New Online Course Development for Spring 2015

Contact Dennis Hitchcox

A new online course is defined as a course that does not currently exist in an online format at PCC.  If the course is already offered online at PCC, it is not new.  A request of this type would be defined as a Duplicate Development request or perhaps a course revision.  Return to the Online Development Information Page for more info on duplicate development and course revisions.

The Deans of Instruction and Distance Education identified the following priorities for new online course development:

  • Development of new online degrees and certificates
  • Development that fills gaps to complete online degrees and certificates such as the AAOT, ASOT Business, AGS, and CTE degrees and certificates where significant course work is already offered online
  • Development of new shareable online courses or SAC shells, specifically those developed through a collaborative process with instructors, Distance Education staff, and faculty mentors
  • Development of specialized courses where unique needs exist for online delivery

Faculty members new to teaching online at PCC are required to complete training; i.e., Online Instructor Orientation, in order to teach or develop online courses.


Each new online course development follows a timeline for completion. The timelines align with faculty training opportunities and with the start of academic terms. Please visit the Online Course Request Forms Page for the 2014-15 timelines.


Updated compensation options are provided on the request form.  In the absence of a specific written agreement, all courses may be shared with others at PCC. All courses are developed under a letter of agreement and include a course review for design and accessibility.

Option 1- Fully-funded Development

Full stipend

Option 2- Unfunded Development

No stipend- at the option of the instructor

Option 3 – Partially funded Development

Funded at either 25 or 50%, at request of instructor/department

Based on use of existing online materials

Examples include the use of publisher materials, open educational resources, conversion from hybrid to online class, licensed content

Request Round
1st Teach Term: SP 15*
*Instructor must be trained
1. Request period opens Sept 2, 2014
2. Request period closes Sept 26, 2014
3. Final decisions Oct 3, 2014
4. Online Instructor Orientation (OIO) Oct 13 – Nov 21, 2014

*Instructors for development proposals for Spring 2015 must have already completed training (OIO).

Continue to the New Online Course Development Proposals Form

New Online Course Development

Links to forms are currently not active; they are only available during the request period. Contact Steve Beining for expedited requests.