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Summer Online Grant 2024

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of awards by December 15th, 2023.

The Center for Teaching and Learning, and the College of Continuing Education are funding grants to develop fully online courses that support student success, the Graduation Initiative 2025, and will be offered in Summer 2024 and beyond. three-words-to-describe-sog.jpeg

The grant program will assist faculty, who have some online experience, to develop high-quality online courses with support from instructional designers and faculty mentors.

My gratitude to all the instructors and mentors for their generosity. It was a wonderful experience that reinvigorated my desire to teach and build stronger and stronger courses.

SOG 2023 Participant

Information Session

If you want to learn more about the application process or requirements for the Summer Online Grant Program please watch the information session recording:

Grant Information

Lots of information and resources, which allowed me to learn about things I didn't know about and reinforce things I was already familiar with. The facilitators were very helpful and encouraging (and also patient!).

SOG 2023 Participant

Grants awarded will provide:

  • $3,500 to be processed as additional employment in accordance with the CBA and campus policy limitations of 125% and will be paid upon completion of course design milestones
  • One-on-one consultation and help from Instructional Designers and Canvas Experts to learn and implement
  • Effective and engaging strategies for asynchronous online teaching
  • Best practices and recognized standards for online course design
  • Design a plan to transform your course for compressed delivery, increased student engagement, equity, inclusivity, and accessibility

Selection Process

I like that the program was adaptable for faculty who were new to online teaching and those with more experience.

SOG 2023 Participant

The following criteria are considered:

  1. Written support of the instructor's application to the SOG program and proposed course from the Department Chair and/or Dean.
  2. Course impact on student progress to a degree: high-demand “gateway” courses, “bottleneck” courses, and courses with high rates of DFW grades are of special consideration.
  3. Participant’s ability and commitment to:
    • Meet and work with other grantees and support teams to develop the course during winter break (January) and during the Spring semester. 
    • Explore and adopt best practices and engaging teaching strategies for asynchronous online learning.
    • Participate in data sharing that contributes towards evaluating the Summer Online Grant program.

Award notifications will be sent to applicants by December 15th, 2023.

Important Dates

I was blown away by how much I learned taking this course. Truly.

SOG 2023 Participant


  • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. in-person in the Center for Teaching and Learning on:
    • Fri. January 5th, 2024
    • Mon. January 8th, 2024

Synchronous Workshops:

  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:
    • January 11th (Zoom)
    • January 16th (In-Person in the CTL)
    • January 18th (Zoom)
    • February 13th (Zoom)
    • March 12th (Zoom)
    • April 10th (Zoom)

Download the 2024 SOG Schedule & Expectations

Submit Your Proposal

It was helpful to have a structure to condense the course for summer along with strategies.

SOG 2023 Participant

Applications are now closed. Applicants will be notified of awards by December 15th, 2023.

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