Summer Online Course Conversion Project

    Dear Deans, Associate Deans, Department Chairs, and Faculty:

    The College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) is once again undertaking an online course conversion initiative. We are seeking 50 CSULB faculty to convert their Summer Session 2014 class to an online format. Faculty are encouraged to submit proposals to CCPE to the attention of Eric Bullard, Associate Dean. Before submitting proposals, faculty should first consult with their department chair to ensure that the online course development is supported by the department, and the course, if selected, will be approved to be offered during Summer Session 2014. 

    Proposals for the second phase of online course development will be accepted through December 1, 2013. CCPE will consult with Department Chairs, Associate Deans, and Deans in the review process.

    Faculty who are selected to participate will receive a $5,000 conversion stipend, and will work with CCPE’s Technology Enhanced Learning Center (TELC) to convert their face-to-face class offering to a 100% online format.  TELC will provide all necessary instructional design and Desire2Learn Learning Management System support services to faculty. During Fall Semester 2013, TELC will also conduct orientation and training sessions for faculty who are interested offering courses online.

    Selected faculty participants must commit to a project timeline, which will consist of working with a CCPE instructional designer. Faculty selected for this initiative will also be required to offer the converted online course during Summer Session 2014.

    At this time, we are particularly interested in General Education and high-demand courses appropriate for full online conversion. Classes that are converted to an online format for the self-support Summer Session may be utilized by departments during their fall and spring state supported semesters.

    If you would like further consultation or need more information about this initiative, please contact Eric Bullard, Associate Dean, at Eric.Bullard@csulb.edu or 5-5496. 

    Best Regards,
    Jeet Joshee
    Associate Vice President, International Education
    Dean, College of Continuing and Professional Education