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Course Design Resources

Course Design Clinic guides faculty through the design or redesign of a course addressing the following:

  1. Aligning goals and learning outcomes with activities and assessments
  2. Organizing the course shell, syllabus, and schedule
  3. Designing individual class meetings, activities, and assignments
  4. Planning for assessment of student learning

Working with the CETL and TLOS staff, as well as campus partners and colleagues from across campus, faculty receive guidance on rigorous instructional design, assignment-based assessment, active learning strategies, and inclusive course design. Over 500 faculty have completed the clinic since 2018.  

Highlights of presentations and resources are featured. For access to the full archive of Course Design Clinic resources and materials, please self enroll.

Framing your course

Jean Lacoste
Assistant Professor of Practice, Accounting and Information Systems
Topic: Evolution of teaching online to optimize student learning

Buddy Howell
Advanced Instructor, Department of Communication

Assignments, grading, and other assessments

Sasha Marine
Department of Biochemistry
Topic: An approach to online testing, academic integrity decisions, and inviting student input for testing format

Jacob Shortt
Associate Professor of Practice, Accounting and Information Systems
Topic: Shifting to authentic assessment as well as pros and cons of the approach

Tyechia Thompson
Post-doctoral Associate, College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences
Topic: Project-based approach

Student Engagement

Herbert Bruce
Assistant Professor of Practice, Department of Food Science and Technology

Sara Arena
Collegiate Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics

David Gray
Associate Professor of Practice, Engineering Education

Michael Brown
Assistant Director, Services for Students with Disabilities, and Jill Sible, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Topic: Designing for Integrity and Accommodations

Technology Toolkit

Alma Robinson
Instructor/Teacher in Residence, Department of Physics
Topic: Shares “behind the scenes” use of Zoom and Canvas for teaching and learning from a faculty perspective

Dan Yaffe
Learning Technologies Specialist, TLOS
Topic: Kaltura

Mark Nichols
Senior Director of Universal Design and Accessible Technologies, TLOS
Topic: Assistive Technologies