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Course Development Process

Imperial Valley College

Imperial Valley College – Distance Education Course Development Process

To develop a course for online delivery, there are three different paths that can be followed. Each path is specific to the unique needs of the faculty and course that will be developed.

Path A: Faculty who have not completed his or her @ONE coursework requirements.

Path B: Faculty who have completed his or her @ONE coursework requirement and would like to develop a course that is not currently offered online.

Path C: Faculty who have completed his or her @ONE coursework requirement and would like to develop a course that is already being offered online.


PATH A

  1. Prior to teaching online at IVC, any faculty member interested in developing a course for online/hybrid delivery must successfully complete the 12-week @ONE Training course in Online Education Standards & Practices (Note: Subject to revision due to changes in @ONE training curriculum.)
    1. If the course wanting to be developed does not have a DE Addendum, then in a discipline faculty meeting, the interested faculty member should present the topic of adding a DE Addendum to the course in question. In this meeting, the viability of the course in question to be developed online should be discussed including if the course's pedagogy is suitable for online delivery. If the disciplined faculty is in agreement with the addition of the DE Addendum, then the proper steps must be followed to add the DE Addendum. (Meeting minutes must reflect that this conversation took place.) After the DE Addendum is added to the course, continue to step 3.
    2. If the course already has a DE Addendum and is not being offered online, skip step 2, continue to step 3.
  2. The interested faculty will inform the Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee of his/her interest to develop the course for online instruction.  The Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee shall notify (via District email) the FT/PT faculty, in the department, of the faculty member's interest in developing said course for online/hybrid delivery. After the email is sent, any other FT/PT faculty, who have completed the @ONE Training course requirement, interested in developing the designated course shall have ten (10) business days to express in writing, via District email, his/her interest in developing the designated online/hybrid course(s). (DE Coordinator must be CC'd in this email)
  3. After the expiration of ten (10) business days, the Division Dean and/or Department Chair or designee shall make a list of the faculty who expressed an interest in developing the online/hybrid course(s) so that faculty can be notified of any overlapping interests. If overlapping interest occurs, seniority ranking will determine approval in accordance with CTA course selection procedures.
  4. Within ten (10) business days, the Division Dean and/or Department Chair, or designee, shall notify the selected faculty member(s) and the DE Coordinator (via District email) of the decision to develop the designated course(s) for online/hybrid development by the selected faculty member(s). Notification of this final decision shall also be distributed, via District email, to all faculty within the department/division. (DE Coordinator must be CC'd in this email)
  5. The selected faculty member shall contact the DE Coordinator to schedule a meeting. At the meeting, the DE Coordinator will place the faculty member on the course development schedule and discuss the development process for new online/hybrid course(s).
  6. No later than six (6) weeks prior to the start of priority registration, faculty must develop at least the first half of the new online/hybrid course(s), based on a standard academic semester for revision and approval through the Distance Education Evaluation Team (i.e., the first eight weeks of a 16-week course). As soon as the course is ready for review, faculty will contact the DE Coordinator to schedule the course evaluation. The DE Evaluation team will need access to the course, a copy of the Course Map, and a copy of the Course Syllabus.
  7. All courses must obtain a score of "Satisfactory" or higher in all areas of the IVC Distance Education Course Evaluation form, and the course must meet the accessibility requirements of Section 508.

 


PATH B

    1. If the course wanting to be developed does not have a DE Addendum, then in a discipline faculty meeting, the interested faculty member should present the topic of adding a DE Addendum to the course in question. In this meeting, the viability of the course in question to be developed online should be discussed including if the course's pedagogy is suitable for online delivery. If the disciplined faculty is in agreement with the addition of the DE Addendum, then the proper steps must be followed to add the DE Addendum. (Meeting minutes must reflect that this conversation took place.) After the DE Addendum is added to the course, continue to step 2.
    2. If the course already has a DE Addendum and is not being offered online, skip step 1, continue to step 2.
  1. The interested faculty will inform the Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee of his/her interest to develop the course for online instruction.  The Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee shall notify (via District email) the FT/PT faculty, in the department, of the faculty member's interest in developing said course for online/hybrid delivery. After the email is sent, any other FT/PT faculty, who have completed the @ONE Training course requirement, interested in developing the designated course shall have ten (10) business days to express in writing, via District email, his/her interest in developing the designated online/hybrid course(s). (DE Coordinator must be CC'd in this email)
  2. After the expiration of ten (10) business days, the Division Dean and/or Department Chair or designee shall make a list of the faculty who expressed an interest in developing the online/hybrid course(s) so that faculty can be notified of any overlapping interests. If overlapping interest occurs, seniority ranking will determine approval in accordance with CTA course selection procedures.
  3. Within ten (10) business days, the Division Dean and/or Department Chair, or designee, shall notify the selected faculty member(s) and the DE Coordinator (via District email) of the decision to develop the designated course(s) for online/hybrid development by the selected faculty member(s). Notification of this final decision shall also be distributed, via District email, to all faculty within the department/division. (DE Coordinator must be CC'd in this email)
  4. The selected faculty member shall contact the DE Coordinator to schedule a meeting. At the meeting, the DE Coordinator will place the faculty member on the course development schedule and discuss the development process for new online/hybrid course(s).
  5. No later than six (6) weeks prior to the start of priority registration, faculty must develop at least the first half of the new online/hybrid course(s), based on a standard academic semester for revision and approval through the Distance Education Evaluation Team (i.e., the first eight weeks of a 16-week course). As soon as the course is ready for review, faculty will contact the DE Coordinator to schedule the course evaluation. The DE Evaluation team will need access to the course, a copy of the Course Map, and a copy of the Course Syllabus.
  6. All courses must obtain a score of "Satisfactory" or higher in all areas of the IVC Distance Education Course Evaluation form, and the course must meet the accessibility requirements of Section 508.

 


PATH C

  1. The interested faculty will inform the Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee of his/her interest to develop the course for online instruction.  The Department Chair and/or Division Dean or designee shall notify (via District email) the FT/PT faculty, in the department, of the faculty member's interest in developing said course for online/hybrid delivery. (This email is simply a notification to faculty in the department/division. DE Coordinator must be CC'd in this email.)
  2. The faculty member shall contact the DE Coordinator to schedule a meeting. At the meeting, the DE Coordinator will place the faculty member on the course development schedule and discuss the development process for new online/hybrid course(s).
  3. No later than six (6) weeks prior to the start of priority registration, faculty must develop at least the first half of the new online/hybrid course(s), based on a standard academic semester for revise and approval through the Distance Education Evaluation Team (i.e., the first eight weeks of a 16-week course). As soon as the course is ready for review, faculty will contact the DE Coordinator to schedule the course evaluation. The DE Evaluation team will need access to the course, a copy of the Course Map, and a copy of the Course Syllabus.
  4. All courses must obtain a score of "Satisfactory" or higher in all areas of the IVC Distance Education Course Evaluation form, and the course must meet the accessibility requirements of Section 508.

Other Criteria:

  • This process is for both full-time and part-time faculty.
  • In any given semester, online/hybrid course offering are determined by the Department Chair or Division Dean or designee.
  • Online/hybrid course selection is to follow the established procedure agreed upon by the department or discipline, pursuant to DE language in article 15 of the CTA contract and article 10 of the Part-Time Faculty Association contract.
  • All new courses must be developed using, Canvas, the Learning Management System adopted by Imperial Valley College.
  • Faculty selected to develop new online/hybrid courses, that is not being offered online, shall have one year to submit the course for a successful evaluation. If the course has not received a successful evaluation after the one-year period, the division dean and or department chair will offer the course to the faculty member next in line based on the initial selection process.
  • The DE Course Development Process is subject to change, upon the approval of the DE Committee and the Academic Senate, to ensure that the process supports best practices in the development of online/hybrid courses for student success.

If you have any questions, or need any assistance, please contact the DE Coordinator: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 760-355-6188. 

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