RUSA Course Proposal Form
The Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) welcomes proposals for professional development courses. The RUSA Professional Development Committee reviews and approves the proposals. The courses are taught using the Moodle course management software over the course of four to six weeks. Moodle features a chat function to allow for live course sessions in addition to asynchronous coursework. Zoom is also available for live presentation sessions. Instructors for accepted proposals will receive support and training for these technology tools.
Attendees are charged a fee to participate in the course and receive a certificate upon completion. The fee includes ongoing access to an archived version of the course. Instructors may be paid a one-time course/curriculum development fee of $500 to set up the course initially, and $40 per participant thereafter. The Committee does attempt to consider expected levels of interest when approving online course proposals.
Proposals are accepted year-round. Instructors whose proposals are approved will be contacted to offer the course.
Proposed course title
Which category does your proposed course fall under?
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Assessment of services
Resource discovery and usability
Detailed description - Identify subject, scope, content and approach. State what is distinctive and compelling about the course you are proposing and the amount of time devoted to each topic.
Brief description - that could be used in promotion and in a course catalog. Include subject, scope, intended audience, approach and anything unique about this webinar.
Identify three to four learning outcomes for this course: By the end of this course the participant will be able to...
What additional take-aways or tools will you provide for students who attend this session? (ex: tool kit, assessment form, resource guide, etc)
Who would be the target audience?
Check all that apply.
Please provide all of the following for each presenter: Name, Title, Affiliation, E-mail Address and Phone Number
Please provide a brief bio of each presenter.
State qualifications of each presenter to present on this topic; include relevant teaching experience and knowledge in the proposed topic area. Though not required, please indicate any experience with delivering online webinars, courses or other online learning offerings.
Discuss methods of engaging course participants in preparation, discussion, question/answer time, projects, etc. Include estimate of time dedicated to each type of activity.
Identify other ways participants might attain skills or knowledge taught in the course. How does this proposal distinguish itself from these other offerings?
How is the content of this course relevant to the membership of RUSA?
Please indicate if this course is being sponsored by a RUSA section/interest group. Select "none" if none. The current list of RUSA Sections/Interest Groups can be found here:
Check all that apply
Business Reference And Services Section (BRASS)
Collection Development and Evaluation Section (CODES)
History Section (HS)
ETS: Emerging Technologies Section (ETS)
Reference Services Section (RSS)
Sharing and Transforming Access to Resources Section (STARS)
Copyright Interest Group
Financial Literacy Interest Group
First Year Experience Interest Group
Shared Collections Interest Group
If sponsored by a section/interest group, please indicate committee:
Detailed course duration: Recommended duration is four to six weeks and includes 1-3 hours of student engagement per week. Engagement is inclusive of all time a student might spend on course related activities, lectures, chats, readings, assignments, etc.
Indicate here your preferred dates for teaching the course, the earliest date on which you would be ready to teach this course, and well as any restrictions on when the course could be taught. Courses begin on Mondays and end on Fridays. If there are any live sessions, indicate days of the week, frequency and length of sessions. Any dates should be at least two months into the future to allow for preparation and promotion of your webinar. Once approved, exact dates and times will be negotiated by RUSA staff.
Is there anything else you would like to say about this course that we have not asked?
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