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Course Improvement Grants

The Course Improvement Grant is a professional development opportunity for faculty who are seeking to build upon their existing knowledge and skills while improving one of their online courses. The program model is collaborative and includes a cohort (group) of faculty peers and DELTA advisors working together to design a course that meets the nationally-recognized standards of the Quality Matters organization.

Who Should Participate?

Instructors of record currently teaching an online or blended course. Each participating faculty member will choose one specific course to work on.

Choose this grant if: 

  • You currently teach an online or blended course
  • You demonstrate strong knowledge of online course design and pedagogy
  • You are ready to apply the Quality Matters Higher Education rubric to make improvements to an online course.
  • You are seeking Quality Matters certification for an online/blended course

Award: $6,000 and DELTA staff assistance as part of a cohort of colleagues

What Courses are eligible?

Instructors of record currently teaching an online or blended course. Each participating faculty member will choose one specific course to work on.  

*Courses that are not eligible: Please note that face-to-face, remote learning, and web-enhanced courses in which 100% of the instruction occurs in regularly scheduled synchronous sessions (either in person at a campus location with the instructor on a regular basis or in a real-time setting mediated by technology) are NOT eligible for a Course Improvement Grant.

Length and Delivery:

The Course Improvement Grant consists of a professional development course that runs from September to April and is delivered in a blended (hybrid) format. The total time commitment expected for the program is at least 60 hours.

Course Improvement Grant in Action

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