Apply to the CIT Course Design Institute

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Are you preparing to teach a class you have never taught before or redesigning a course and want to be sure your course plan promotes significant, long-term learning? Would you like to implement new types of student activities and assignments in your course, but aren’t sure which ones are most appropriate or effective for student learning?

If so, CIT encourages faculty to apply to the Course Design Institute (CDI). This new program provides faculty the opportunity to learn and apply a best-practice approach to designing dynamic, learning-focused courses in any discipline, in a compact 3-day program.

Dates: August 14 – 16, 2017
Time: 9:00 – 3:00 pm (with optional instructional consulting available 3-4:00pm)
Location: Bostock Library, Duke University West Campus (Parking can be provided with advance notice, if a participant doesn’t have access to parking on West Campus.)

Participant Support and Funding

This program is open to Duke University faculty of any rank who teach in Trinity, Pratt, Nicholas or Sanford and will be particularly valuable for early career faculty.

Each participant will receive $500 in funds deposited to a research account, a copy of the book Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink, and a set of course design resources for use after the Institute.

How to Apply

Visit the Course Design Institute to learn more, to view a sample schedule, and to apply online.

Questions? Contact Us


Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Author: Sophia Stone, Ed.D.

Sophia collaborates with faculty to provide pedagogical and academic technology consulting, training, and project management, for campus-based and online initiatives. She consults on innovative teaching practices across academic disciplines, and works with faculty on course planning, course design and development, and assessment strategies. Her research interests include global online education, instructional design, faculty development, distance education, and international learners.