Course Proposal Process

We are dedicated to providing faculty with support and resources to develop quality instruction. Faculty members work with instructional design and technology consultants to ensure optimal results. Courses are designed to meet research-based standards of best practice.

An important part of working with iLearn is the close collaboration between the faculty member and the instructional designer (ID). Regular and substantive communication between the developer and the ID is an integral part of the development process to achieve success.

Ball State's Integrated Learning Institute (iLearn) is inviting full-time faculty members who have never developed an online course for Ball State to earn a $2,000 stipend for participating in a professional development opportunity focused on best practices in online education.

You can earn the stipend, if you:

  • Have approval of your department chair and dean
  • Work with iLearn's instructional design and technology consultants
  • Meet or surpass the national best-practice standards of the Quality Matters rubric for your course.

This incentive is part of a new focus on professional development for teaching. This change will enable the university to serve more faculty members with their teaching and learning needs.

Additional professional development opportunities will be announced this fall.

As part of this new focus on professional development, the university is phasing out its stipends for individual online courses.

Once you submit your request, your department chair will receive a notification for approval action. Upon department approval, your request will be forwarded to the dean of the corresponding college for approval then forwarded directly to us for final approval for resources and any applicable stipend. Stipend amounts are dependent on fiscal year budgets.  o start the process, submit a request here.

If you’d like to consult with someone at iLearn further before moving forward with the process, please contact us at