The Center for Faculty Development is pleased to support the Spring and Summer 2013 Course Redesign Initiative, which is part of the Provost’s 21st Century Learning Initiative that also includes a Blended Learning Initiative focused on faculty teaching sections through the First-Year Success program.
What is course redesign? The 21st century approach to course redesign involves more than selecting new materials or creating new assignments. Redesigning a course means fundamentally rethinking how and when students encounter subject material, how and when they interact with each other, and how and when they interact with you, the instructor.
The following are Five Principles of Successful Course Redesign, as identified by the National Center for Academic Transformation*:
During the Spring and Summer semesters of 2013, 31 faculty (affiliate and tenured/tenure-track) at MSU Denver will participate in the Course Redesign Initiative, a program sponsored by the Provost’s office. The Center for Faculty Development invites all MSU Denver faculty to engage in the work of this cohort and to consider how course redesign can improve teaching and learning at the University.
The National Center for Academic Transformation:
University of North Texas Next Generation Course Redesign
MSU Denver Educational Technology Center
Auraria Library Faculty Resources Page
MSU Denver Department of Academic Assessment
MSU Denver General Studies Program