Course Maintenance & Update Process (New)
This process allows for the continual improvement of online courses through the collection, approval, and implementation of ideas. The process and policies outlined in this article work in conjunction with section 6.0 "Online Course Update Policy" in the Online Handbook.
- (A) Course councils should meet at least once each semester to discuss course needs. Some councils will meet more and discuss changes more frequently, but note that curriculum designers are NOT monitoring the council agenda for new items, but will check in on it periodically or in advance of a council meeting.
- (B) The OCR updates other online instructors through the community's Idea Exchange as to the outcomes of suggestions brought to the council. The course lead and curriculum designer update other stakeholders on campus and within Online Learning as needed. These updates should be given to instructors and other stakeholders at the earliest opportunity, and the agenda should be updated to reflect changes as appropriate.
- If a course redevelopment is needed, the online associate dean (OAD) of that college must be notified. The OAD then begins the process of Course Origination where the Online Development Council will discuss this option.
- The process and policies outlined in this article work in conjunction with section 6.0 "Online Course Update Policy" in the Online Handbook.
Responsible*: Steven Willis (Planning & Coordination Manager)
Consulted*: Curriculum designers, Brian Godfrey (Course Support Manager), Brad Barson (Online Instruction Training Coordinator)
Informed*: Online Instruction, Online Curriculum Development, Course Support, Organizational Learning Team
*Note: The assignments above do not indicate responsibility or roles in individual implementations of this process. Instead, they assign roles in documenting, overseeing, and improving the process as a whole.
For example, the planning and coordination manager (Steve Willis) is responsible for coordinating the documentation and improvement of this process, but has no role in individual implementations. See "How are Core Processes developed and approved?" for more information.