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Alternate Delivery Program

The Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs (OSWSP) is committed to offering multiple course delivery formats in the condensed summer and winter sessions. The OSWSP partners with UMBC’s Division of Instructional Technology (DoIT) and the Faculty Development Center to offer course design assistance to faculty through the Alternate Delivery Program (ADP).

The Alternate Delivery Program (ADP) helps full and part-time UMBC faculty design and teach high quality “alternate delivery” (hybrid and online formats) courses during the summer and winter sessions. The ADP includes three different tracks to meet faculty needs based on their prior online course design experience and technical skill set. The program offers technical, pedagogical, and financial support to a selected cohort of faculty members who agree to convert an existing in-person course to a hybrid or online delivery mode and offer that course in the following summer or winter session.

Faculty interested in converting an in-person course to an effective hybrid or fully online course are invited to submit a proposal for this innovative faculty support program.

Faculty selected to participate in the ADP Course Designer cohort are required to attend a three-day workshop. One-on-one technical support is provided by DoIT’s Instructional Technology Team.  Financial support is provided through the Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs (OSWSP).


Skill Builder Track
for faculty who need experience using Blackboard’s more advanced features, or for users who want to refresh their basic skills. The Skill Builder track offers short workshops and modular training on specific topics that are the building blocks for good hybrid and online course design. Faculty who complete the Skill Builder Track, or can demonstrate competency in the Skill Builder topics, are then prepared to apply for the more advanced Course Designer Track.

Course Designer Track for more experienced Blackboard users who are ready to convert their traditional in-person course to either a hybrid or online course and then offer that course in a future summer or winter session.

Quality Booster Track for faculty who already offer hybrid or online courses at UMBC, but who did not previously receive training through the ADP. Faculty in the Quality Booster track self-review their hybrid or online course based on national quality standards as defined by Quality Matters, and then revise their course as needed to meet the requirements of a well-designed hybrid or online course.


For Questions or More Information

Mariann Hawken, M.Ed.
eLearning Coordinator
UMBC Division of Information Technology
mariannhawken@umbc.edu | 410-455-2920 | ENG 101F

Beth Jones
Director, Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs
UMBC Division of Professional Studies
410.455.2731 | ejones@umbc.edu |

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