Face-to-Face Summer Course (Re)Design Seminar

question mark iconWhat

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 a 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.

Requirements for Digital Badge:

  1. Attend all sessions
  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

If you have any questions regarding the face-to-face CRD, please email Killian Perry, Biggio Center Administrator of Academic Programs, at tlk0024@auburn.edu.


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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 CRD 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
  • 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

clock iconAvailable Sessions

  • May 20 – 24, 2019 (the week before Memorial Day)
  • Focus: Preparing faculty to use research based instructional strategies to support active learning in both on-campus and online learning spaces
  • Meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Mell Classroom Building @ RBD Library
  • On Tuesday there will be an optional online Zoom workshop from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. On 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 on M, W, and F


registration iconApplication

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

Faculty Testimonials

“The EASL setting allows you to interact with other students and engage in the process of learning in a way that is just not possible in traditional classrooms.”

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Last modified: April 25, 2019