Hybrid Summer Course (Re)Design Seminar

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The Hybrid Course (Re)Design workshop helps faculty understand and leverage the hybrid/blended model to expand on learning opportunities for student success. This model will help you strengthen your use of web-enhanced instruction that can address better management of all courses, including large or completely online courses. The sessions will focus on active learning strategies in both face-to-face and online learning spaces with seamless interactions between the two. The workshop includes learning about opportunities to support inclusion, diversity, and equity in our teaching practices through various teaching modalities and assessments.
The Hybrid Course (Re)Design supports faculty from all disciplines with one focus of increasing student retention in STEM classes, especially in underrepresented groups. The program is structured around backward design and includes some processes from Dee Fink’s Designing Significant Learning Experiences.


Faculty participants will:

  • Create comfortable use of physical and virtual/digital spaces through the optimization of active learning strategies in face-to-face and online environments
  • Utilize backward design to construct courses that include alignment of learning objectives, assessments, assignments, and delivery modes
  • Use the SMAR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) model to integrate technology seamlessly into teaching hybrid courses
  • Become a part of an ongoing cohort committed to “making teaching visible” by sharing teaching innovation
  • Include teaching strategies that focus on inclusion, diversity, and equity

For any questions on the Hybrid Course (Re)Design Seminar, please contact Betsy Gilbertson, Biggio Center Instructional Designer, at bmg0017@auburn.edu.


Requirements for Course (Re)Design Badge:

  1. Attend all sessions of your chosen CRD
  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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Requirements for $1,000 Professional Development Funds Award:

  1. Attend a one-hour orientation session (April 24th, 2019 in Mell 2510, 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.) and one CRD seminar (either Face-to-Face or Hybrid)
  2. Attend all sessions of your chosen CRD.
  3. Upon successful completion of CRD, submit a brief proposal outlining how you will use the offered Professional Development Funds via the final CRD survey administered on the last day of the seminar.
  • Faculty who have previously participated in a Course (Re)Design seminar are not eligible for the Professional Development Funds, but are still welcome to participate without compensation.
  • Participation in multiple sessions is welcomed, however compensation for first-time participants will only be offered for one session

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  • Faculty from all disciplines are invited to apply
  • 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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  • June 10 – 14, 2019
  • MWF face-to-face in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library
  • TR fully online including designated synchronous time
  • Lunch will be provided for each face-to-face session

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Applications for the 2019 Course (Re)Design cohort are closed. Check back in Fall 2019 to apply for the 2020 cohort.

Faculty Testimonials

“[The seminar] gave me a sense of community and support that I hadn’t really experienced before at Auburn. Knowing that there are professionals who can help me be a better teacher for my students and have ideas that can help me transform classes for students’ benefit is a really valuable service and support for faculty.”

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Last modified: April 25, 2019