Faculty Development & Learning Assessment

Course Transformation Project


The Request For Proposal (RFP) form for CTP Cohort Four is available to download and print here: CTP RFP – Cohort Four


Project Description

The Course Transformation Project (CTP) offers assistance to selected faculty to shift most or all of a course currently taught in a face-to-face format to an online or blended (“hybrid”) offering. Blended courses will have at least half the course offered in an online format. Technology experience of participants may range from little to proficient. The following is a list of HSU Faculty who have participated in the Course Transformation Project. If you are curious about course transformation, please discuss the merits of the project with any of our current or former participants.

Cohort One

Cohort Two

Cohort Three

Cohort Four


To be determined after review of the RFPs

The Request For Proposal (RFP) form for CTP Cohort Four is available to download and print here: CTP RFP – Cohort Four

The CTP Cohort Four will begin during the first week of March, 2011, and continue through June 2011. A grant stipend of $2,000 will be awarded to each faculty participant. Half the stipend will be paid at the completion of the Planning & Development (Stage One – approximately early May) and the remainder upon the successful completion of the Facilitation (Stage Two).

Here is a brief “collage style” presentation about CTP Cohorts One and Two, which includes testimonials from two CTP faculty members and a message from President Richmond.
» CTP Presentation – Cohorts One and Two


Planning and Development (Stage One)

  1. Plan course based on student learning outcomes resulting in a course syllabus, completed “roadmap,” and timeline for project.
  2. Develop course materials.
  3. Final course review and refinement.

Facilitation (Stage Two)

  1. The CELT team strongly recommends that participants enroll in and complete a short online course offered by the @ONE Project to experience the online classroom as a student. Select from topics related to online teaching. Participants with experience as an online learner will be better prepared to successfully facilitate their transformed courses.
  2. » @One Project – Online Course Offerings

  3. Participate in Moodle training for basic course maintenance. (Although this may be a face-to-face cohort meeting topic, @ONE’s Introduction to Teaching with Moodle will also fulfill this requirement.)
  4. Participate in an orientation to online teaching. (Although this may be a face-to-face cohort meeting topic, @ONE’s Introduction to Online Teaching & Learning will also fulfill this requirement.) Create a facilitation plan for the course including greeting, rubrics, facilitator’s activity record, etc.
  5. Facilitate the course, revising/updating the facilitator’s activity record.

Mentoring (Stage Three)

  1. Participate in related faculty development events .
  2. Mentor during the next cohort of CTP participants.
  3. Provide continuing leadership to others interested in transforming their courses.

In addition to the cash stipend, instructional design and course development support will be provided by staff in the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT), as well as other team members as the project progresses.

Course designs will emphasize a student-centered approach and include a variety of activities and assessments.


Stipend Agreement
To qualify for the stipend payment, participants also agree to:

  1. Meet regularly with members of the course development team.
  2. Complete assigned activities in the course development process promptly in accordance with the agreed upon timeline.
  3. Contribute to a positive learning environment in the periodic group meetings or online activities that facilitate the exchange of ideas.
  4. Comply with copyright law and software licensing agreements.
  5. Observe guidelines for universal accessibility of all instructional materials.
  6. Commit at least 5-7 hours each week to the CTP for approximately 15 weeks, not counting scheduled vacations or finals week. The first meeting will be scheduled during the week of March 7th, 2011. Cohort meetings will occur approximately weekly or biweekly for 1-2 hours each. The specific development process will be outlined in a schedule established by the development team.


The Request For Proposal (RFP) form for CTP Cohort Four is available to download and print here: CTP RFP – Cohort Four