Course (re)Design Workshop
May 1, 2023 to May 17, 2023
1:00PM to 3:30PM
Date(s) - 01/05/2023 - 17/05/2023
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Course (re)Design Workshop (CrDW) aims to engage and support academic staff in designing or redesigning a course. The Workshop includes facilitated sessions on course design topics, including constructive alignment, learning outcomes, teaching and learning activities, and assessment; the Workshop also includes dedicated time for individual work and/or peer feedback and/or consultation time. The structure of the Workshop encourages participants to focus on a single course design while developing skills applicable to course design more generally. While the focus of the Workshop is on in-person or blended course design, many of the course design principles discussed will be applicable to other formats.
By the end of the CrDW, participants will have designed a constructively aligned, learning-centred, and evidence-informed draft of their course appropriate to their teaching context.
Moreover, participants will have:
- Considered the alignment between course and program-level learning outcomes;
- Identified campus resources useful for implementing individual course design features and pedagogies; and,
- Networked and shared ideas, challenges, and strategies related to teaching and learning with interdisciplinary peers.
When is the CrDW?
The CrDW will occur on Monday and Wednesday afternoons (1:00 – 3:30 PM, ET) during the first three weeks in May (i.e., May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 & 17). Monday afternoons will be virtual and will include facilitated sessions on course design topics. Wednesday afternoons will include facilitated peer feedback in small groups and will take place in person or virtually, depending on each group’s preference.
- Monday, May 1 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual): Welcome & Course (re)Design Topic 1
- Wednesday, May 3 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual or in-person): Small Group Feedback
- Monday, May 8 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual): Course (re)Design Topic 2
- Wednesday, May 10 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual or in-person): Small Group Feedback
- Monday, May 15 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual): Course (re)Design Topic 3
- Wednesday, May 17 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM (virtual or in-person): Small Group Feedback & Conclusion
Who can participate?
You are eligible to register if you are:
- Teaching a course during the 2023/2024 academic year;
- Eager to learn more about a scholarly and learner-centred approach to course design; and,
- Able to commit to the six required days of the Workshop (May 1, 3, 8, 10, 15 and 17 from 1:00pm – 3:30pm) in full.
Please note that the CrDW is limited to 20 participants, and registration is on a first-come basis. The workshop has reached capacity every year, so please do not delay completing your registration!
Interested in working with a student (Course Consultant Partner)?
This year, participants can apply to work with a student Course Consultant Partner as they design or redesign their course. Student partners and instructors will both attend the CrDW to develop their understanding of relevant pedagogical theories and course (re)design. Students and instructor partners will then work together throughout the summer to review and discuss aspects of the course’s design and development with support from a staff member at the MacPherson Institute.
The call for student applicants will be released at the beginning of March; therefore, participants interested in working with a student in the Course Consultants Partnership Program (CCPP) must register for the CrDW and indicate this interest by 11:59 PM on Sunday, February 26 to be considered. For more information about this program, please reach out to Lisa Dyce (email@example.com) or visit the Course Consultants Partnership Program website.
Sunday, February 26 at 11:59PM: Deadline to register for the CrDW and apply to work with a student partner (through the CCPP)
Sunday, April 16 at 11:59PM: Deadline to register for the CrDW
For more information about the CrDW and/or the CCPP, please contact Lisa Dyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.