Online course development wins honor
American Association of University Administrators award is second for CMU program
The American Association of University Administrators has recognized a group of Central Michigan University staff and faculty for a process they created to develop CMU's online courses and programs.
Four faculty and staff members accepted the AAUA's Exemplary Higher Education Models Award on behalf of CMU:
- Executive Director Pete Ross, of the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Support.
- Director of Instructional Development Jeremy Bond, of curriculum and instructional support.
- Manager of Media Production Phil Coffman, of curriculum and instructional support.
- Barb Klocko, educational leadership faculty member in the College of Education and Human Services.
It's the second award within a year for CMU's Cohort Course Design Model, the first being the Blackboard International Catalyst Award.
"Development of the model was truly a team effort involving over a dozen curriculum and instructional support staff very ably led by Jeremy Bond," Ross said. "The model has been widely embraced by faculty over the past two years for the way in which it has improved efficiency and collaboration in course development and the quality of course design and content."
The new model has allowed curriculum and instructional support to triple the capacity to develop and revise online courses without allocating new resources, and to complete course developments more quickly. Students now can enroll in online courses an average of one semester earlier than in the past.