The Center for Teaching and Learning now offers two versions of the summer Course Design Institute. Applications for both summer 2018 institutes are now open! Find the applications at the below links.
CDI 1.0 is for those who have not participated in a previous Course Design Institute. Together participants will focus on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching; write learning outcomes that will provide focus for the course activities and assessment. By the end of the week, participants will have substantial work completed towards a new or revised course design.
More information about CDI 1.0
CDI 2.0 is designed for those who have participated in a previous Course Design Institute 1.0. This 3-day program will engage participants in using the principles of backwards design to align learning outcomes, course activities, and assessment. By the end of the program, participants will have substantial work completed towards a new or revised course design.
More information about CDI 2.0
“Backwards course design has given me the tools to control pacing rather than rely on the length of a reading or the chapters in a book. Intentional and strategic, the process has allowed me to cut away what is unnecessary and to plant anew what I want to be in there.” – Emily Wakild, Associate Professor in the Department of History