Through the IRC Course Development Contract (CDC) process, program directors can propose a new fully-online course for their program, which (if approved) would give an instructor a development contract to create the course. Additionally, if a fully-online course needs significant changes or updates, a program director can propose a “revision” contract to revise the course.
Once a development proposal has been submitted by the program director, it is reviewed for future terms considering slots for development by the review team.
Instructors developing or revising their fully-online courses will have access to a wealth of support. The IRC team will:
For additional information, please forward questions to AAPIRC@jhu.edu.
You will receive a welcome email that explains the next steps in the process. These next steps include signing your development/revision contract, attending an orientation session, and attending the project kick-off meeting. Everything you need to know will be provided in the welcome email.
The one-hour, online orientation session provides an overview of the course development/revision process including the timeline for completing the project. In addition to this one-hour session, you will also be enrolled in our AAP Teaching and Learning Community in Blackboard.
The AAP Teaching and Learning Community offers faculty additional information and resources to support their course development or revision process such as information about teaching strategies, student-centered learning, online technology training, and much more. The community also offers the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty developing and revising courses.
Developing a high-impact learning experiences for AAP students can take between 120-240 hours.
The IRC, working collaboratively with program directors, faculty, and support services, aims to create high-impact learning experiences that develop AAP students’ potential as innovators, leaders, and visionaries in the arts and sciences.
To support our efforts, we are launching the IRC and Program Director partner initiative. This initiative will support our continued collaborative partnership with AAP programs by assigning an IRC instructional designer (ID) liaison. The assigned ID will work collaboratively with you to identify the instructional design, multimedia, and training needs of your program coordinator(s), assistant program director(s), and faculty. As a result of this collaboration, the assigned ID will develop a greater understanding of the diverse needs and requirements of your program, which will allow the IRC to provide personalized services and to better address the professional and educational needs of your students.
The assigned IRC ID liaison will be responsible for:
You will receive an acknowledgement email to let you know when to expect a decision. It typically takes two weeks for these from the request deadline to receive the decision.
If your request isn’t approved, your application will have to be resubmitted for consideration in future development cycles, but the documentation that you completed can be reused with minimal edits to make for a quick subsequent submission.
Program Directors will receive monthly emails from the instructional designer to keep you apprised of the status of the project.
Yes, you will attend the initial project kick-off meeting, the midterm review meeting, and the final course walk-through