Call for Applications
2014-2015 CATL Learning by Design Program

The Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning invites instructors to apply to the Learning by Design Program. The program supports instructors to redesign a course and instructional practices intended to improve student learning.
The program, which starts in June 2014, involves four parts:
  1. Participation in the Learning by Design Seminar (June 2014). Participants will learn about and apply instructional design principles to redesign their course and teaching practices. Led by CATL staff, the seminar will be offered in a blended learning format. In addition to online assignments, participants will meet face to face five times during the month: June 2, 6, 16, 20, and 27 from 1-4 p.m. (10-15 hours F2F time).
  2. Planning a redesign project (June-August 2014). Each participant proposes a plan for redesigning a course, develops new course materials during the summer, and prepares for teaching the course in fall 2013.
  3. Implementing the redesign project (Fall 2014). Participants teach and assess their redesigned course during fall semester. 
  4. Documenting and disseminating the project. Participants document their project and present it at a CATL event, e.g., the annual conference on teaching and learning.
Additional features of the program:
  • Approximately 10-12 instructors will be selected to participate in 2014-2015. Each participant will receive a $2,500 stipend for successful completion of the program [parts 1-4 above].
  • After the June seminar, participants will meet several times as a cohort to discuss one another’s work.
  • CATL will not impose a specific type of course design. Participants will be free to redesign a course to best meet their learning objectives.* 
  • CATL staff members will work with participants on all phases of the project. We will provide: feedback during the seminar, one-on-one and group consultations, feedback on course materials, observation and feedback of class sessions, assistance in the design of instruments to assess the project, and guidance in documenting the project.  

Application Deadline: Noon, Monday April 21, 2014. To apply, complete the application. 

If you have questions about the program contact Bill Cerbin, CATL Director, at 785.6881 or  

We will not accept applications to design or redesign fully online courses. Instructors interested in online courses should refer to the funding support available for online instructor training and for online course development.

Below are the 2013-14 Learning by Design participants. Click on the links below to see posters of their work in progress: