TATP Course Design/Re-Design Institute 2017

Wednesday, June 7th & Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The Course Design/Re-design Institute will introduce the principles of course design to current graduate student course instructors, sessional lecturers and postdoctoral fellows (CUPE Unit 1 and 3) 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/lecturers 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 MONDAY, May 23rd.  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 26th. 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 a small amount of pre-course preparation work required of all successful applicants. This must be completed by June 2nd.

The preliminary application period has ended.