Unlike DART Online, which is used to create new courses, the AIM program focuses on reviewing and revising courses that have already been taught in the fully online format. The emphasis will be on ensuring that all course elements are fully aligned, resulting in an improved student experience that meets Quality Matters™ standards for a high-quality online course.
A limited number of participants will be accepted in each cohort, and the must be nominated by their chair or director. Selection will use the following criteria:
It is important that the course associated with the nominee was taught in a fully online format in the past, though chairs may nominate a faculty participant other than the person who originally designed/taught the course. In addition, departments must plan to offer these re-designed courses in an online format during the 2016-2017 academic year.
Both chairs and nominees should be aware of the following:
Faculty who complete either the AIM Online program will be awarded stipends of $1,500. Payment is subject to the approval of the faculty member's chair or director, who will verify acceptance of the course on behalf of the department or school. The Center for Integrated Professional Development will begin the payment approval process as soon as possible after receiving the chair's acceptance of the course.
If you have general questions about AIM Online, you can contact us at ProDev@ilstu.edu. Faculty members wishing to apply should contact their department chair or school director.
If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in AIM Online, please contact the Center at ProDev@ilstu.edu.