University of Vermont

Center for Teaching and Learning
Hybrid Course Initiative

Application Information for the Spring 2015 Cohort

We are now recruiting applicants for the Spring 2015 hybrid cohort, which will launch the third phase of this project (Applications for the Spring 2015 cohort are due November 3rd, 5pm). Applicants should have experience using Blackboard and other instructional technology. The course they wish to redesign as a hybrid should be scheduled to be taught in AY '15-'16. The following is a summary of what is expected from faculty participants, and how faculty will be supported by the hybrid initiative as they redesign their courses:

Participation Expectations

  • Approval from your Department Chair and Dean
  • Teach the hybrid course for the first time in Fall 2015 or Spring 2016
  • Commitment to teach the hybrid course twice in 3-year period
  • Share your experiences and course materials as a part of a case study co-authored by CTL staff
  • Participate in a full-day Hybrid Course Development training
  • Work with CTL staff to create accessible course materials (e.g. captioning of screencasts; screen-reader ready pdfs; implementing UDL principles)
  • Participate in formative and summative evaluations of your course and the hybrid program

Faculty Support

  • Consult with a Hybrid Faculty Mentor about hybrid course structure
  • Work with a Hybrid Instructional Designer (CTL staff) to develop/redesign the course
  • Attend CTL Workshops related to hybrid and flipped learning
  • Utilize Hybrid Case Study Archive resources on CTL website
  • Receive a professional development grant up to $1,500 to support their hybrid course development and re-design
  • Access to student technical support staff (“TechCat”) for implementing course technologies including captioning screencasts



Please follow this link to the online application form.

Important Dates

Applications due – November 3rd, 2014 by 5pm
Accepted applicants will be notified by end of day, November 15th, 2014
Welcome luncheon – December 10th, 2014
*Full-Day Hybrid Development Workshop – January 8th, 2015 (exact date may be adjusted)

* Mandatory - participating faculty must attend this workshop in order to be a part of this cohort

Contact UVM © 2014 The University of Vermont - Burlington, VT 05405 - (802) 656-3131