UCSF-Coursera Project Sponsors Open Proposal Opportunity

In support of UCSF’s goal toward excellence in education and training, and with funding support from the Chancellor’s Fund for Innovative Educational Programs, UCSF has engaged in an agreement with Coursera, the leader in online education. Coursera enables UCSF to provide high-quality online courses, free of charge, to an international audience. Three UCSF courses were offered this winter via Coursera and received an overwhelmingly positive response from the three participating faculty and 115,000 learners.

In order to plan for future course availability, the UCSF-Coursera Project is sponsoring an Open Proposal opportunity via UCSF Open Proposals. All faculty are eligible to apply and up to seven courses will be selected for development and implementation during the period of fall 2013 to spring 2015 (each course is expected to be offered at least twice). Courses should be planned to be delivered over five to seven weeks and may be taught jointly with other faculty. Recipients will be provided with instructional design support, a video production team, a course assistant and a $5000 stipend.

Learn more by attending a Coursera Proposal information session on Tuesday, June 4, 10 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Campus Library, Room 220

Below is the proposal timeline (view more detailed information):

  • Open Submission Phase: May 21-June 11
  • Open Improvement Phase: June 12-25
  • Review: June 26-July 22

A review panel comprising representatives from the four schools, Graduate Division, Academic Senate, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will evaluate and select the proposals for implementation. Questions? Please contact Kari Stewart.