Center for Faculty Innovation

jmUDESIGN - Virtual Edition

Fri, 20 May 2022 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM

jmUDESIGN - Virtual Edition will be held on Tue 5/31 and Wed 6/1 from 9:00 AM-3:30 PM each day. Please register before Fri 5/20 at 12:00 PM.

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Whether we’re teaching online, in-person, or somewhere in between, there are principles and processes foundational to effective, efficient, and inclusive teaching that we can all share. Join colleagues for a two-day, online program that will highlight these foundations—the core of our popular summer course design institute, jmUDESIGN. This program is designed to help you ground your instructional choices in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Throughout the sessions, you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of activities that you can apply to your own teaching contexts.

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Faculty participants will make progress toward these program outcomes:

  • Designing a course that aligns course learning objectives, learning assessment, and learning activities;
  • Identifying factors that influence student motivation;
  • Creating an inclusive learning environment to facilitate success for all learners;
  • Formulating significant learning objectives;
  • Developing formative and summative assessments that map onto learning objectives;
  • Applying evidence-demonstrated practices to design a learner-centered course;
  • Engaging in meta-cognitive reflection of teaching; and
  • Fostering relationships amongst colleagues across disciplines, colleges, and ranks.

Faculty participants will make progress toward these teaching outcomes:

  • 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;
  • Practicing the integration of scholarship and teaching; and
  • Integrating knowledge of student development models in teaching philosophies and practice.


Our programs are intended for JMU faculty or staff only. If you are a student or administrator and would like to attend, please sign up and leave a note at the end of the survey.

We want this program to be welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our participants. Please describe any considerations (e.g., disability, wellness, cultural, etc.) you want us to know about in the registration survey. You may also reach out to us at or (540)568-4846.

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