The Gwenna Moss Centre is pleased to provide a course design workshop annually for faculty. Enrollment is limited to 10 participants. The GMCTE will send participants a small packet of resources prior to the start date. Please see below for information about deadlines, application, scheduling, class format, required work-load, and eligibility for a project grant.
Course Design Institute (CDI) was held twice in 2013 at the GMCTE, once during the mid-winter break in February and again during the second week of May.
Each day will consist of morning sessions where we will present and discuss information on that days' topic(s). In the afternoon sessions, participants will have the chance to work on the aspects of their courses that were discussed during the morning sessions, with the assistance of members of the GMCTE staff. Participants will also share what they are working on with each other to gain valuable feedback.
A final reflective piece will need to be completed at the end of the week.
An additional meeting between the CDI instructors and the participants will be arranged at a later date to check-in on how these courses are proceeding and answer participants questions that have come up since the CDI.
A portfolio of the course (syllabus, reflections on how and why decisions were made related to assessments, teaching strategies and the overall process) will need to be completed by the following May. Details about this will be discussed during the CDI.
Course design / re-design projects completed by faculty participants in our Course Design Institute are eligible for a $1000 grant to support the further development and implementation of the newly designed or re-designed course, provided that the following criteria is met:
- Your dean/department head is in support of the grant (this should be indicated in the appropriate space on the Application Form);
- Your course must introduce a new significant focus in one or more of the University’s four curricular priority areas: experiential learning, Aboriginal education, internationalization, innovative uses of learning technology;
- Successful completion of the CDI, with active participation and all requirements met (including submission of the final reflective piece at the end of the week);
- The course is an approved credit course (courses that do not fall within this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
Once the CDI is complete and if all of the above criteria are met, our office will be in contact with you to confirm your eligibility and arrange for the transfer of the grant to the supporting department’s fund.
Ideas for how the grant money may be used (but not limited to): evaluation of the course design, hire a student to assist with designing the course, hire a TA to assist with piloting the course, attend conference to report on your course design work, utilize services through eMAP.
Please note that this is not a research grant, and therefore cannot be included on your CV as such.
Graduate students are not eligible for this grant.
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