Summer course design institute to focus on online course redesign for the new GE

The ASC Office of Distance Education and the Michael V. Drake Institute for Teaching and Learning have announced a summer course design institute (CDI) focused on new and redesigned online courses for the new GE curriculum.

This institute will include asynchronous information modules with suggested course development activities and one-hour weekly synchronous sessions (a total of six synchronous sessions) from June 21 - July 29, succeeded by two follow-up sessions on October 13 and December 8. This Distance Education GE Course Design Institute will provide support from the beginning of the design/redesign process through the College of Arts and Sciences course approval process and preparation for the initial course offering to students.   

Instructors participating in the ASC Distance Education GE Course Design Institute will do intensive course design work in the company of ASC faculty colleagues, instructional designers, and curriculum experts. This CDI will focus on developing online GE courses that are rigorous, engaging, accessible, inclusive, and built around evidence-based strategies for effective instruction and assessment. Participants who successfully complete this program can choose to complete and submit an IR portfolio to receive Instructional Redesign incentives.*  

Anticipated Outcomes 

As a participant in the course design institute, you can expect to:  

  • Determine how your course objectives connect with the goals and expected learning outcomes of the new GE categories and situate your course within the curriculum more generally. 
  • Employ “backwards design” principles to craft appropriate and effective assessment strategies for evaluating student learning of course objectives and expected learning outcomes.  
  • Identify distance learning tools and course delivery strategies to support student learning outcomes in an online learning environment. 
  • Create a course syllabus ready for ASC curricular approval, a course outline and template/sample pages in Carmen, assignments suited to meet the ELOs in the online environment and an assessment strategy to ensure success is meaningfully measured. 

Please complete this form to indicate your interest in this guided course development opportunity. 

* Full-time (.75 FTE) Instructors who successfully complete an IR portfolio are eligible for one-time compensation of $1,150 every five years.