Center for Faculty Excellence

Course Design Institute

The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to offer a Course Design Institute (CDI) to you and your colleagues as we delve into designing or redesigning one or more of your courses. We want all students at Wright State University to be successful and we believe that given the right course experience, all students are capable of learning difficult things and being successful in their courses.  

During the CDI you will examine what you want your students to be able to do at the end of your course and create student-centered outcomes and objectives, plan for effective activities and assessments, and create lessons that will set your students up for success. The Institute will be a mix of short videos, in-person discussion, and time to create your own course – with feedback. 

We are scheduled to meet in person for all four of the following times: 

  • Monday, December 5, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday, December 7, 8:00 a.m. to noon
  • Thursday, December 8, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Friday, December 9, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Space is limited in the Course Design Institute so please apply soon by completing the information at this link. As a small thank you for the time you will devote to this important work, each faculty who participates completely in the CDI will receive a stipend of $200.  

Please contact the Center for Faculty Excellence with any questions about this exciting opportunity! 

Institute Outcomes

By the end of the Course Design Institute, participants: 

  • Design (or redesign) a course that they will teach in the near future 
  • Write (or rewrite) outcomes and objectives for the course 
  • Plan lessons that are student-centered and engaging 
  • Create a variety of assessments that allow students to give evidence of their learning 
  • Plan inclusive teaching pedagogies that allow all students to succeed and feel they belong 
  • Write a student-centered syllabus for the course 

Things to have in the application: 

  • Name 
  • Title 
  • Department 
  • College 
  • Course you are considering designing/redesigning (prefix, number, title, short description) 
  • Why do you want to attend the Course Design Institute? 
  • Are there any particular items for your course that you want to be sure to focus on during the CDI?