Well, some of you may remember a long while back, I mentioned that my community college asked me to put one of our hospitality or culinary courses on-line. It's almost done! I am in the final week of my eCollege certification course, one of the district requirements. I passed my certification exam today <clearing throat> with a 93! My dept heads and dean are good to go, I have been working on it like crazy. My class will be finalized within the next 6 weeks, and should be listed for offering Spring 10! The cool thing (there are many) is that my class will be on the Iowa Consortium of Community College classes- this means that anyone can take it, and there are very few culinary/hospitality classes offered on-line ANYWHERE. In fact, I have only found a few, and most restrict admission to enrolled degree-seekers. So, that could be a boost in numbers for us. I always teach 4 sections of this class twice, and they are always full- if we go on-line, I can go three times per year, and maybe cut out a section each semester by spreading out enrollment. The other cool thing, is that I have a development clause in my contract, which gives me first right of refusal as long as the course is offered by our department. There are 2 degree programs in our dept that require my course- and an additional certificate program, so it's rock-solid in the curriculum for now. They can't hire anyone else to teach it unless I decline, so this isn't tenure- but it's the closest thing to job security as an adjunct faculty member that I have ever had- so I'm really excited. At this point, I'm the only one in culinary dept trained to put the classes on-line, and I'm one of two in the hospital dept to do it- so I'll be bustin' out at least 2 more sometime next year. If I can lock into 3 or 4 classes...that will be almost more excitement than I can take!