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Course Design Institute 1.0

Summer 2019 Course Design Institute 1.0 will be May 20-24th. Apply here by March 31st.

Participant Stipend of $400.

Are you teaching a new course next year? Or ready to redesign one you’ve already taught? Interested in aligning the components of your course to intentionally foster significant student learning? If so, come and join colleagues from across campus in an intensive five-day working institute. Together participants will focus on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching; write learning outcomes that will Summer Course Design Institute In Sessionprovide 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. This institute is for those who have not participated in a previous Course Design Institute.


During the institute, participants will:

  • Read materials in preparation for each day
  • Attend and participate in all five days of the institute. Monday through Thursday are full days, with a half day (morning) on Friday
  • Make a plan for teaching and learning activities, assessment of student learning, and providing student feedback in the target course.


Participants will have time to focus on enhancing student learning in one particular course. Participants will also benefit from collegial conversations and brainstorms with faculty from across campus. Participants receive a stipend of $400 plus benefits.

“The CDI has changed the way we are approaching our planning process –  we now have a better feel for what we want the students to learn through our course, and it’s much more student focused.” – David Wilkins, Associate Professor in the Department of Geosciences

Summer Course Design Institute Participants


Full-time faculty and instructors are eligible to apply for the Summer Course Design Institute. Adjunct faculty who have taught at Boise State for at least one semester and who will be teaching at Boise State next year are also eligible. Graduate students with substantial course responsibilities are also welcome to apply, though faculty will be given priority in application selection. Staff are also eligible to apply, but those who are on-contract during the institute will not receive the stipend for participation. While the Institute is designed primarily for face-to-face courses, applications for online courses will also be considered. Program colleagues are welcome to participate together in order to collaborate during the institute. However, each person must submit a separate application.


Your application indicates you can meet the expectations described above. Apply here by March 31st to be considered.

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CDI Forms and Resources

Course Design Institute 1.0 Application
Course Design Google Site
Writing Across the Curriculum