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 Courses for Significant Learning framework. Participation in this program qualifies you for teaching in the Mell Classroom building as well as the ACLC building opening Fall 2022.

Faculty participants will:

  • Design or re-design a course using backward design principles and significant learning goals
  • Infuse courses with inclusive design and pedagogy to support all learners
  • Prepare to use active learning and flourish in EASL classrooms
  • Become part of an ongoing cohort committed to evidence-based teaching and learning practices

Tech Hour:

At the end of each day of the CRD seminar, faculty will have the opportunity to participate in a Tech Hour. Tech Hours are led by Biggio Tech experts and focus on the practical application of key instructional technologies. Topics might include: Panopto, Canvas deep-dive features, boosting student engagement via Zoom, student-response technologies (e.g. iClicker, TopHat), etc. The topics for these sessions are determined based on CRD participant feedback and requests. These sessions are separate yet complementary to the CRD workshops. They will be held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2 – 3 pm.

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  • Faculty from all ranks and disciplines
  • Graduate Teaching Assistants (online CRD only; not all GTAs are eligible for PD funds)
  • Newly hired faculty (CRD is a great way for new faculty to get oriented to the teaching technology and culture at Auburn as well as to meet new colleagues)

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CRD is offered in both face-to-face and online modalities.

Face-To-Face CRD: Monday, May 16th – Friday, May 20th 2022

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. meeting in the Mell Building @ RBD
  • Tuesday there will be a series of online Zoom team collaborations and workshops on this day. Teams have the option of participating in person or remotely.
  • 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 2.5 hours
  • Tech HourMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

 

Online CRD: Monday, June 13th – Friday, 17th 2022

  • Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. meeting through Zoom
  • Tuesday there will be a series of online Zoom team collaborations and workshops on this day. Teams have the option of participating in person or remotely.
  • 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 2.5 hours
  • Tech HourMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoon from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

CRD participants should plan to set aside time outside the workshop for the entire week to work on their course. Teams will be meeting (virtually or in person) on Tuesday and Thursday during the week to complete activities related to the seminar.

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Requirements for $1,000 Professional Development Funds Award:

  1. Attend the CRD Orientation Session April 13th, 2022 via Zoom, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  2. Attend the CRD seminar
  3. Upon successful completion of CRD, submit a brief proposal outlining how you plan to use the funds
  4. Submit a pre & post-CRD syllabus with changes that reflect what you learned in the seminar

Note:

  • 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 and will be transferred into the faculty members department budget. They are not stipends or salary supplements and will not be paid as a payroll item.
  • Due to this, any items purchased with these funds are Auburn University property and not the personal property of the faculty member.

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Applications are due March 18th, 2022. Decisions will be sent by March 25th 2022. 

Visit aub.ie/CRDapp to submit an application for Course (Re)Design.

If you have any questions email us at biggio1@auburn.edu.

Last modified: March 16, 2022