The UC Online project invites Letters of Intent (LoI) (pdf) from UC campuses interested in participating in the second round of course development (“Wave II”).

Wave I, begun in October 2010, focused on assessing the effectiveness of online instruction and was driven by the subject matter faculty proposed.

Wave II focuses on the need for high demand, lower-division classes and key major gateway courses. It seeks proposals from departments and ladder faculty that: 

  • a. align with these institutional priorities,
  • b. provide dynamic, academically rigorous courses that capitalize on the unique benefits offered by online instruction, and
  • c. can be offered to non-UC students on a revenue-generating basis that benefits faculty and departments that participate in the project.

Faculty selected in Wave II will work as part of the project team developing up to 20 fully-online lower-division courses that will be delivered to UC and non-UC students from a common learning environment. It is anticipated that courses will become available for instruction during the 2012-2013 academic year, and will be offered annually to both UC and non-UC students on a repeatable and predictable basis.

LoI will be prepared using the template provided in Appendix A and submitted to uconline@ucop.edu by 12:00 P.M. (noon, Pacific Time) on January 16, 2012.

Download Project Documents

Wave II Request for Letters of Intent (pdf)
Appendix A – Letter of Intent Template (doc)

Information Sessions

Project staff held two online information sessions to answer questions about the call for LoI and the submission process. Below you will find the recordings from our information sessions:

Thursday, December 1, 2011 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Recording: http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/p9qylsz1mef/
Friday, December 2, 2011 from 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Recording: http://uc-d.adobeconnect.com/p9nrra42ggw/