resources needed to implement this course.

V. REQUIRED ATTACHMENT

Every curriculum change proposal developed under these guidelines must be accompanied throughout the proposal process by the appropriate license agreement as provided under Board of Trustees Policy 409. For the license agreement forms, see Forms for Download.

August 2004