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Course Re-Design

After receiving feedback from student evaluations and peer observations, instructors may wish to improve upon their course by re-designing it.

What information can help guide the course re-design process?
What are the steps involved in designing or re-designing a course?
What are some other considerations when re-designing a course?

What information can help guide the course re-design process?

What are the steps involved in designing or re-designing a course?

  • First, ask these questions:
  • Where does the course begin and end?
  • How does it fit in with the program curriculum?

  • Start with the course outcomes and work backward to evaluate effective teaching strategies and decide whether the course assessments yield appropriate evidence of student learning.

What are some other considerations when re-designing a course?

Use the following resources to guide you through the process:

Create useful and measurable learning outcomes:

Choose effective teaching strategies and learning experiences:

 Align assessment methods with course learning outcomes:

Revise your syllabus:

References

Fink, D. (2003). Creating significant learning experiences: An integrated approach to designing college courses. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Huba, M.E. & Freed, J.E. (2000). Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Wiggins, G., & McTighe, J. (2001). Understanding by design (2nd ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall./ASCD, 2005.