Online/Hybrid Course Delivery Approval Process
The steps below apply to all faculty, whether you are interested in teaching a course that is already offered in online/hybrid format or one that is new to online delivery. Got a question such as Who Needs to Submit Proposals for Online/Hybrid Teaching? Visit our FAQ.
Preliminary Research & Skills Development
Faculty should examine their own skills regarding online teaching (including technology) and gather research. If the proposed course will involve the use of new technologies, the faculty member should define a timeline and roadmap of training required before the course may be delivered effectively.
Some key questions/considerations you might want to focus upon include:
Resources to Research
Proposal Development & Consultation with Colleagues/Subdivision
As part of the COOL efforts to streamline the proposal process, a web-based form now in place allows for improved flow of proposal submission, sharing with subdivision colleagues & the review team from the COOL, as well as revising, reviewing, and obtaining dean approval. If review of a draft of your proposal is required by subdivision colleagues, you will have a chance to share the document with colleagues after you submit a draft using the web-based form.
If colleagues in the subdivision are not in favor of the proposal as formulated,
seek ways to explore online delivery with existing classes to gain data and
input about the viability of the approaches. Ask for clarification on specific pieces of the course content and outline
that are not addressed in the proposed format. Use criticism constructively;
look for existing, successful implementations at other institutions as evidence
online delivery modes CAN be offered effectively.
Division Dean Review / Approval
Approval by your Division Dean is required prior to COOL Team review. When you are ready to share your proposal document with your Division Dean for review and approval, review and complete the instructions at the bottom of the proposal document that was sent to your email inbox immediately after submitting your proposal.
Proposal Review, Feedback, & Revision
After the proposal deadline, a review team from the COOL will be assigned to review your proposal. COOL review teams usually consist of 3-5 members of the COOL. Your review team will review your proposal and then provide feedback, comments, and (if applicable) suggestions for revision. You will be required to respond to the feedback, and if requested, revise your proposal as needed.
Course Site Review (for first-time online/hybrid instructors only)
Instructors teaching in online or hybrid delivery at Chabot College for the first time are required to provide a demonstration of their proposed online/hybrid course site to the assigned review team. Typically, course demonstrations take place during the last month of the semester, and conclude prior to finals week.
The demonstration will be conducted by way of your assigned review team accessing your course site with student-level access. To encourage a consistent review, team members will be using the Online / Hybrid Course Review Checklist form as a checklist & guide while reviewing your course site.
You will be asked to prepare your course site with the overall course organization plus 2 weeks of content. While developing your course site, we strongly recommend that you take in consideration best practices listed on the Online / Hybrid Course Review Checklist form.
Faculty who plan to use Blackboard for their course have the option to use a developmental or the actual Blackboard course site, depending on the time of year and/or whether actual site requests are being requested. A developmental course site will eventually need to be copied over into that actual or "live" course site.
If the course is to be offered during the following semester the actual Blackboard site they plan to use (if they are teaching the course during the following semester and Blackboard course sites for that semester are available for setup) to teach the course, or they can request a developmental course site.
To receive the Blackboard log in information to view sample and "live" online courses, please complete the online form (include "View a Sample Online Course" in the provided text box under questions, comments, or more details).
Course Site Review - A "To-Do" Checklist
Faculty who submitted proposals will receive notification on the status of their proposals.
The final list of proposals and their status will be posted on the proposals section of the COOL website.
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