Course Design Institute
This three-day institute is designed to help participants prepare to teach their first course at Dartmouth, or revise a course they have previously taught. The institute focuses on elements of course design (learning objectives, assessment, classroom activities, assignments) and covers logistical and policy information pertinent to teaching at Dartmouth. Participants will also learn about Dartmouth students and how best to support them. The institute is collaborative and interactive, providing time for participants to work on their course development with support from Learning Design, DCAL, and the Library.
CDI participants have described their experiences this way:
"It's a great way to make substantive progress on your course, be introduced to best practices and build relationships with other faculty on campus. DO IT!"
"It was fantastic – a great opportunity to think carefully about teaching with caring experts on teaching."
"Three days may seem like a lot of time, but it's way better than learning everything we covered the hard way through three months (or three years!) of trial and error!"
Dates for the 2020 Course Design Institute will be announced in early winter 2020.