DL CRI Call for Proposals Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the Digital Learning Course Redesign Initiative. This is a 4-step process:

Step 1: Attend an Information Session

The offered information sessions have now ended. Please view this recording of a previous information session for more information.

Step 2: Prepare a Proposal

The proposal form includes sections for:

  • Faculty and course information
  • Faculty development
  • Purpose of the course redesign
  • Description of the course redesign
  • Alignment with initiative goals
  • Plans for evaluation
  • Timeline

In this step we encourage you to prepare a draft of your proposal to capture your initial ideas. Instructional designers are on standby and ready to help you tease out big ideas or help you think through the details of your plan.

Please note that the Proposal From is an Adobe PDF file. With Adobe Acrobat, once an electronic signature has been added to the PDF file, the file can no longer be edited. Instead, a Digital Signature can be added to the file which should still allow the file to be editable. On the form, there are brief instructions on how to add a Digital Signature. For more step-by-step instructions, please refer to this guide for assistance.

Step 3: Meet with an Instructional Designer

A required step in the process is to meet with an instructional designer (ID) to discuss and refine your course redesign plan. This is an opportunity to vet your ideas and work out a timeline for a strong and effective proposal that best meets your specific needs. If you have successfully completed IDL6543, DLI7836, OFRA, or Teaching with Lecture Capture (TLC), then you have already been paired with an experienced Instructional Designer. If not, we will put you in direct contact with an ID. To allow yourself plenty of time to refine and route your proposal for the endorsements, I would encourage you to request the Instructional Design consultation early in the spring semester and by mid-February at the latest. Not sure who to meet with?

After your consultation, please submit the completed form (along with your signature on the PDF) to the Instructional Designer you met with. The ID will complete the Instructional Designer Endorsement section and return the signed PDF back to you to complete Step 4.

Step 4: Forward to your Department Chair (or equivalent)

The final section of the proposal form is the Department Chair Endorsement. Forward the PDF with your signature and the ID’s signature to your department chair (or equivalent) to request endorsement. This may involve a conversation to discuss how this project aligns with department/college/university goals. The department chair will submit the final signed form to the Pegasus Innovation Lab at iLab@ucf.edu.

Final Submission Date

The final due date for proposal submissions to the iLab from the department chair is Monday, February 10, 2020.

Looking Ahead

The Summative Course Review signifies the completion of a course redesign project. The completion deadline is dependent upon your original proposal acceptance date.

Proposal Acceptance DateCompletion Deadline
Prior to January 1, 2020December 31, 2020
After January 1, 2020May 1, 2021

Additional Questions

If you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact Wendy Howard at iLab@ucf.edu.