An annual three-day workshop aimed at enhancing the quality and effectiveness of course design to result in a better learning experience. CTLM and campus teaching and learning partners will support you as you work on multiple aspects of your course.
Who can participate?
Instructors at all career stages who are designing a new course (that is approved or near approval) or redesigning an existing course. Courses may be any size, subject, or modality. We welcome both individual instructors and instructional teams.
“The CDI events were an excellent experience for myself and my team. It provided us with new information about enhancing and developing our course, as well as presenting known information in a manner that allowed us to think more outside the box. It provided us with many opportunities to brainstorm about specifics and to solve some of the challenges we faced."
—McLean Gunderson, Comparative Biosciences
100% of participants surveyed reporting applying what they learned in CDI to their courses.
Connecting with peers
Participants say they appreciated learning how peers approach syllabus design, grading, and other aspects of teaching.
More inclusive learning
88% of participants surveyed say their CDI experience helped them create a more equitable, inclusive learning environment.
You’ll learn about:
Creating clear learning outcomes
Using backwards design
Constructing student-centered syllabi
Designing effective assignments and assessments
Engaging students through active learning
How to apply
Applications have closed for May 2024
The institute will return in May 2025 – click the button below to be notified when applications open