Summer 2020 Course Design Incentives

Following the Office of the Provost’s announcement of two new incentives for expanding and improving Geneseo’s online instruction in Summer 2020, numerous questions were received by her team as well as CIT. This post offers guidance for faculty interested in pursuing these incentives and answers the question: “What specific requirements must be met to earn the incentives?”.

What incentives are available?

There are two incentives available for Geneseo’s online instruction of Summer 2020 courses. An award of $500 accompanies each incentive.

New course development (First Incentive): faculty teaching a summer 2020 course online, for the first time, who partner with an Instructional Designer to ensure their course meets the minimum design requirements (e.g., items identified as “Essential” on the Course Readiness Checklist).

Best-practice improvements to existing courses (Second incentive): faculty teaching a summer 2020 course who partner with an Instructional Designer to ensure their course meets the minimum design requirements and incorporates best practices in course design (e.g., items identified as “Best Practice” on the Course Readiness Checklist).

Who is eligible for these incentives? 

Individuals with a “faculty” designation who participate in at least 3 course design consultations with one of Geneseo’s Instructional Designers.

What courses are eligible for these incentives?

First Incentive: Summer 2020 course(s), meeting minimum design requirements, that the professor of record has not previously taught online

Second Incentive: Summer 2020 courses(s), meeting minimum design requirements and incorporating best practices in course design, that the professor of record has previously taught online

Can I earn both incentives?

Yes! You can receive *both* incentives and earn up to a maximum of $1000 if you both: 

  • develop and teach online in Summer 2020 a course that you haven’t previously taught online, and
  • make best-practice improvements to one or more courses that you’ve previously taught online

When must my course(s) be published?

Courses taught during Session I must be published by May 11, 2020. Courses taught during Session II must be published by June 22, 2020.

How do I get started?

Please complete this quick Google Form to let us know of your interest and we’ll match you with an Instructional Designer who will contact you directly.

Where do I find the list of minimum requirements and/or best practices?

Minimum course design requirements, as well as best practices, are identified on the Course Readiness Checklist-v3 (link will open in a new tab), available for download below.

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