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eLearning Awards Course and Program Grants

by Kelly Podzemny

eLearning Grants
eLearning Grants
eLearning Grants
eLearning Grants

Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning held an orientation event in February for recipients of its 2016 course and program grants. For the second year in a row, the grants were awarded to faculty member applicants in support of the university's mission to develop high quality online and distance education programs and increase the total number of online or distance students.

"Faculty and departments at Texas Tech have embraced eLearning's goal of developing innovative, high-quality online and distance course and programs that meet the needs of distance Red Raiders," Assistant Vice Provost for TTU Worldwide eLearning Dr. Justin Louder said. "I am glad that eLearning is able to support these faculty members as they develop new programs."

Seventeen applicants were awarded course grants valued at up to $5,000 each, and two applicants were awarded program grants valued at up to $30,000 each. In total Worldwide eLearning committed a $139,750 investment with this year's grants.

Recipients are required to meet regularly with eLearning staff as selected courses are developed. They'll receive aid in designing the courses to utilize the TLPDC's Rubric, the Principles of Good Practice for Online Learning, and meet requirements set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) governing online, hybrid, and web-supported course design.

In addition to course and program grants, travel grants are available on an ongoing basis to support faculty, staff, or graduate student travel to attend or present at conferences dealing with online or distance education. These grants are limited to $1,000 each, and awardees can only receive one grant per year.


  • ADRS 3329: Addiction, Recovery, & Relationships
  • ADRS 4329: Eating Disorders
  • CMLL 2305: Introduction to Language
  • COMS 3332: Intercultural Communication
  • DAN 2313: Dance History
  • EMC 3358: International Electronic Communication
  • GERM 1507: Comprehensive German Review
  • LING/CMLL 5235: Technology for Teaching Second Languages
  • NRM 6002: Advanced Urban Ecology & Human Dimensions
  • NS 5311: Diabetes & Nutrition Management
  • NS 5311: Nutrition & Aging
  • NS 5311: Obesity: Clinical Management
  • NS 5370: Carbohydrate, Proteins, & Lipids
  • PSY 4300: Psychology of Human Sexual Behavior
  • PSY 4384: Forensic Psychology
  • RHIM (Joint Grant for Three Courses)
    • 2202: Intro to Food and Beverage Operations
    • 2208: Introduction to Lodging Operations
    • 2210 Introduction to Hospitality Management
  • SOC 4325: Criminology


  • Master of Arts in Dance (Hybrid)
  • Political Science Minor (Regional Sites)


Texas Tech University Worldwide eLearning is a unit of the Office of the Provost dedicated to supporting students, faculty and staff in online and distance learning. It works with colleges and schools on campus to offer degree programs fully online, and aids in administering online, hybrid and web-supported classes. Additionally, it oversees the operation of a handful of regional sites that extend Texas Tech's reach across the state.