CAT’s 2023 Faculty Summer Institute for Course (Re)Design is a facilitated learning community that provides support for instructors who are preparing to develop a new course or substantially revise an existing course to be offered during the 2023-24 academic year. You can expect to work closely with peers and CAT facilitators to build on lessons learned from your prior teaching experience and apply evidence-based practices to create or revise your course plan with an eye toward fostering equitable and effective learning for your students. We ask participants to apply with a specific course to work on, but the work you will complete in this institute is designed to support your teaching long-term. This institute is suitable for faculty who are creating a new course as well as those who are substantially revising an existing course, and is designed to support teaching in any modality. All interested faculty are encouraged to apply but space is limited. See below for additional information re: eligibility and priority curricular areas for 2023.
BENEFITS: In addition to the support of a learning community composed of faculty peers, CAT staff, and librarians, participants who successfully complete all program requirements receive a letter from CAT certifying completion and are eligible to apply for up to $1,000 from CAT to support further teaching-related professional development. Participation in CAT’s Faculty Summer Institute for Course (Re)Design can also be highlighted in your dossier to be recognized for your next merit or promotion.
DATE & TIME: August 14-18 with workshops daily from 10am-12pm PDT on campus (with Zoom contingency plans).
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 10 (or until the program reaches capacity).
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: The design of this program was inspired in part by the Out of the Box initiative launched by the Division of Life Sciences and Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences. All workshop curriculum has been developed by CAT, with the exception of Workshop 3, which was developed in collaboration with the UCLA Library’s Writing Instruction & Research Education team (WI+RE). We have aligned program objectives and outcomes with UCLA’s Peer-Assisted Reflection on Student Learning program (PAROSL) and with the values of CAT’s instructional Improvement Group in order to better support faculty who participate in multiple programs supported by CAT and our campus partners.
QUESTIONS: Email Project Director Dr. Beth Goodhue, CAT Associate Director for Faculty Engagement.