Request to offer an online or hybrid undergraduate course during the academic year; list of approved courses
Departments must request approval to schedule undergraduate course section in an online or hybrid format, the procedure is below.
How to Submit a Request
To request permission to offer an undergraduate class section as online or hybrid during the fall/spring semester, departments must:
(1) Gather proposal materials:
- a completed proposal to teach the course online or hybrid
- Proposal to teach course in ONLINE modality
- Proposal to teach course in HYBRID (part online, part in-person) modality
- a syllabus that reflects the online/hybrid instructional mode and meets campus syllabus guidelines
- a link to the CANVAS course if that has been created; otherwise, documentation of the course design, digital materials, and student experience by providing a completed course map and rhythm document.
- Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) online courses shared with BTAA institutions will receive expedited review; contact Zach McLeod for additional information.
- Given the variable nature of topics courses, they cannot be permanently approved to be offered online. However, departments may request permission to teach any individual topic title online through this process. Approval will be specific to the term and topic title.
- Summer online courses and graduate online courses don't need approval, per the L&S Policy on Offering Undergraduate Class Sections with Online or Hybrid Modality.
Please note: no review is required to offer summer courses online, or to offer graduate courses online.
While the exact deadline will change term to term, we typically align deadlines so they are shortly before initial call deadlines for the build of the course schedule (set by the Office of the Registrar).
- Fall Term 2023 Deadline: Friday, December 16, 2022 OR Friday January 13, 2023 (Submission by the first date will ensure an L&S decision by the initial call deadline)
How Proposals are Reviewed
Requests are administratively reviewed and approved by L&S Teaching & Learning. The focus of review is:
- Intended audience (in-person modality is a priority for first- and second-year students)
- Pedagogical benefits specific to the course goals
- Course’s place in program requirements (in-person is a priority for courses required for all students in a program)
Generally speaking, an approval to offer a course online rolls forward automatically each semester. However, if a course’s content, design, enrollment or audience changes substantially, or if an issue is identified through regular L&S Admin monitoring, a request for review may be required.
Courses approved to be offered online or hybrid
Please see the list of Undergraduate Courses Approved to Be Offered Online or Hybrid, during a Fall or Spring semester
For additional questions. see L&S Policy on Offering Undergraduate Class Sections with Online or Hybrid Modality or contact Kimbrin Cornelius, Assistant Dean of L&S Teaching and Learning at firstname.lastname@example.org