Designing for Learning Program

The Designing for Learning Program helps faculty reimagine their courses without barriers to learning. While working on a particular course, faculty participants will:

  • Learn strategies for removing obstacles to learning
  • Explore evidence-based practices for course design
  • Experience ongoing collegial conversations about teaching and learning
  • Create an inclusive, empathetic, and action-oriented teaching community
Link to Designing for Learning faculty interviewsParticipants talking about the Designing for Learning Program

After the one-day program kick-off, we begin by building connections, exploring frameworks for supporting all students with an eye toward equitable learning outcomes, and selecting some immediately useful actions.

In four follow-up, hour-long monthly meetings (scheduled around participants’ availability), we work through what prevents students from succeeding in a given course, options for removing barriers to desired outcomes, and approaches that support inclusive learning environments.

Program facilitators, Susanmarie Harrington (WID) and Holly Buckland Parker (CTL), draw on their expertise in their disciplines and in faculty development to create a productive and collaborative experience.

Co-sponsored by Center for Teaching and Learning and The Writing the Disciplines Program.