Teaching Online and Blended Classes

Last updated January 23, 2022

Curriculum Committee Approval

The regular IVCC Curriculum Committee process for designing and delivering courses in online or blended formats requires committee approval before the delivery format is changed.  This process should be initiated through the division dean using the required forms.

First-Time Offering Payment

FT faculty teaching an online class for the first time receive one credit hour equal to the overload rate in the first semester the course is taught.  PT faculty receive one credit equal to the pay rate in the first semester the course is taught. This payment is handled by the division dean and is made in the term in which the class is first offered.

Teaching Online @ IVCC

IVCC offers a three-week, fully-online workshop for professional development in online teaching and learning.  This workshop is facilitated by IVCC faculty and staff.  The workshop was implemented with the 2018-2021 IVCC faculty contract.  The workshop is required of all faculty new to online teaching.  The workshop is generally offered each fall and spring semester. Check with Patrice, Patrice_Hess@ivcc.edu on the next offering.

Course Development Funding

Course development funding is not required, but optional for all faculty with proper approvals.  All faculty, full-time and part-time, have the option to earn course development funding for one course every 3 years.  Full-time faculty have the option to be granted release time for course development.  Faculty seeking course development funding or release time have one year in which to complete all of the required steps.  These steps come from the IVCC FT faculty contract, 2021-2022, starting on page 46.

  1. Complete the course development request form (formerly intent to teach online form).  This form must be completed and signed by the faculty member, dean, vice president, and director at the start of the process.
  2. Complete the Teaching Online at IVCC course.  
  3. Complete 2 hours of graduate credit in online learning (required for FT faculty, optional for PT faculty).  Faculty who already have graduate credit in online learning may submit a transcript for review to Patrice Hess.  Faculty who need to complete this step may register for an Illinois Online Network (ION) class for which the college pays the fees.  If the class fee is paid by IVCC, this class cannot be used for salary advancement.  Learn more about the Illinois Online Network (ION) Master Online Teacher Program
  4. Demonstrate a unit or more of your online or blended class for a review team. The team will be looking for elements in your course as described by the Best Practices for Teaching: Strategies for Course Design and Delivery (2020).

Questions?  Contact Patrice Hess, Patrice_Hess@ivcc.edu, 815-224-0462