The Course (Re)Design program on our campus helps faculty re-envision one course in preparation for teaching in an active learning space. The program is structured around Dee Fink’s book, Creating Significant Learning Experiences.
Effective course design begins with understanding who your students are, deciding what you want them to learn; determining how you will measure student learning; and planning activities, assignments and materials that support student learning. For all interactions with students plan ahead by asking yourself the following questions.
- Who are the students?
- What important situational factors will affect the design of this course and how will I make appropriate accommodations?
- What are the significant learning goals for this course?
- How will I know if students have achieved the course goals?
Susan Colby, Lindsay Masland, Lillian Nave and Mary Beth McKee will be the primary faciliators for this series. Twenty-three faculty from a variety of disciplines will join together to explore ways to identify teaching and learning activities that support learners in achieving course goals.