Course Development Stipends

Stipends for online course development are available for the following amounts:

  • Developing faculty member: $2,000
  • Academic department offering the course: $500

The $2,000 will be divided if two or more faculty members are working together on the same course. In addition, keep in mind that development stipends paid to faculty are considered when calculating compliance with Ball State’s supplemental compensation policy.

Stipends are available only for courses that are 100 percent online. Blended and face-to-face courses are not eligible. Faculty will need to complete the course development process to start the process to qualify for a stipend.

This stipend program will be in effect for all courses developed for delivery by summer 2014.

Types of Courses Eligible

1. New Course Development

  • A course that has not been previously developed for online delivery.
  • A course that has sufficient demand to warrant an additional development by a second departmental faculty member (must be approved by the Division of Online and Distance Education).

Limits: Where enrollment demand warrants and the university’s supplemental wage policy allows, there are no limits to the number of new course developments a department or faculty member can pursue.

2. Course Redevelopment

  • A previously developed course that did not go through the iLearn process and/or the faculty member did not work with one of the iLearn instructional designers during the original development.
  • The scope of work planned meets the iLearn criteria to qualify as an existing online course development.

Limits: All faculty members are limited to two course redevelopments, as approved by Extended Education, between April 1, 2012, and the beginning of fall term 2014.

Qualification for Stipend Payments

  • Faculty members developing the course must work with an instructional designer from iLearn.
  • The course meets iLearn quality standards criteria.

Existing Academic Degree Program Redevelopment
When a department wants to redevelop the online courses for an entire degree or program, additional resources may be available.

For questions about program or course development stipends, contact Staci Davis or Joel Whitesel in the Division of Online and Distance Education.

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