The Center for Teaching and Learning hosted its annual course design institutes May 20-24. A total of 40 faculty participated, 29 from the 1.0 cohort and 11 from 2.0, representing nearly every college on campus. The departments of Canadian studies, English and Creative Writing, Office of Information Technology, geosciences, kinesiology, chemistry, biochemistry, and curriculum, instruction and foundational studies.
Participants in 1.0 spent five days focusing on the role of course design in the overall act of teaching. Participants focused on crafting a plan for significant learning in their courses, supported by effective assessments and course activities. Participants in 2.0 spent three half-days using the information they previously had learned in 1.0 to delve even further into course design. Participants from both institutes completed substantial work towards designing or revising their courses during the week.