Summer 2020 Online Core Course Initiative: Call for Proposals

In order to create more flexible and diverse course offerings for students and faculty, and to provide options for students looking to “stay on track” for 4-year graduation, USF will introduce up to 4 carefully selected, high-impact online summer Core courses for delivery to undergraduate students in Summer 2020.

This initiative, led by the Student Hybrid Experience (SHE) Advisory Board with support from the College of Arts & Sciences and Provost’s office, is being called the Summer 2020 Online Core Course Initiative.

The SHE advisory board invites Arts & Sciences faculty to submit a proposal to develop a core course online for Summer 2020 delivery.

Proposals may be submitted for any of the core areas (A, B, C, D, E, and F) by full time faculty, individually or as a group. 4 proposals will be selected in early November, with faculty development and course development taking place over the Spring 2020 semester. Faculty or faculty groups will receive either a 2 unit course release or $10,000 stipend for the completion of the course.

Proposals should include an explanation of how the course expects to deliver Core and Program Learning Outcomes as an online offering; and the background or expertise held by the faculty proposer(s) that will facilitate online development, including a list of courses previously taught relevant to expertise in this course.

Call for proposals is currently open and will close on Monday, December 9, 2019.

Submit a Proposal

For more information, visit the Summer 2020 Online Core Course Initiative FAQ page or attend our Information Session on Monday, December 2, 12:00-1:00PM, located at Gleeson Library 236.

Program Requirements

Selected faculty should be willing to commit to the following:

  • Participating in a 2-day, in-person faculty development seminar plus 2 online sessions, each devoted to  online course design, development, and facilitation.
  • Developing the online course during Spring 2020 according to a defined course development schedule, such that the course is ready for delivery in May. (Stipends will be delivered incrementally at the beginning, middle and end of course development. Course release will be provided for AY20/21.)
  • Teaching the proposed course online for three consecutive summers (2020, 2021, 2022), pending faculty availability, summer scheduling processes, continuing Dean’s office approval, and enrollment expectations (15 or more students).