Online Programs

For Faculty

If you are interested in teaching an online course(s), there are three ways to submit an application or proposal (click on each to download the proposal form). For your information, we provide you the payment matrix here (for adjunct & overload), frequently asked questions, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement as it pertains to online teaching. Additionally, please click here for a handy checklist that professors may use when developing their online course.

1. Development form (pdf) – never been taught online before. If you are ready to submit your original course development form right now, you may do so by clicking here (don't forget to hit 'submit' when done!).

2. Renovation form (pdf) – after 2 years from when course was originally put online. If you are ready to submit your renovation form right now, you may do so by clicking here (don't forget to hit 'submit' when done!).

3. Redevelopment form (pdf) - new instructor teaching an existing online course. If you are ready to submit your redevelopment form right now, you may do so by clicking here (don't forget to hit 'submit' when done!).

Note: Please discuss your interest in developing your online course with your chair prior to submitting the request. Please be advised that all 3 request must go through the department chair in which they would have to approve. If you have any questions contact us at

Course Proposal Workflow


Quality Matters (QM)

Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. QM is a leader in quality assurance for online education and has received national recognition for its peer-based approach and continuous improvement in online education and student learning.

The FIU Online department subscribed to the Quality Matters program in 2010 and ever since, our faculty have been improving their online courses to meet QM Certification standards. The program has three primary components: The QM Rubric, the Peer Review Process, and QM Professional Development. FIU Online is implementing the QM Program to its fully online courses to ensure they meet expectations, either from initial design and development or through revisions. The Quality Matters Rubric is research supported and promotes best practice-based quality standards and procedures. Faculty peer-reviewers use the QM Rubric to review FIU online courses. FIU Online is adopting the QM Rubric and using the Underlying Principles of Quality Matters to help meet its primary objective of ensuring quality assurance and promoting continuous improvement.