YSU DISTANCE EDUCATION APPLICATION TO DEVELOP OR RE-DESIGN
AN ONLINE COURSE
DISTANCE EDUCATION (DE) DEFINITIONS
Payment for the development or re-design of an online course is covered under the YSU-OEA Agreement
2011-2014. Only courses that are web-based fall under the jurisdiction of this article. For purposes of
identification and payment, web-based courses are classified as follows:
Web-based (WB) – 100% online course where students interact asynchronously with the instructor and
other students. Students do not meet in a traditional classroom setting during the semester. Although there is
no set time for instruction, there are likely deadlines placed on assignments. Off-campus proctored exams
and/or presentations may be required at authorized proctoring sites or at designated locations in compliance
with the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) provision regarding student authentication. The
following also applies:
All WB courses are to be developed and taught within the platform selected for use at YSU.
All WB courses are to be developed using the YSU DE template. Developer templates will be
introduced and discussed in detail in one of the Development workshops.
No course can be developed and taught in the same term.
By signing this form, the faculty member agrees to comply with these best practices
Please use MS Word to fill in this form. If the course you are developing is a NEW COURSE, prior to
completing the form, please be sure that your course has received all appropriate approvals. When you have
completed the form, print it out and sign where indicated. Give the signed form to your Chair for signature.
The Chair will then forward the application to the Dean who will then forward it to the Provost’s Office.
[Instructor → Chair → Dean →Provost →DE Director]
A) DEVELOPER INFORMATION:
Faculty member’s name:
If Full Time, state your rank:
If this course is being developed as a joint (collaborative) effort, list ALL individuals, including
yourself, who will be involved in the development process. All individuals participating in the
development process must have participated in the appropriate training as provided by the Quality
Matters or the YSU Office of Distance Education. These include but are not limited to: eYSU Rubric
Training and/or Apply the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop (required by all developers), and LMS
(blackboard) training. QM Peer Reviewer Training is required for individuals on a QM peer review
Department I have had the minimum
training as outlined above.
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