UPDATE2: They were willing to revisit the traveling issue. Unfortunately, I picked up a different project.
UPDATE: This contract is a no-go. At the last minute they mentioned that I needed to fly out of state occasional meetings. Had I known that before, it would’ve save much time for all parties.
After having conversations with several directors and even the associate dean (at different times), I finally will start a project with a very reputable university in Los Angeles. This schools will be launching a business related eLearning program. My role will vary depending on what gaps need to be filled in helping them achieve this goal. At this time, they are partnering up with a large distance education company who will provide majority of the support for logistics, paperwork, compliance, marketing, and even development. Since I do not know how much development experience this partnering company has, it is difficult to tell what aspect of instructional design I will be helping out with.