No Longer Accepting Applications for the 2017 Course Design Institute. 


Course Design Institute 

Sponsored by

Office of Teaching Learning & Technology

Center for Teaching



Participants in the Course Design Institute will: 

  • Articulate their personal teaching philosophies
  • Apply effective strategies for course design
  • Create a plan for the various elements of their course and how those elements will align 

Benefits and Incentives

  • Hands-on guidance in the process of developing or revising a course, including focusing course content, developing assessments, and creating effective learning experiences
  • Professional development and networking
  • Fresh perspectives from colleagues in other departments
  • Opportunities for continued consultation and support beyond the Institute, including an assigned Student Instructional Technology Assistant (SITA) for help with teaching technologies. 


All participants are expected to attend the entire Institute, which will be held in University Capitol Centre 

  • Course Design Institute Kickoff and Dinner

Sunday, May 21, 5:30-7:30pm

  • Course Design Institute

Monday, May 22, 9:00am-3:00pm

Tuesday, May 23, 9:00am-3:00pm

Wednesday, May 24, 9:00am-3:00pm 

A light breakfast and a lunch will be provided each day.

How to Apply

  • Any faculty member (clinical-track, tenure-track, lecturer, visiting, or adjunct) at The University of Iowa who wishes to design or substantially revise a course is eligible to apply to be a part of the Course Design Institute. 
  • Applicants must have approval of their DEOs. 
  • Download a preview of the online application to review PDF icon2017_course_design_institute_application.pdf
  • Complete the following Online Application 


Early-Career Instructors
Early Career Instructors are defined as pre-tenure instructors (clinical-track, tenure-track, lecturers, and adjuncts) in their first three years of teaching at The University of Iowa.