boot camp badgeOnline Boot Camp Program

The application process for Fall 2016 is complete.

The Center for Faculty Excellence offers faculty participation in the Teaching Online Boot Camp. This semester long program will support faculty in developing at least one fully online learning module. Each participant will be assigned an Instructional Designer and other support staff as needed to complete the project and ensure accessibility of instructional materials.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive up to $1,000 in Professional Development funds ($500 for module development and up to $500 for QOLT workshops). Faculty members retain ownership rights of all content created.

Frequently asked questions regarding the Boot Camp Program

  • Can adjunct faculty apply? Yes
    Any faculty member can apply to the Boot Camp program. There does need to be some indication from your department chair that you are likely to teach the course the semester following completion of the program.

  • Is there a difference between an online learning module and an online course? Yes
    The training and deliverables for Boot Camp participants are different from developing an online course in the eScholars program. An online module developed in the Boot Camp program can be utilized as supplemental to course content and/or in lieu of face to face content.

  • If I was a previous eScholar or participated in the QOLT Summer Academy can I apply to Boot Camp? No
    Faculty members who apply and are accepted into the eScholars or the QOLT Summer Academy programs are not eligible to apply for Boot Camp, as they will have the competencies to develop online content for other courses.

  • After I submit my online application is there anything else I need to do? Yes
    but only if you do not get a confirmation email that your application has been received. if you don't get a confirmation from someone within 24-48 hours of submitting your application, please email

  • Are faculty members accepted into these programs expected to attend Blackboard training? Yes
    All faculty members should have up to date Blackboard training if they have not already done so.