Beginning with the end in mind: What do you want your students to know and what do you want them to be able to do with what they know? This session introduces the integrated course design process and gets participants immediately engaged with the first step of writing student-centered learning outcomes. We will discuss how well-constructed student learning outcomes can clarify your expectations to students and how the outcomes help you design assessments, ultimately leading to improved student learning. Participants will identify the situational factors that inform course design like pre-requisites, classroom layout, etc. During the session, participants will have an opportunity to write/revise and get feedback on their course learning outcomes. Bring course materials or a syllabus for a course for which you are preparing.
To register for a CTE workshop, please visit our registration site located at: https://ers.tamu.edu
About the Course Design Series
This series is designed to assist instructors in preparing to teach new courses and/or revise and renew existing courses. It consists of three, 2-hour-sessions over a 3-week period in June. While the sessions are designed to lead participants through an integrated course design process, each session addresses discrete course development steps and can be attended individually. We recommend, however, that participants attend as many of the sessions as possible to receive maximum benefit from the program. Participants are encouraged to bring materials from courses they are revising, or other materials upon which they will be basing a new course design.