Faculty Design and Development Retreat

Overview

Apply best practices for designing pedagogically sound and engaging courses during a free weeklong intensive course development retreat. Participants will learn about faculty support resources and hear faculty perspectives on course design while building the foundation for a future course offering, including a course map, a learner-centered syllabus, and active learning assignments.

Program Dates: June 24 – June 28, 2019

Theme

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – This retreat will emphasize the importance of inclusion, accessibility, and learner-centered instruction, and will provide instructors with strategies to use in their teaching across campus.

Objectives

Instructors will:

  • Be introduced to the academic services available to them within AT and across UF.
  • Develop a well-aligned course map, learn to incorporate innovative teaching and assessment methods into their courses, and begin implementation of their plan.
  • Participate and connect with faculty from all disciplines and will be encouraged to continue to build cross-disciplinary relationships.
  • Recognize the importance of inclusion, accessibility, and learner-centered instruction, and acquire strategies to use in their teaching across campus.

Expectations

Faculty are required to attend daily sessions of the workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and must bring a syllabus for the course to be mapped, including any course goals and student learning objectives, and ideas for assessments. After completing all requirements, attendees will receive a badge for completion.

Participants must also be willing to participate in a follow up discussion at the end of the year to share their implementations or progress.

Coffee will be available and a boxed lunch will be provided each day.

How to Apply

To be considered for this instructional development retreat, please complete the following application: CITT Summer Design and Development Retreat