Review of applications for the 2018 Course Design Institute has ended. Please check back next spring for information about our 2019 Institute.  


Course Design Institute 

Review of applications has ended. 

Sponsored by

Office of Teaching Learning & Technology

Center for Teaching


The Course Design Institute is an intensive, interactive, multi-day program that will guide participants through the process of designing or substantially revising a course.  Participants in the Course Design Institute will:


  • Learn and apply a process for designing an effective course.
  • Create a plan for developing elements of a course, including learning objectives, assignments and assessments, and the course outline.
  • Explore teaching strategies and philosophies with colleagues and Center for Teaching staff.

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 leveraging teaching technologies.


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

  • Course Design Institute Kickoff and Dinner

Sunday, May 20, 5:30-7:30pm

  • Course Design Institute

Monday, May 21, 9:00am-3:00pm

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

Wednesday, May 23, 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. Faculty who are team-teaching may apply, but each instructor must fill out a separate application, noting with whom they will be teaching. 
  • Applicants must have approval or their DEOs.
  • Download a preview of the online application to review PDF icon2018_coursedesigninstitute_application.pdf
  • Online Application
  • Review of applications will begin on April 6.
Course Design Institute