Building off of the concepts presented in Foundations of College Teaching (FCT), Foundations of Instructional Design (FID), formerly known as Instructional Design for Future Faculty, is a deep dive into course design. Participants will expand their teaching portfolios, revise their teaching philosophies, and develop a full course plan suitable for use either at ISU or another higher education institution. This program is appropriate for instructors of all experience levels, but completion of FCT is required before registering for FID.
Like FCT, this is a self-paced program presented through a series of ReggieNet modules, which go through the entire process of designing a course from scratch using what is called “backward design.” This is a way of first developing a transformational goal and learning objectives, selecting instructional activities, and aligning assessments to create a course that engages learners and employs evidence-based practices for college instruction.
Designing a course is a complex intellectual activity, and so we anticipate that this program will take either the majority of several months in the summer or time spent spread throughout an academic year to complete. Like with FCT, once a student has registered for this program, they can take as long as they need to finish while still enrolled as a graduate student at ISU.
Note: This is not a credited certificate program that would appear on a student’s transcript. It is a professional development experience that results in a certificate of completion and a portfolio suitable for the job market and teaching award submissions.