Course (Re)Design Seminars

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Summer Course (Re)Design (CRD) is the Biggio Center’s flagship program that helps faculty create or re-envision one course in preparation for teaching in an active learning space. The program is structured around Dee Fink’s Designing Significant Learning Experiences backward design process.

Faculty participants will:

  • Design a new or re-design an existing course using backward design principles
  • Prepare to use active learning and flourish in EASL classrooms and spaces around campus
  • Become part of an ongoing cohort committed to “making teaching visible” by sharing teaching innovation

The workshop includes learning about opportunities to support inclusion, diversity, and equity in our teaching practices through various teaching modalities and assessments.

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  • Faculty from all disciplines
  • Non-tenure track, adjunct, core-course faculty

The most successful CRD participants set aside significant time outside the workshop for the entire week to ensure ample time to work on their course and other requirements.

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  • Two identical sessions are available to choose from based on your summer schedule:
    • June 15th – 19th 2020
    • July 13th – 17th 2020
  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library
  • Tuesday there will be an optional online Zoom workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday you will meet with your team for Microteaching at a time and location TBD by you and your team. This activity generally requires about 2 hours
  • Lunch will be provided M, W, and F

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Requirements for $1,000 Professional Development Funds Award:

  1. Attend the CRD Orientation session April 22nd, 2020 in Mell 2550, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Attend one CRD seminar, either June or July
  3. Upon successful completion of CRD, submit a brief proposal outlining how you plan to use the funds


  • Faculty who have previously participated in a CRD seminar are eligible for the Professional Development Funds
  • These funds are offered to enhance participants professional development activities. They are not stipends or salary supplements

Requirements for Digital Badge:

  1. Attend one CRD seminar, either June or July
  2. Submit a pre-CRD syllabus and a post-CRD syllabus with changes that reflect what you learned and will apply in your re-designed course

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Applications are now closed.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out prior to Spring Break.

If you have any questions regarding the face-to-face CRD email us at

Last modified: March 3, 2020