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2015-16 Participants

Dr. Ashley Bender - English, Speech & Foreign Languages
Prof. Sarah Gamblin – Dance
Dr. Brian Harding – Psychology and Philosophy
Prof. Vicki Mason – Occupational Therapy
Dr. Mahmoud Sadri – Sociology

Program Overview

As aligned with implementation of the Academic Strategic Plan, the Hybrid Instruction Project provides instruction and support to five faculty members who wish to convert a class to hybrid instruction at Texas Woman’s University. A hybrid course is one in which a majority (more than 50% but less than 85%) of the planned instruction occurs when the students and instructor(s) are not in the same place.

The following chart is intended to help in determining the range of face-to-face (F2F) and online (electronic) time required for a course to qualify as a hybrid course.

Credit Hours

Class Time

Distance Education
Course Designation
(Time in F2F Classroom)

Hybrid DE Course
(Time in F2F Classroom)

Fully DE Course
(Time in F2F


14 hrs

7 hrs or less

More than 2 hrs
but less than 7 hrs

2 hrs or less


28 hrs

14 hrs or less

More than 4 hrs
but less than 14 hrs

4 hrs or less


42 hrs

21 hrs or less

More than 6 hrs
but less than 21 hrs

6 hrs or less


Participation in the Hybrid Instruction Project is limited to faculty (full- and part-time; tenure-track and non-tenure-track). Faculty must be listed as the instructor of record and be able to designate a 3-hour face-to-face or fully online course for conversion to hybrid delivery and to redesign course materials for delivery during the Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016 semesters. Courses with current hybrid status are not eligible. Five participants will be chosen, and each participant will receive a $1,500 stipend upon fulfillment of project requirements.

Program Details

1.  Applicants participate in a competitive application process.

2.  Applicants agree to complete required professional development associated with this program:

 a. Two locally delivered workshops

           b. Introduction to the Quality Matters Standards Workshop

           c. Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop

           d. (OPTIONAL) Quality Matters Peer Reviewer Course

3.  Participants redesign a non-hybrid course with Instructional Designer support.

4.  Participants deliver a course in hybrid format in Fall 2015, Spring 2016, or Summer 2016.

5.  Participants agree to collect data in support of the project from students in the hybrid class.

Application Process

The Distance Education Advisory Committee (DEAC) will screen the applications and recommend the final awards. Completed applications should be sent to the Office of Teaching and Learning with Technology, P.O. Box 425649, Denton, Texas 76204-5649. The TLT office is located in Stoddard Hall, room 313. The application process is closed for this program.


  1. March 30, 2015 – Application opens
  2. April 13, 2015 – Application closes
  3. April 13 – 17, 2015 – Review applications
  4. April 20, 2015 – Notification of acceptance
  5. May 11 – 15, 2015 (online) – Introduction to the Quality Matters Standards Workshop
  6. June 5, 2015 – Hybrid Workshop #1:  Hybrid Design and Research
  7. June 12, 2015 – Hybrid Workshop #2:  Hybrid Instruction and Assessment
  8. June 10 – 24, 2015 (online) – Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Workshop
  9. September 1, 2015 – First payment
  10. October 1, 2015 – ID check-in
  11. November 2, 2015 – ID check-in
  12. December 1, 2015 – ID check-in
  13. December 31, 2015 – Participant self-review of course
  14. January 2016 – Informal review of course
  15. February/March 2016 – Revisions
  16. April 2016 – CLASSE
  17. May 1, 2016 – Final payment

Note: This timeline is displayed as a guide for the 2015-16 participants.

page last updated 11/19/2015 7:29 AM