Online Distance Course Delivery Policy

Updated 04-11-2017

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences (CALS) online distance course delivery fees are determined by the Director of the Brenton Center with approval from the Associate Dean Academic & Global Programs.  Online distance course delivery fees are based on recovering costs for labor to develop and maintain courses, support provided to faculty teaching online distance courses, support provided to students taking online distance courses, and technology costs to capture, edit, and deliver online distance courses. The Brenton Center provides alternative delivery methods when needed by students.

CALS departments may also recover direct costs associated with creating and teaching online distance courses.  Departments must submit their proposed delivery fee along with the necessary documentation explaining the need and use of the proposed fees to be collected to the Associate Dean Academic and Global Programs and the Director of Brenton Center and CALS Online Education.  Delivery fees are reviewed and adjusted in January.  Department Chairs must review and reapprove delivery fees each January before the college reapproves.

Assessment, collection, and distribution of delivery fees are the responsibility of the Brenton Center.  Departmental delivery fees and CALS delivery fees are combined to form a single delivery fees.  Delivery fees are reviewed annually in January and any changes submitted must be approved by the Department and the College, typically during the first few weeks of January.  Delivery fees are collected during the semester as students pay their semester university bill.  Delivery fees are deposited into the appropriate Brenton Center holding account for each department that has implemented a delivery fee or the college holding account.  Delivery fees are transferred to departmental Brenton Center working accounts in January and July.

Costs that may be recovered via delivery fees include:

  • Technology (hardware & software) needed to develop, capture, edit, store, or deliver online distance courses.
  • Facility costs (such as audio/video wiring for cameras and microphones, control room rack equipment and wiring, classroom equipment and wiring, and labor to install such) associated with online distance courses.
  • Labor development costs of online distance courses.
  • Delivery costs associated with online distance course delivery.
  • Support costs to faculty and students for online distance courses.
  • Personnel costs of online distance support staff (such as staff of the Brenton Center) directly involved with support functions for students and faculty teaching, development, capture, editing, and delivering online distance courses (Not Faculty or those teaching the courses).

Current departmental and college online delivery fees assessed by course for FY18:

Department

MS Program or Certificate

Department Fee

College Fee

Agricultural Education & Studies

Masters of Agricultural Education

AGEDS 510, 520, 524, 533, 550

$50/course

$200/course

Agronomy

Masters of Agronomy

AGRON 501, 502, 503, 511, 512, 513, 514, 531, 532, 533, 591, 592, 594

 

Masters of Plant Breeding

AGRON 506, 513, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, 528, 544

$200/course

 

 

 

$0

$0

 

 

 

$200/course

Seed Technology & Business

Masters of Seed Technology & Business

STB 501, 503, 504, 507, 508, 509, 510, 534, 536, 539, 543, 547, 592, 595, 596X

BUSAD 501, 503, 504, 507, 508, 509, 510, 534, 535, 536, 539

AGRON 510, 534, 535, 536, 539, 547, 595

HORT 543

PLP 592

$150/credit

$0

Technology Systems Management

Occupational Safety Certificate

TSM 270, 370, 371, 372, 470, 493G

$50/course

$200/course

 

 

 

 

Department

Individual Courses

Department Fee

College Fee

Agricultural Education & Studies

AGEDS 311, 315, 327, 461, 490D, 511, 561, 568X, 590A

$50/course

$200/course

Agronomy

AGRON 120, 342, 351, 484, 541, 570, 584

 

$200/course

Animal Ecology

A ECL 442, 452, 451, 486

 

$200/course

Animal Science

AN S 114, 210, 226, 270, 313, 352, 537A, 537B, 537C, 537D, 560, 570

 

$200/course

Biochemistry

BBMB 301, 316, 404, 405, 420, 505, 506, 507

 

$200/course

Biology

BIOL 255, 256, 486, 488

 

$200/course

EEOB

EEOB 586

 

$200/course

ENV S

ENV S 120, 270, 342, 424, 486, 586

 

$200/course

Entomology

ENT 201, 211, 214X, 220X, 372

 

$200/course

Food Sciences & Human Nutrition

FSHN 101, 311, 342, 403, 529, 627

$50/course

$200/course

Genetics

GEN 340

$50/course

$200/course

Globe

GLOBE 320

 

$200/course

Horticulture

HORT 351, 380, 425, 451, 471, 484, 493, 542, 584

 

 

$200/course

Microbiology

MICRO 302, 627

$50/course

$200/course

Natural Resources Ecology & Mgt

NREM 120, 270, 305

 

$200/course

Plant Pathology

PL P 574, 594

 

$200/course

SUSAG

SUSAG 584

 

$200/course

Technology Systems Management

TSM 322, 325, 376, 493D

$50/course

$200/course

TOX

TOX 529, 570, 627

$50/course

$200/course

TSC

TSC 342

$50/course

$200/course

VDPAM

VDPAM 570

 

$200/course