Designing Your Own Course


This two-part intensive workshop, Designing Your Own Course, will help instructors create or significantly revise a course for an upcoming semester. This workshop will guide you in developing course learning outcomes, assignments, grading schemes, rubrics, low stakes assessment, active learning strategies, and a well-designed syllabus. Participants will receive the Learner-centered Course Design booklet with examples of each course design component. The result of this in-depth workshop will be greater intentionality and transparency in your design for learning and increased confidence that your course components are connected and coherent.

Come meet and exchange ideas with other teachers, learn something new to try, and examine the research behind effective course design. Bring your ideas or an existing syllabus as a starting framework. Newer instructors are particularly encouraged to attend as they begin to create and adapt courses at UWM. Seasoned instructors bring a wealth of experience, hard questions, and realistic challenges to the table for stimulating discussion.

Workshop attendees often follow up with one-on-one consultations or Mid-Semester Student Evaluations with CIPD staff.


Register for Part I.

February 14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Union 340 (Register in MyDev)

Register for Part II

February 28, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Union 340 (Register in MyDev)

Registration is required for each date and seating is limited. Contact Connie Schroeder at 229-5764 with questions.