Fall 2018 Learning by Design Program

Program facilitators:

  • Sydney Brown, Assistant Director, Innovative Instructional Design
  • Robert Vavala, Instructional Designer, Arts & Sciences

Quality course design ensures that desired learning outcomes are aligned with appropriate assessments and supported by effective learning activities. In this program, participants will learn how to use the evidence-based backward-design process to create a new course or envision new ways to address challenges in courses currently taught. 

Participants in the program will learn about fundamental course design principles and apply them to the design of a new course or the partial or full redesign of an existing course that they will teach in the Spring 2018 semester or thereafter. 

This program is designed for STEM faculty and will be conducted in a "flipped-mode" format. Participants complete brief readings and select activities before the in-person sessions.  This creates time to work on their course designs as well as give and receive feedback during the sessions. 

This program will meet every Friday six times during the semester, 11:00-12:30. Program materials and lunch will be provided.  

Participant Stipend: $500

Meeting Dates: September 19, 28, October 12, 26, November 2, 16

Meeting Location: East Campus, Chase Hall 113

Contact Sydney Brown at sbrown3@unl.edu for questions regarding this program.