Course Design/Redesign Institute

May 24-25, 2017


June 14-15, 2017

The Course Design/Redesign Institute will introduce the principles of course design to tenure stream and teaching stream faculty members with continuing appointments who are developing a new course or who would like to hone their course design skills and refresh a course they’ve already taught. Over two days, participants will learn how to design or redesign a course of their choosing in order to enhance students’ learning experiences. The Institute is structured around five phases of course design (as laid out by Dee Fink in his 2013 book Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses): situational factors, learning goals, feedback and assessment, instruction and lesson planning, and careful alignment and integration of all of these elements. Guided by facilitators and collaborators, participants will work through the steps of the course design process and will leave the Institute with a framework for a newly developed or redesigned course, including a general course outline and assessment scheme. This Institute will benefit instructors designing or redesigning a course of any format, whether it be in-class, technology-enhanced or hybrid.

Attendance for both full days is mandatory.

  • The preliminary application period for May 24 & 25, 2017 Course Design Institute is closed
  • The preliminary application period for June 14 & 15, 2017 Course Design Institute ends on Monday, May 15th

Applications will be reviewed after the application periods end and successful applicants will be notified via email. Participation in the Institute will be confirmed by WEDNESDAY, MAY 10th (for the May Institute) and WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd (for the June Institute). Only successful applicants will be contacted. Further details on the application/registration process are below.

Please note: registration for the Course Design Institute will NOT be conducted on a first-come basis and those attending in course or department teams will be prioritized. When applying for the Institute, you are asked to provide specific (and brief) information about your teaching experience and course development goals via the appropriate online application form.  As well, there will be some pre-course preparation work required of all successful applicants (one short article to be read and a short worksheet to be completed; both are distributed at minimum one week prior to the Institute).


May 24 & 25 Course Re/Design Institute
Application period is closed

June 14 & 15 Course Re/Design Institute
TEAM APPLICATION FORM (to be completed by Team Lead; 1 form per team)

Deadline for applications: MONDAY, May 15th, 2017.


Step 1: Application form submitted. Participants wanting to attend as a team should identify a Team Lead who will complete the Team Application Form on the team’s behalf. Only one application per team should be submitted.  Please note that once admitted to the Institute, all individual participants and each member of a team must then submit an individual online registration form.

  • Deadline for May Institute applications: application period closed
  • Deadline for June Institute applications: MONDAY, May 15th, 2017

Step 2: Successful applicants to be notified of admittance to Institute by WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd (for the May Institute) and WEDNESDAY, MAY 23rd (for the June Institute). A link to a confirmation registration form & pre-course survey will then be emailed to individual applicants and Team Leads. All successful registrants will subsequently be sent important pre-course preparation tasks, a minimum of one week prior to the Institute.

Step 3: Confirmation registration forms submitted by individual applicants (including each member of a team).

  • Deadline for confirmation of registration for May Institute: FRIDAY, MAY 12th, 2017
  • Deadline for confirmation of registration for June Institute: FRIDAY, JUNE 2nd, 2017

Confirmation forms not received by these dates will result in removal from the Institute.