Course Design/Redesign Institute

Wednesday, May 23 & Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Course Design/Re-design 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 re-design 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 ends TUESDAY, May 1st, 2018. Applications will be reviewed after this date and successful applicants will be notified via email. Participation in the Institute will be confirmed by Friday, May 4th, 2018. 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).



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 applications: TUESDAY, May 1st, 2018

Step 2: Successful applicants to be notified of admittance to Institute by FRIDAY, MAY 4th, 2018. 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: FRIDAY, MAY 11th, 2018

Confirmation forms not received by this date will result in removal from the Institute.