The course development stipend is a way for NKU to compensate instructors for building online courses. Any instructor developing an online course is eligible to request a contract, whether its for an AP program or not.
Requesting and signing a contract with CITE starts the whole process. The contract establishes these key points:
Most importantly, the contract represents a commitment to a set of standards for accessibility and pedagogy to ensure a quality learning experience for all students. You can review the standards we use to review course developments below.
The first thing to do if you want a contract is to fill out our Contract Request form. Ideally, do this one term before you plan on the course being taught. It's much easier to discuss the contract standards at the beginning of the design process than at the end. Here's what the overall process looks like:
If approved, you will receive an agreement to sign. Return the signed agreement in 7 days to CITE.
Its time to build the course! Your instructional designer will work with you to answer questions you may have and show you how to meet the standards in NKU's Development Guidelines.
Once you feel the course is ready, we will review it to certify it meets NKU Development Guidelines. Every course with a contract will go through three reviews—two from CITE and one from your department chair.
A PAR is submitted to Payroll once all reviews are submitted and all requested changes are implemented.