New Course Development & Course Revisions

Any new courses, changes in course titles, course descriptions, or program requirements must be first approved by the Academic Policy Committee (APC) and then sent to the Academic Analyst in the MET Dean’s office. Please use this New Course Proposal form when submitting items to the APC. Note: New courses and changes should not be sent directly to the Metropolitan College Marketing & Publications office.

To ensure uniformity and accuracy, please continue to check course descriptions and titles located on the Student Link, the MET website, and your department’s web page (if applicable). If you should see a discrepancy, please let either the Academic Analyst or the Staff Coordinator in the Dean’s office know so that they can correct it through the appropriate University channels.

MET Procedure for Blended Course Development and Revision

  1. Scope of Online Materials and Payment Amount Determination and Review
    1. Faculty member submits a proposal with the scope of online course material to the department chair (or academic coordinator) via email.
    2. Department chair (or academic coordinator) recommends payment amount for revisions to Associate Dean, and submits proposal to Associate Dean as back-up via email.
    3. Associate Dean approves/rejects request via email, copying Educational Technology Research office and Finance, including the proposal for payroll file.
  2. Online Content Development Contract
    1. Based on Associate Dean’s approval, Educational Technology Research (ETR) provides a contract to MET faculty member.
    2. Development work can begin after the contract, with terms as approved by Associate Dean, is signed by faculty member and Educational Technology Research office.
    3. A copy of the signed contract is filed with the Associate Dean’s office.
  3. Payment Release
    1. Payment will typically be split in two parts (1/3 after completing 50 percent of the work, the rest after completion of development work).
    2. Educational Technology Research office notifies Finance to release payments by sending Request for Payment with a copy of the contract. Release of the final payment is subject to approval by the academic department chair.

MET Procedure for Revision of Online Courses

  1. Scope of Revisions and Payment Amount Determination and Review
    1. Faculty member proposes in writing a list of necessary revisions to department chair (or academic coordinator) via email.
    2. Department chair (or academic coordinator) recommends payment amount for revisions to Associate Dean, and submits list of proposed revisions to Associate Dean as back-up via email.
    3. Associate Dean approves/rejects request via email, copying Distance Education office and Finance, including the list of revisions for payroll file.
  2. Distance Education Contract
    1. Based on Associate Dean’s approval, Distance Education provides a contract to MET faculty member.
    2. Revision work can begin after the contract, with terms as approved by Associate Dean, is signed by faculty member and Distance Education.
  3. Payment Release
    1. Faculty member notifies chair (or academic coordinator) upon completion of revisions.
    2. Chair (or academic coordinator) verifies that revisions have been completed to his/her program standards.
    3. Chair (or academic coordinator) notifies Finance to release payment to faculty member.