Course Redesign

Course (Re)Design Institute

The Center for Academic Excellence invites current full-time teaching faculty and staff to apply to participate in the 2020 Course (Re)Design Institute (CRDI), which will be held May 12th-15th. The CRDI is designed to expand participants’ knowledge and skill in designing and teaching quality courses.

 During the Institute, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to apply research-based teaching and learning principles to course design;
  • Design or redesign a course built on learner-centered design principles;
  • Network and collaborate with your peers across campus

 The application deadline is Friday, April 1, 2020Apply now!

Course Redesign

Redesigning a class or a course is a learner-centered process that reimagines and reconceptualizes:

  • Why a class exists
  • What the learning goals are
  • How students learn

The course redesign process then builds a class around those interests. Whether you are developing a class for the first time or revisiting it after several years of study and instruction, it is healthy to:

  • (Re)Consider your content
  • How you share your content
  • How students can reveal their knowledge, skills, and intellectual growth

You can apply key Universal Design for Learning principles to help guide your quest for inclusion and representation of academic ability while reminding yourself that learning involves more than content mastery; it involves the learner.

The Center for Academic Excellence offers workshops, institutes, and one-on-one consultations designed to help faculty design or redesign classes and courses.