The Course Development Institute (CDI) is a professional development opportunity consisting of multiple “short courses” that faculty take asynchronously and may "stack" together to create a unique CDI pathway. The short course topics focus on helping faculty create profound, meaningful, student-focused learning experiences in their courses.
Faculty also have an opportunity to collaborate one-on-one with members of our TIPS team during the CDI to discuss ideas, share resources and projects, and get feedback.
Provides an opportunity to grow in these areas:
The CDI is comprised of two-week-long ‘short courses’ in Canvas. You first explore content materials independently, followed by meaningful synchronous sessions and consultations. We will have short courses running at different two-week periods throughout each semester. It takes about one hour to work through the materials of a short course--you can complete it all at once or take your time.
This short course will cover the potential rewards of taking on this challenge even if your past experience with such an endeavor hasn't been the best. We’ll work to steer you clear of potential pitfalls, share strategies you can incorporate in different settings and provide you with practical ideas for effective and rewarding course group work.
This framework can help you create deeper and more meaningful learning experiences and is a systematic framework designed to help students experience complex learning.
Learn how to use student feedback to deepen and document quality teaching. This short course is for you if you are an instructor interested in exploring ways to gather meaningful feedback from your students to achieve a variety of teaching and learning goals.
We want you to be partners with us as we continue to develop the structure of the CDI; We want to hear from you! What do you think of this format? What platform do you prefer for our CDI Community (CDI-C)? What short course topics do you want to see?
Let us know by emailing TIPS@ucdenver.edu