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Course (Re)Design Faculty Learning Community

Call for Participation

The Teaching and Learning Center invites applications for the Spring 2015  Course (Re)Design Faculty Learning Community

Are you thinking about a new course or redesigning a course you currently teach? If so, we invite you to join a cohort of faculty colleagues to work through the design process and create a learner-centered course. Potential areas of focus for your (re)design include: service learning, study abroad, intercultural development, lifelong learning, reflective learning/ ePortfolio, flipping, inclusion, mindfulness/contemplation, OR any other innovation you are bringing to the table!

The faculty learning community will meet six times during the Spring semester and each participant will work through the process of (re)designing a course. As part of this process, you will read and discuss various ideas related to course design and work through a course design guide with your peers. You will develop strong primary components of your course, such as learning goals/objectives, teaching and learning activities, and assessment. As a community, we’ll work through coherently assembling and integrating these components into your course design.

Those selected in this competitive process will receive a $500 stipend for completing a course (re)design plan in Spring 2015. Participants will be expected to:

  • attend the six (6) scheduled meetings of the Learning Community;
  • develop a course (re)design plan for your targeted course, including:
    • the development of course learning outcomes
    • the linking of these outcomes to specific assessments designed to examine the effectiveness of the redesign
    • identify appropriate learning activities to support the course (re)design
  • develop a draft of a learner-centered syllabus which incorporates this design plan

Applications should be submitted by January 16th via email to Catherine Ross at: rossce@wfu.edu.  Questions may be addressed to Catherine Ross.

Application Process

In a separate document, please provide the following information

  • Name and contact information
  • Describe the course would you like to target for the (re)design (please provide the course description, student demographics, etc.)
  • Provide a statement of your interests and reasons for seeking to be part of the faculty learning community. Please note: we are happy to meet with you to discuss your course (re)design ideas, as well as assist you in the preparation of your proposal.  Please contact Catherine Ross (rossce@wfu.edu) or Kristi Verbeke (verbekkj@wfu.edu) to arrange a consultation.