Considerations for Department-Level Administrators:

  • Which Courses to Start With?
    • Member institutions use a range of procedures to determine this such as: (1) faculty self-nominate courses which are then endorsed by departments, deans, curriculum committees, and given final approval by the provost (e.g., onetwo); (2) a MOOC course review committee, often headed by a director of online education, works with deans and departments to select courses (e.g,. one); or (3) nominations are made by deans and approved by a provost-led MOOC committee (e.g., one).
  • Which Faculty to Start With?
    • Some considerations include faculty members’ existing course load and upcoming research deadlines, experience teaching online, and willingness to commit long-term.