Introduction and Background

Now in its third year, the Online and Hybrid Program Development Grant seeks applications from campus leaders who wish to develop or re-furbish online or hybrid programs or suites of courses. Although designed initially for online programs, we recognize today that face-to-face programs increasingly have online courses, and online programs often have an analogous program in the face-to-face environment. Moreover, students often benefit from being able to take courses in multiple modes and develop cohort relationships with their classmates across modalities. This grant has changed in response to the increasing crossover between modalities. Although the heart of the grant still lies in developing programs (or common threads) rather than individual courses, we encourage applications which seek to integrate multiple modes and the students they serve.

This grant is for you if you wish to:

  • Launch a new online or hybrid program
  • Refurbish an existing online or hybrid program
  • Increase the coherence between the online, hybrid, and face-to-face environments within a program
  • Instill best practices in a "common thread" of courses which serve a curricular requirement, such as writing emphasis courses or labs, across multiple programs.


  1. Build the capacity of instructors to design courses across their chosen modes of instruction.
  2. Enrich the student experience through high quality course design.
  3. Develop an equitable experience across modalities in the curriculum.
  4. Align outcomes of online and hybrid courses with those of the Colleges and Departments they serve.

To Apply

  1. Look over the pages of this site for more information on the expectations of the application.
  2. Fill out the proposal submission form (Qualtrics form) by the end of the day on March 13, 2020.

The form will require you to login with your UWGB email and password. Logging in should allow you to save your work across all the devices you use to complete the application. You may wish to bookmark the link to the Qualtrics form.

As you develop your proposal, we strongly encourage you to contact CATL for guidance (, 920-465-2541).