Online Education Funding Opportunities, 2016-17

There are two key funding opportunities in 2016-17 for faculty interested in developing fully online courses: a UC systemwide RFP for credit-bearing online courses, and a campus call for proposals to develop Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to be offered on the Coursera platform. Faculty interested in developing online courses for either category are encouraged to contact Michael Tassio (mtassio@ucsc.edu, 831-459-1349) for more information. 

*NEW* CAMPUS Call for Online Education Courses for Summer Session

  • Awarded faculty will receive one course release, extensive collaboration with the instructional design team, and access to campus facilities to develop the course
  • Competition among UCSC faculty (open to all faculty who teach)
  • Call is targeted at high demand major requirement courses 
  • Deadline: December 5, 2016 (end of day)
  • Link to propsoal instructions: http://academicaffairs.ucsc.edu/online-education/RFP/2016-17/campus-summer-call.html

SYSTEMWIDE ILTI Call for Online Education and Hybrid Course Proposals

  • Competition among all UC faculty
  • Open to ladder-rank faculty, LSOEs and LPSOEs; Unit 18 continuing lecturers are encouraged to submit proposals with appropriate UC academic appointees as the PI
  • Call is targeted at developing fully online or hybrid courses 
  • Proposals representing collaboration among PIs and departments from different campuses are encouraged
  • Maximum award is for $110K 
  • This is a rolling RFP with the following submission review dates: October 31, January 31, March 31, and May 31
  • Submissions are being handled by ProposalCENTRAL, an online system for managing proposals. 
  • Link to instructions: http://www.ucop.edu/innovative-learning-technology-initiative/proposals/index.html

CAMPUS Call for MOOCs offered on the Coursera platform

  • Awarded faculty will receive one course release, extensive collaboration with the instructional design team, and access to campus facilities to develop the course
  • Competition among UCSC faculty (open to all faculty who teach)
  • Interested faculty are invited to write a letter of interest (one or two pages) addressing the topic of their proposed MOOC, as well as a brief explanation of its potential benefits as a MOOC to the campus, the public, or as an educational resource.
  • MOOC proposals that will generate course videos and other materials that can be used in other formats (such as in credit-bearing hybrid courses) are encouraged, as are proposals for courses that could be incorporated as part of a series of future MOOCs
  • Funding is limited and interested faculty are encouraged to apply ASAP as the RFP will close when funds are exhausted
  • Interested faculty should contact Michael Tassio (mtassio@ucsc.edu) for support in drafting a letter of interest
  • Submit letters of interest to VPAA Herbie Lee at vpaa@ucsc.edu