where they are, what background they have, and what knowledge and technical skills you expect them to have in order to successfully complete this course.
Academic Resources: Detail the types of academic resources that will be arranged for the support of this course at a distance. What library resources will be needed? What will students need to access this course, necessary resources and services that require special consideration and accommodation for students at a distance.
Delivery Systems: Describe in detail the intended delivery system(s) and the rationale for selection--i.e., the way in which the delivery system(s) will be integrated into an effective teaching and learning environment. Make specific reference to delivery of instruction and access to ancillary instructional support items or activities--library services, unique or critical academic resources and support, communication between students and faculty and among students. Provide locations and details of arrangements with service and facilities providers and include copies of written agreements or support letters.
Learning Environment/Approach Adjustments: Indicate whether or not any accommodation to the normal instructional environment will be made for the distance education delivery mode. In other words, are there instructional techniques you use on campus that can not be duplicated in the distance education format, and if so, what will you do to achieve the same learning outcome? Provide an estimation of the impact of these changes (i.e., if a lab, group project, or other special activity is an integral part of this course, what will be done to compensate for or to accommodate this requirement in the distance education offering that will assure the expected pedagogical outcome?)
Student Evaluation: Provide details on student evaluation procedures. Make specific reference to the way in which students are typically evaluated in the campus classroom offering and the way in which evaluation of students will be conducted in the distance education mode. Show that this accommodation will have similar evaluation validity. Describe examination security procedures.
Course Logistics Support: State whether this is a department-based distance education course offering or an Independent Learning Program course. Provide information on the way in which this course will receive logistics support by detailing the tasks to be done (materials duplication and dissemination, telecommunications scheduling, examination processing, financial management, marketing, student help, etc.) and who will do them.
Course Evaluation: Detail your plan for evaluation of the course and assessment of course effectiveness. Indicate the way in which this process will be proactive-- i.e., affecting the success and quality of the instructional and learning activity on a continuous basis.
(The following information is not considered in the academic review, but only in the review for the appropriateness of the proposed tuition rate. This section is omitted if this course is an Independent Learning Program offering or part of a previously-approved distance education program that had included an approved tuition rate)
Course Budget: Provide a detailed budget for this course. Budget detail will include the following considerations: personnel (support staff time as appropriate, site facilitators, faculty effort), hardware/software, telecommunications, printing, supplies,