Development of Hybrid Courses RFP

Request for Proposals: Development of Hybrid Courses

Proposal Due Date – November 8, 2013

Introduction  The Office of Teaching and Learning supports DU faculty members in the development of hybrid courses (defined as those in which a significant portion of the instruction is conducted online and some face-to-face time is replaced by online time).  To ensure these courses are high quality and  reflect best practices in hybrid education, faculty members are required to participate in the Hybrid Design, Development and Delivery Workshop (Hybrid 3D Workshop) offered through the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Proposal Requirements   Your proposal must include the Creating a Hybrid Course Cover Page plus no more than two additional pages explaining why you are interested in teaching this particular course in the hybrid format. Courses must be taught before Winter 2015. The proposals will be evaluated by the OTL Faculty Advisory Board, and the best proposals will be selected for funding. Email completed proposals to Cheryl Jackson ( by 4:00 pm on November 8, 2013.

Guidelines  Full time faculty members will receive first priority for this funding.  Each faculty member selected for funding will receive a $3000 stipend in recognition of the time and effort required to create an effective hybrid course. The stipend will be distributed as follows:

  • $1500 of the stipend will be paid upon the completion of the Hybrid 3D Workshop
  • $1000 will be paid after teaching your hybrid course
  • $500 will be paid after your course meets Quality Matters standards (eligibility begins after teaching the online course approved for funding)

The proposed courses must have gone through the course approval process as required by the academic unit. They must also be pre-approved for hybrid delivery by the department chair and by the unit dean or director.

Program Description   Faculty members who have not received prior funding from the OTL for the development of a hybrid or online course and have identified a course they are planning to convert  to a hybrid format are eligible to apply for funding .  Faculty members selected for this funding will participate in the Hybrid 3D Workshop which will be offered three times over the next year.  These funds are available to all full-time DU faculty for the development of hybrid courses.

Hybrid Design, Development and Delivery Workshop   The purpose of this 5-week workshop is to prepare participants to design, develop, and deliver hybrid courses that maximize student learning. This workshop will be primarily online, though we will also invite the entire group to come together for a couple of optional face-to-face meetings. Participants should plan to spend 5 to 8 hours a week on course activities. Faculty members will be developing their hybrid course as part of the workshop activities.

The Hybrid 3D Workshop is NOT self-paced.  The workshop is delivered using the Blackboard (Bb) learning management system. To be eligible for the workshop, participants must be familiar with Blackboard and have completed Blackboard Basics.


Contact Julanna Gilbert if you have questions about funding for the development of online courses.

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