Students need permission from their faculty advisors to take distance education courses. USI Learning Center can provide both faculty and students with information and assistance related to course offerings and distance education programs. Students may be able to register for a distance education course via the Indiana College Network if USI offers a direct equivalent for this course.
The Process for Developing an Online Course:
- Discuss the idea and compensation plans with your department chair.
- Complete the Distance Education Course Application Form and the Syllabus Checklist.
- Develop the course syllabus using the Course Review Rubric
- Obtain the signatures by your department chair and dean.
- Submit application with syllabus via email at email@example.com or stop by FA 41.
If you have any questions about the Distance Education Course development process, please email or call the Distance Learning Office at 812-228-5124 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USI follows distance education guidelines established by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the North Central Association and the Western Interstate Cooperative for Higher Education.
The USI Distance Education Office as a division of Instructional Technology Services provides an array of proctoring support for distance education faculty.
The USI Distance Education Office as a division of Instructional Technology Services provides an array of faculty support for distance education, course and program development, technology use for on or off-campus instruction, and instructional technology training and resources.
One on One, small group trainings please contact Information Technology at 812-228-5124.
- Classroom hardware training or other equipment training, please contact Lance Woods.
The USI Institute for Online Teaching and Learning provides faculty with a stipend and the training needed to develop an Internet-based course. The request for proposals is distributed each year at the fall faculty meeting, and proposals are chosen on a competitive basis. The Institute meets for three weeks in the summer. Contact Information Technology at 812-228-5124 for details.
Distance Education Opportunities for Faculty:
USI Outreach and Engagement Services offers a variety of noncredit Internet-based courses. USI employees are eligible for a $25 fee waiver for these courses. If the course is work-related, the department may choose to pay the remaining balance. Please call 812-464-1989 for more information.