Thursday, November 13: Designing good courses

As the fall semester winds down, this is a good time to think about how to design a good course for the coming semesters. Well-designed courses, i.e., courses that maximize learning by students, don't happen by accident. They are the result of careful planning to make sure that all the key elements (content, teaching methods, and assessments) and put together in a way such that each reinforces the other two and are not interfering with them.

But often, much attention in preparing courses is focused on the scope and sequence of the content, with the other two elements being afterthoughts. At the next UCITE session, we will see how to design courses that better integrate all these elements into one coherent whole.

Please join us for this discussion from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. in the Herrick Room, which is on the ground floor of the Allen building (at the corner of Adelbert and Euclid).

Pizza lunch and sodas will be provided at this session. To help us estimate the amount to order, please let us know if you plan to attend each session by emailing us at