Course Design Institute

"Re-imagining the Learning Experience"

The Course Design Institute (CDI) supports instructors in re-imagining your teaching and your students’ learning through measurable actions.  As part of a collegial community, participants will work to transform a dimension of their course. Regardless of teaching modality (face-to-face, online, blended), participants will have the opportunity to engage in a blended learning experience that includes a one day onsite session, followed by one week online, asynchronous learning.

The CTL has invited currently teaching faculty, lecturers, and staff to participate in the Course Desigin Institute, which has been designed to provide participants with cutting-edge knowledge and skills in developing engaging, effective, and equitable courses.

Institute Dates

  • Spend (1) Day with Colleagues - May 20, 2019: 9a-2p
  • Spend (1) Week Online - May 21-May 28

What participants get:

  • $400 per instructor participant - funds will be transferred to participant’s department and earmarked for your professional development (provided by the 18/19 CSU Quality Assurance (QA) grant)
  • Certificate and Digital Badge in Course Design/Redesign
  • Opportunity to present at CTL Teaching Excellence Symposium or other event
  • Engage in a community of learners by sharing practices and ideas around course design.

What participants give:

  • Participate in the entire blended course design institute
  • Complete pre- and post-event surveys
  • Submit a brief summary of your course design/redesign action plan (by May 28, 2019)
  • Follow-up with CTL
  • Share work in a CTL event, e.g, annual Teaching Excellence Symposium

Did you miss the opportunity to apply? 

Keep an eye out for upcomming CTL events like this, or call the office for 1-1 consulting. 

Institute Outcomes

Through critical reflection and peer engagement, participants will:

  • Describe who your HSU students are

  • Identify at least one trend in their course data

  • Create or redesign at least one aspect of your course/teaching that supports student learning

  • Reflect on at least one aspect of your learning community experience


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