|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 10, 2014|
University of Missouri, Kansas City
AC-7: Incentives for Developing Courses
|2.00 / 2.00||
Does the institution have an ongoing incentives program or programs that meet the criteria for this credit?:
A brief description of the program(s), including positive outcomes during the previous three years:
The University of Missouri System is providing funding to encourage faculty members to share their expertise with other UM campuses. The initiative is designed to encourage the sharing of courses among the four UM campuses to increase options for students, provide opportunities for faculty development leaves, or even expand departmental offerings. In the past, one of the major barriers to sharing courses has been that when students from one campus take courses from another UM campus, the home campus loses tuition fees. Based on the work at other universities, this initiative is designed to promote course sharing and collaborative programs and overcome that barrier.
A brief description of the incentives that faculty members who participate in the program(s) receive:
Grants will be awarded to develop and offer “shared courses” where courses are available to students on at least one other UM campus. The courses could be delivered through conferencing software (e.g. Adobe Connect, WebEx), as a blended or hybrid class, a fully online class, or through other similar methods. A total of $250,000 is available and awards will be made in the spring of 2014. Proposals will be funded for up to $10,000* per course. Preference will be given to proposals that tie multiple courses together that can be shared across at least two campuses – thus increasing the overall impact.To promote the cross-campus course sharing, UM Academic Affairs will provide an incentive of $300 to the host campus for each student who enrolls in the course from another UM campus. For example, if UMKC offers a course that has capacity of 20 students and only 10 UMKC students enroll, but five enroll from other UM campuses, the UMKC campus would get an additional $1,500. This arrangement would provide incentives for campuses to offer courses in the “cooperative” and share courses with the other campuses. While the campuses will likely have different policies on how these incentive funds are distributed – some of the incentive funding should go to the faculty member teaching the course that is shared.
The website URL where information about the incentive program(s) is available:
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