Course Design Workshops

May Course Design Workshop

The Teaching Commons offers a Course Design Workshop in May, typically in the week following graduation. Following is the description from the most recent workshop.

Are you planning a new course for next year, or would you like to give your present course a tune-up or a complete makeover? What better time to lay the groundwork for an excellent, well-planned course than the week after graduation before you even realize that summer has begun! In this two-day workshop, we will explore critical principles of course design recommended in several widely-recognized sources. The format for the workshop will include time to apply these principles to one of your specific courses. We will work on developing and aligning student learning outcomes, teaching strategies, learning activities, and learning assessments for your course. Participants will receive readings and tools, and first-time participants will receive a copy of Teaching At Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, by Linda Nilson. This workshop is open to full-time and part-time faculty and instructors.