Integrated Course Design: Creating Significant Learning Experiences

Integrated Course Design: Creating Significant Learning Experiences

Facilitator: Dr. Stewart L. Ross, Dee Fink & Associates 

Tuesday, August 25

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

L. William Seidman Center, Room 2001

Pew Grand Rapids Campus 



Creating significant learning experiences for students is perhaps the most beneficial way for faculty to improve teaching and learning for themselves and their students. Significant learning occurs when powerful, meaningful learning experiences transform the classroom into an exciting laboratory of learning. Integrated course design enables participants from all areas of higher education to create courses that are based on significant learning experiences in and out of the classroom. Integrated course design utilizes meaningful learning goals, active teaching and learning techniques, and quality assessment.


In this workshop, participants will learn the foundational knowledge necessary to design quality courses using the integrated course design model. They also will learn to use the model through application exercises and problems. By focusing on meaningful learner goals, teaching and learning activities, and assessment of learning, participants will develop a template they can use to design their own courses that integrates these three areas.


Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch, and refreshments. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Pew FTLC so that those on a waiting list can be given the opportunity to attend and food and materials costs can be adjusted. 


About Stewart Ross

Dr. Stewart Ross will be the keynote speaker for the Fall Conference on Teaching and Learning on Wednesday, August 26. We are delighted for the opportunity to have him facilitate an in-depth workshop on August 25. Dr. Stewart Ross is the founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Minnesota State University, Mankato (MSU). He holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from Northwestern University and is the senior member of Dee Fink & Associates, delivering workshops throughout the world for faculty wanting to improve teaching and learning.

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