Overview:Designing a transformative course that has lasting impact on students is amazing! Creating a course like that involves intentional planning. In Foundations of Course Design (FoCD), you will develop the foundational knowledge and skills necessary to successfully design a high-quality course. During this Intensive, you will write a compelling course description, develop specific and measurable course learning outcomes, and plan aligned summative assessments for a course that you are or will be teaching. You will be challenged to visualize diverse potential students and envision intentional, inclusive learning experiences. Discussions, texts, samples, and rubrics will guide your learning experience as you connect, acquire, and practice using acquired knowledge. Discussions and feedback from both peers and Trefny colleagues will help you improve the design of your course. This unique course is based on the Mines Engineering Learning framework which is grounded in educational research, best practices in STEM education, and authentic higher education experiences.
During the summer FoCD, we will meet during the following times:
- Monday, July 17 - Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 9 am - 3 pm MT and
- Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27, 2023 from 9 am - 3 pm MT
Please note that we provide a lot of breaks and opportunities for individual and group work time throughout the sessions.
We will meet on Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to accepted participants).
$2,000 of funds (paid to your PD funds account) are available for qualifying* participants who complete the following:
- Participate in all sessions during the series.
- Submit final deliverables that satisfy assessment criteria (as described in the Foundations of Course Design information page under "Compensation & Expectations") by Friday, Aug. 4, 2023 at 5 pm MT.
*full-time academic faculty at Mines.
If you are interested in joining us as you (re)design your course, please complete the application below. We encourage you to discuss your participation with your Department Head.
The submission deadline is 5 pm MT on June 30, 2023. We will inform you if you are accepted by the following week. Space is limited so complete your application soon!