Course Design Institute for Graduate Students & Postdocs
This one-day institute guides you through the elements of course design and strategies to promote student engagement, evaluate student learning, and create a student-centered syllabus. Even if you are not currently teaching your own course, this institute can help you outline the components of a sample syllabus and prepare you to teach in the future.
What is the Course Design Institute?
This one-day institute will guide you step by step through the process of designing a course. We will begin by identifying what you expect students to learn (learning outcomes), discuss different ways of assessing and evaluating whether students are learning, and then explore a variety of strategies to help your students learn. You will leave with an outline of the components of a student-centered syllabus.
Who can attend?
All graduate students and postdocs at Cornell University.
When is the Course Design Institute?
Date: upcoming date to be announced
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (breakfast starts at 9:00 a.m.)
Breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided.
As part of attending the institute, participants will:
- practice constructing learning outcomes
- generate ideas for evaluating and assessing student learning in your discipline
- identify learning strategies to engage your students based on research on how students learn
- outline the components of a learner-centered syllabus
Application Process & Deadline
Registration information will be provided when new dates are announced.
Please contact Carolyn Aslan at the Center for Teaching Innovation with any questions about the institute.