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The next jmUDESIGN will be in June 11-15, 2018.

Click here for a PDF of a past application. 

jmUDESIGN encompasses an array of initiatives designed to guide participants through the instructional design and redesign processes. jmUDESIGN begins with an intensive, 5-day summer institute succeeded by optional on-demand consultations and summer workdays. The summer institute will provide participants with the skills, knowledge, and support necessary to foster a learner-centered environment.

During jmUDESIGN, a team of experienced facilitators will assist participants in the principles, methods, and strategies of backward design and course alignment. Each phase of the facilitation process is designed to model diverse pedagogical principles, ranging from learner-centered teaching to team-based learning (TBL). Participants are placed in a small group learning community for the duration of the institute, allowing for rich exchange and collaboration amongst peers.

Participants completing jmUDESIGN will make progress toward many outcomes, such as:

  •  Appreciating pedagogy—the art and science of teaching and learning--as a significant higher education endeavor;
  • Identifying factors that influence pedagogical choices;
  • Creating assignments and/or courses that support higher-level learning (deep learning);
  • Designing and offering courses or curricula that align learning objectives, assessment, and learning activities;
  • Articulating how current pedagogical choices reflect disciplinary norms; and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.

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