Under the leadership of Chancellor Howard Gillman, the University of California, Irvine, is following a new Strategic Plan. Pillar two, “First in Class,” calls for the utilization of modern technological tools to create the most effective learning environments. Michael Dennin, Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning, is positioning the UCI Center for Instructional Design (CID) as a center that provides resources for online education training and standardizing support for educational technologies.

In support of the Chancellor’s new vision, the UCI Center for Instructional Design (CID) is encouraging faculty to develop online courses this summer. A $14,000 stipend will be awarded to participating faculty. Made possible by the support of UCOP’s Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), the funds can be used for faculty’s partial summer salary, graduate assistant’s compensation, and/or unrestricted research fund.

The deadline of the proposal is May 31, 2017.

“We are excited to highlight that the application is a “checklist” format that should only take about 20 minutes to complete,” says Megan Linos, new CID Director. “Hopefully, this will encourage more faculty to submit their proposals.”

The goal of this initiative is to encourage faculty to envision and experiment with digital learning and pedagogical innovations that can enhance student engagement and learning collaboration.  The online classes can also help build campus collaborations by developing and offering large cross-listed online undergraduate courses to benefit UC students across the system as well as non-matriculated students.

Learn more about the specifics and requirements to determine if this opportunity is right for you.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Faculty: ladder-rank
  • LSOE (lecturer with security of employment)
  • LPSOE (lecturer with security the potential of employment)
  • Unit-18 lecturers with a Co-PI who is a member of the Academic Senate

Type of Desired Courses:

Undergraduate courses that are offered at least once a year during the Academic Year (excluding summer), and must be available for cross-campus enrollment across UC after the course is developed to be delivered online.

Request For Proposal (RFP) Award Information: Each accepted RFP will be granted:

  • $14,000 Faculty Stipend; Graduate Student’s Compensation; Unrestricted Research Fund
  • $16,000 Course Development Consultation and Video Production from the Center for Instructional Design (CID), Division of Teaching and Learning
  • $4,000 Video Captioning
  • $1,000 Technology Equipment and Course Development Tools

Selection Priority Criteria:

  1. Large enrollment undergraduate general education (GE) courses that are commonly offered across UC campuses, course sequences, and required courses for a number of majors.
  2. Undergraduate courses that can benefit students across UC campuses.
  3. Undergraduate courses that can be included in an existing or a future minor, concentration, or post-baccalaureate certificate program.

RFP Timeline

  • May 31, 2017: Application Deadline
  • June 16, 2017: Award Announcement
  • June 26 – September 17, 2017: Online Course Development (one quarter extension can be requested)

Access the application here.

Faculty can email their proposal/application to cid@uci.edu or drop it via campus mail to the Center for Instructional Design in AIRB 3000.

For further questions, please contact The Center for Instructional Design (CID) at Division of Teaching and Learning via phone (949) 824-3594 or email: cid@uci.edu.

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