2013-2014 CATL Learning by Design Program
In the Learning by Design (LbD) Program instructors redesign one of their courses, develop course materials and teaching strategies intended to improve student learning. The 2013-14 Learning by Design participants are:
- David Hart, English
- Jennifer Klein, Biology
- Marti Lybeck, History
- Maggie McDermott, Marketing
- Sheri Ross, Philosophy
- Heather Schenck, Chemistry and Biochemistry
- Kelly Sultzbach, English
- Bernadette Taylor, Microbiology
- Steve Tippins, Finance
- Adam Van Liere, Political Science & Public Administration
- Peter Wilker, Microbiology
The program involves four parts:
- participation in the Learning by Design
Seminar (June 2013). Participants
will learn about and apply instructional design
principles to redesign their course and teaching
practices. Led by CATL staff, the seminar will
be offered in
a blended learning format. In addition to online assignments participants will meet face to face during the month (10-15 hours F2F time).
- planning a redesign project (June-August
2013). Each participant proposes a plan
for redesigning a course,
develops new course materials during the summer, and prepares for teaching the course in Fall 2013.
- implementing the redesign project (Fall
2013). Participants teach and assess their
redesigned course during fall semester.
- documenting and disseminating the project.
Participants document their project and present
it at a CATL event,
e.g. the annual conference on teaching and learning
Additional features of the program:
- 12 instructors have been
selected to participate in 2013-2014. Each
participant will receive a $2500 stipend for
successful completion of the program [parts 1-4
- After the June seminar, participants will
meet several times as a cohort to discuss one
- CATL will not impose a specific type of
course design. Participants will be free to
redesign a course to best meet their learning
- CATL staff members will work with participants on all phases of the project. We will provide: feedback during the seminar, one-on-one and group consultations, feedback on course materials, observation and feedback of class sessions, assistance in the design of instruments to assess the project, and guidance in documenting the project.
If you have any questions about the program contact Bill Cerbin, CATL Director, at 785.6811 or email@example.com.
LbD does not support the design or redesign of fully online courses. Instructors interested in online courses should refer to the online instructor training and online education grant opportunities at http://www.uwlax.edu/online/grants.htm