New Course Development & Course Revisions

Any new courses, changes in course titles, course descriptions, or program requirements must be first approved by the department and the Academic Policy Committee (APC). Please use the forms provided on the APC homepage. 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 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
    • Faculty member submits a proposal with the scope of online course material to the department chair (or academic coordinator) via email.
    • Department chair (or academic coordinator) recommends payment amount for revisions to Associate Dean, and submits proposal to Associate Dean as back-up via email.
    • 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
    • Based on Associate Dean’s approval, Educational Technology Research (ETR) provides a contract to MET faculty member.
    • Development work can begin after the contract, with terms as approved by Associate Dean, is signed by faculty member and Educational Technology Research office.
    • A copy of the signed contract is filed with the Associate Dean’s office.
  3. Payment Release
    • Payment will typically be split in two parts (1/3 after completing 50 percent of the work, the rest after completion of development work).
    • 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
    • Faculty member proposes in writing a list of necessary revisions to department chair (or academic coordinator) via email.
    • 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.
    • Associate Dean approves/rejects request via email, copying Distance Education office and Finance, including the list of revisions for payroll file.
  2. Course Revision Contract
    • Based on Associate Dean’s approval, Distance Education provides a contract to MET faculty member.
    • 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
    • Faculty member notifies chair (or academic coordinator) upon completion of revisions.
    • Chair (or academic coordinator) verifies that revisions have been completed to his/her program standards.
    • Chair (or academic coordinator) notifies Finance to release payment to faculty member

MET Procedure for Development of Online Courses

  1. Scope of Online Materials and Compensation Amount Determination and Review
    • Faculty member proposes the development of a new online course to the department chair (or academic coordinator) via email. If the course is a new course never offered face to face before, it first goes to the APC for approval.
    • If not a new course or after APC approval, department chair (or academic coordinator) submits request to Associate Dean via email for course development.
    • Associate Dean approves/rejects request via email, copying Distance Education director and Finance, confirming who will develop the course, what the compensation will be, the expected date of completion, and when the course is proposed to run for the first time.
  2. Course Development Contract
    • Based on Associate Dean’s approval and details provided, Distance Education director provides a contract to faculty member(s).
    • Course development work can begin after the contract, with terms as approved by Associate Dean, is signed by faculty member and returned to Distance Education director.
    • Expected date of completion of course development should be no less than six months from the approval date to allow all parties ample time to plan, develop, review, and deploy new course.
    • DE instructional designer works with faculty to develop an agreed-upon timeline for delivery of content and building of course.
  3.   Compensation
    • First half of approved compensation requested through MET Finance by Distance Education director upon receipt of signed contract.
    • Department chair (or academic coordinator) notifies Distance Education director that course has been reviewed and is complete.
    • Second half payment requested through MET Finance by Distance Education.