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Course Design Workshops for Summer 2018

These multiple-day workshops help you develop instructional skills with a stable cohort of colleagues. Course Design workshops provide a stipend to eligible participants. See the individual workshop descriptions for stipend information.

An individual may participate in only one cohort-based workshop series for the entire summer. AIM Online cohort members are not eligible to participate in these design cohorts.

Each workshop description, below, includes a link to register through the My IllinoisState portal. If you need assistance with this process, please contact CTLT at 438-2542.

  • Going Global with Your Course
  • Design Your Course
  • (Re)Design Your Course for Civic Engagement
  • Reinvent Your Course for Diversity
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Going Global with Your Course

Register by Tuesday, June 5

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Tuesday, June 12 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 14 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, June 19 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, June 21 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 26 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitators:

Maria Schmeeckle, Sociology and Anthropology
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Design or revamp your course to make it more globally engaged, in keeping with the latest versions of Illinois State’s overall strategic plan and the University’s International Strategic Plan. Become aware of current paradigms shaping the internationalization of higher education and how these have been conceptualized and operationalized. Learn about common and effective approaches for creating global courses. You’ll become familiar with books, organizations, web sites, and technological tools that can help you design or redesign your course. You’ll also hear from others who have recently gone global with their own courses. This cohort has an option to participate at the Course Design Showcase on August 7, 2018 at the Alumni Center or to present at an Office of International Studies and Programs event. A $750 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program, funded and administered by OISP. Registration is required by Tuesday, June 5.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  • be aware of current paradigms shaping internationalization of higher education and ways that internationalization and global learning have been conceptualized and operationalized.
  • reflect on their own current state of development regarding global knowledge, attitudes and skills and identify their own paths to global engagement
  • develop their own course goals, outcomes, strategies, activities, and assessment plans pertaining to a course they are teaching, and share these with fellow participants.
  • become familiar with organizations, websites, publications and technology tools that can enhance their efforts to make courses more globally engaged.
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Design Your Course

Register by Thursday, May 17

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Tuesday, May 22 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 24 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, May 29 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 31 • 9 a.m. noon
Tuesday, June 5 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, June 7 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 12 • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Alumni Center)

Facilitators:

Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Julie-Ann McFann, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Engage in a rigorous but rewarding design process as you prepare to teach a new course for the next academic year. Design Your Course is for faculty members in their first, second, or third year of teaching at Illinois State University. The workshop will guide participants through a course design process that draws on the work of Dee Fink (Creating Significant Learning Experiences) and Ken Bain (What the Best College Teachers Do). Expect to spend a minimum of 6-10 hours per week working on your course (in addition to our workshop meetings). If you do that, then, at the end of this process, you’ll feel confident that your course will provide high-quality learning experiences for all the students who take it. Luncheon is included on Thursday, June 7. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on Tuesday, August 7, at the Alumni Center. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Registration is required by Thursday, May 17.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  • describe for a colleague any of the twelve steps in integrated course design 
  • utilize the twelve steps in integrated course design to design your courses
  • design high-quality courses that reflect the vision, mission, and core values of the University’s stgretegic plan and meet the Quality Matters™ Standards for high-quailty course design, adapted for face-to-face courses
  • identify your own “next steps” toward teaching excellence, and be aware of various resources tht can help them achieving those goals
  • be more fully commited to designing coures that meet the needs of Illinois State University’s diverse community of (under)graduate scholars
  • feel confident that your courses will provide high-quality learning experiences for all the students who take them
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(Re)Design Your Course for Civic Engagement

Apply by Friday, March 30

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Wednesday, May 30 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 31 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 6 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, August 7 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Alumni Center)

Facilitators:

Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Cynthia Edmonds-Cady, School of Social Work
Harriett Steinbach, Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning

Emphasize the value of citizenship, service learning, and civic engagement in your course. Faculty selected to participate in this cohort will spend four days working to integrate civic engagement into a course they have taught and will teach again in the near future. The redesign process will allow you to promote active learning experiences and assessment through which students can gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. This opportunity can also be used to develop a course for possible adoption as a Civic Engagement Minor elective.

Luncheon is included on each meeting date. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on August 7, 2018, at the Alumni Center. A $1,000 stipend, provided by the American Democracy Project, is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Read the full call for proposals and submit before Friday, March 30, at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Civic.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  • identify civic competencies that connect with discipline and course content
  • design syllabus which includes civic engagement components (learning outcomes, assignments, specific language if the course is an elective for the minor).
  • develop a plan for a specific course assessment where students demonstrate some aspect of civic learning
  • develop a plan for possible scholarly activity (design a study, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, ideas for conference presentations in your discipline, the University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium, possible publication outlets)
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Reinvent Your Course for Diversity

Register by Monday, July 2

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Monday, July 09 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11 • 9 a.m. to noon
Monday, July 16 • 9 a.m. to noon
Wednesday, July 18 • 9 a.m. noon
Monday, July 23 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, August 7 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Alumni Center)

Facilitators:

Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

To prepare students to live and work in our very complex world is a core element of Illinois State University’s mission. Success depends upon incorporating diverse content and perspectives into our teaching. It is also important to be mindful of the diverse ways people communicate and learn. This workshop will help you reflect on your course content and explore how that content can meet the needs of the diverse student population at Illinois State University. Incorporate strategies that create a culturally inclusive classroom climate, while facilitating conversations that challenge students’ ethnic and cultural assumptions. Lunch is provided for the full-day meeting on July 9. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on Tuesday, August 7, at the Alumni Center. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Registration is required by Monday, July 2.

Learning Outcomes

In this workshop, participants will:

  • develop course goals, activities, and assessment plans pertaining to a course you are teaching and share these with fellow participants.
  • critically reflect on assumptions of ethnic and cultural groups
  • identify opportunities to integrate diverse course content, learning activities and assessment into courses
  • articulate strategies to create culturally inclusive classroom climate
  • facilitate discussion and group activities that challenge students’ ethnic and cultural assumptions.

If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event, please contact the front desk at (309) 438-2542.

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