Online Program Development RFP

As the number of online programs and enrollments increases, the Office of eLearning is committed to the implementation of quality assurance measures that ensure the quality of online programs.

The Office of eLearning is requesting proposals in support of high quality online program development.

General Information:

  1. This Request for Proposals (RFP) will receive competitive review and provide colleges and departments entrepreneurial incentives to enhance Online Program Development.
  2. The invitation is extended to departments for Spring 2012 funding. Funding will be awarded in the amount of up to $12,500 per semester. The funding dollars may be used to hire adjunct faculty in order to release full-time faculty for online program development or other needs related to online program development.
  3. A total of ten awards of up to $12,500 will be awarded beginning Spring 2012, with the primary standard for awards being proposals that will fill online program gaps, meet and serve markets, and provide reasonable projection of online enrollment growth. A new Online Program Development Committee (OPDC) will establish, monitor, and award the grants referenced above. OPDC will be responsible for drafting the RFP, developing criteria for selection, and selecting the recipients each semester. OPDC members consist of the Vice Provost for eLearning, chair; Academic Technology Director, Internet Program Support Coordinator, Digital Media Director, Instructional Television Director, Online Marketing Director, Undergraduate Online Admissions Counselor, Graduate Online Admissions Counselor, and College Liaisons.
  4. ETSU online programs must be delivered using the established infrastructure, which includes D2L, Wimba, and the Networking Bridge.
  5. All online courses/programs must follow the faculty-recommended minimum standards for online course delivery at ETSU. Therefore, if there are online courses that have not been reviewed for minimum standard compliance, those courses must be reviewed and revised as necessary to be considered as part of the proposed online degree program.
  6. All academic programs agree to work with the Office of eLearning and the College liaisons during development of the proposed program.
  7. The OPDC may ask for additional information to clarify details during the review of RFPs.

Download the RFP Proposal Form |Word Doc|