Duke Learning Innovation recently welcomed 19 faculty to the Course Design Institute (CDI), a three-day program consisting of interactive seminars, discussions, and presentations, where faculty learned and applied a best-practice approach to designing dynamic, learning-focused courses in any discipline. Now in its third year, the institute was held May 20-22, and faculty worked collaboratively over the three-day period to draft their course plan and syllabus for a course they plan to teach in the upcoming academic year.
On all three days, participants heard from guest speakers on effective teaching pedagogies.
Alyssa Perz, Assistant Dean of Trinity College, and lecturer in Biology presented a workshop on teaching strategies to cultivate classroom equity and inclusion, titled “Student heterogeneity: What do you need to consider as you design your course?”
Denise Comer, Associate Professor of the Practice, Thompson Writing Program, and Steve Wallace, Senior Lecturing Fellow, Biomedical Engineering spoke on effective teaching activities they have found successful in meeting learning outcomes for their students.
Each participant received 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, as well as information on technology and academic support resources available at Duke.
- Jane Bahnson, Duke Law
- Rebekah Callari-Kaczmarczyk, English for International Students
- Thomas DeFrantz, Dance Program
- Brandon Fain, Computer Science
- Tyler Felgenhauer, Civil and Environmental Engineering
- Jeffrey M. Hoder, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Orthopedic Surgery
- Yan Liu, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
- Rachael Murphey-Brown, Academic Advising Center
- Marcus Roll, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Orthopedic Surgery
- Stacy Sabraw, English for International Students
- Robert Schick, Nicholas School of the Environment
- Sandra Sotelo-Miller, Thompson Writing Program
- Margarita (Rita) Svetlova, Psychology and Neuroscience
- Stacy Tantum, Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Leslie Wolverton, Sustainable Duke
- Ryan Shaw, School of Nursing
- Janine Rose, Thompson Writing Program
- Angie Vieth, Psychology and Neuroscience
- Rabih Younes, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Engage with Learning Innovation
The CDI was led by Learning Innovation consultants Seth Anderson, Elise Mueller and Sophia Stone. We look forward to connecting with faculty participants again in a follow-up event in December. View highlights from the 2018 Course Design Institute.
For additional information on future programs and events, contact Learning Innovation.