Distance & Continuing Education - University of Florida

Expanding UF Access

Program Development

Distance & Continuing Education (DCE) offers the following services to help guide you through the appropriate approval processes for developing a Distance Learning program.

Step 1: Market Research

We meet with you to determine the scope of the program, potential size of the target audience, and number of known competing programs. We then conduct market research and provide a comprehensive report that evaluates the viability of the prospective program.

Step 2: Proposal Creation

Once the research has been conducted and a decision has been made to move forward, we will assist with the creation of the Self-Funded proposal and budget template.

Step 3: Self-Funded Work Group

With all department/college signatures of support in place, we will organize a meeting of the Self-Funded Work Group. The Self-Funded Work Group will meet and review all sections of the proposal and budget. If there are no changes necessary, the proposal will be sent to the Associate Provost of Teaching & Technology and to the Office of the Provost for final approval.

Following Approval

1.  Once approved by the Office of the Provost, we will add the paperwork to the database of approved self-funded programs, the Board of Governors report and the Distance Learning website.

2.  The Marketing, Student Recruitment & Retention unit will contact the department at this time to offer centrally funded marketing support.

3.  Our Program Support unit will contact the department to help implement the newly approved program.

Academic Credit
Program Development

If you have any questions about developing a new Self-Funded Distance Learning program

Email Brian K. Marchman, Ph.D.