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Taskforce for Hybrid and Online Education

UC Riverside is developing a plan to enhance campus capacity in online learning. In February 2018, Provost Larive created the Taskforce for Hybrid and Online Education to address the following questions:

  • What are the main motivations for pursuing more hybrid/online instruction and what are the associated benefits that UCR stands to gain?
  • Which courses or types of courses should be prioritized?
  • What should be our goals for the next 3-5 years?
  • What should be our strategy to achieve those goals? What, if any, additional staffing and technology needs are anticipated? What kinds of space and financial resources are anticipated?
  • Other issues the taskforce deems important for establishing a coherent hybrid/online strategy for our campus.

Taskforce for Hybrid and Online Education Final Report

ILTI Request for Proposals

The request for proposals (RFP) for the Innovative Learning Technology Initiative (ILTI), a UCOP project are linked below. ILTI proposals can request up to $90,000 to support:

1.       Design and development of fully online courses
2.       Opening existing online courses to students enrolling from other UC campuses
3.       Design and development of hybrid courses
4.       Opening existing hybrid courses to students enrolling from other UC campuses
Priority funding will be focused on:
a)       transforming a face-to-face course to a fully online version;
b)      developing a new fully online course;
c)       revising an existing fully online course.
More limited funding will be available for:
a)       transforming a traditional face-to-face course to hybrid by developing digitized components to be delivered online;
b)      developing online components for a new hybrid course; and/or
c)       enhancing existing online components of hybrid courses to make them accessible/enrollable to students on other UC campuses.
UCR has benefitted from several successful ILTI proposals in the past, and recently has been submitting more proposals than any other UC campus. I hope that we will again be a strong contender in this competition.
If you have any questions or for assistance with the proposal process, please contact ITS Academic Engagement at

The UC CORO 2018 Southern California Cohort produced a report entitled "Online Education in UC." Click the link to learn more about their recommendations.