Faculty Hub Course Design Institute

May 24
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University of Richmond, Faculty Hub - Third Floor of Boatwright Library or on Zoom

Are you planning to design a new course or redesign a previously taught course before the next academic year? Join the Faculty Hub team and other colleagues to get a jump start on course design and free up summertime for other activities. Our institute’s focus on significant learning outcomes will help you gain focus, creative energy, and useful feedback. We hope participants will leave the institute with a new or improved course design process, and with a course that they are excited to teach and that they are confident will have a significant impact on student learning.  

What is a course design institute? 
The Faculty Hub's Course Design Institute (CDI) empowers instructors to leverage two evidence-based frameworks for course design – integrated design (Fink, 2003) and backward design (Wiggins & McTighe, 1993) – as tools for designing or redesigning one of their courses. Participants will learn about each framework, participate in workshops, engage in cross-disciplinary conversation with colleagues, and be provided with dedicated time and space to make significant progress on a syllabus and course schedule for one of their courses. We hope participants will leave the institute with a better understanding of best practices for course design, a detailed plan including revised learning objectives, assessments, and activities for one of their courses, and the tools to apply the same course design process to other courses in the future.