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Oklahoma State University

course design

** The structure provided below is one typically requested. However, adjustments are made willingly as meeting dates and times are determined based on individual and departmental needs.


Departmental Professional Development Offering:
Course Design


This collaborative model of professional development offers a framework to aid in designing courses for optimal student learning. Participants have opportunities to discuss and implement strategies through sessions designed to offer flexibility and foster collegial relationships.

This series is especially beneficial for faculty:

  • Creating a new course
  • Redesigning a current course
  • Wanting to apply current teaching and learning research to an existing course


Participants should expect to attend four 90-minute face-to-face sessions and possibly complete readings or view short instructional videos beyond these face-to-face meeting times. Sessions are considered true WORKshops with attendees applying ideas to the courses they teach.

The four 90-minute face-to-face sessions are listed below.

  • WORKshop: Planning Your Course: Beginning with the End in Mind
  • WORKshop: Student Engagement by Design
  • WORKshop: Matching Teaching Methods to Instructional Goals
  • WORKshop: Final Collaboration

The examples of reading and video topics are listed below. They vary in time duration, but typically 10 to 30 minutes per topic.
  • Planning for Student Success
  • Making Learning Easier
  • Increasing Student Proficiency

For additional information on this program please email kdickey@okstate.edu or gina.morris@okstate.edu.