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The Course Development Institute

Course Development Institute 1Every summer, the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning and Instructional Consulting at the Kelley School of Business co-sponsor the Course Development Institute (CDI). This year for the first time, we will also offer a Course Development Institute during the Fall 2016 semester.

The Fall 2016 CDI will be held on Fridays, on October 28, November 4, November 18, and December 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm each day.

If you would like to be considered for acceptance to this year's CDI, please complete an application, which can be accessed here. Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 7, and applicants will be notified of their status by Wednesday, October 12.

By way of highly interactive processes and activities, Institute facilitators Lisa Kurz and Shannon Sipes guide participants through the beginning phases of developing a new course or transforming an existing course. Participants receive invaluable feedback from colleagues from other departments and disciplines on the work they do during the Institute.

Those who enroll will be asked to choose one course to develop or revise. By the end of the Institute, participants can expect to have determined learning outcomes for their students and outlined major final assignment (or exam) that gathers evidence about the extent to which students have achieved those outcomes. They will also have the opportunity to lay out a basic calendar for the course they are developing and to map out and align assignments and grading strategies that motivate students toward the learning outcomes they have delineated.

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If you have plans to develop or revise a course for the spring, summer, or the 2017-18 academic year, you may want to consider applying to participate in the CDI, which is offered free of charge for instructors of any rank, from any discipline or department at IUB. Questions about the Institute may be sent to the facilitators,Lisa Kurz ( or Shannon Sipes (

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