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Center for Teaching Excellence

East Tennessee State University

Course Design


We believe the best courses are developed through an intentional and thoughtful design process that includes the following steps:

1. Determining student learning outcomes: What do you want your students to learn?

2. Developing an assessment process: How will you know that your students have obtained these outcomes?

3. Determining instructional strategies: What steps will you take to give students the opportunity to practice the skills you want them to learn, help them acquire these skills and/or abilities, or help them obtain or construct knowledge? 

Use the links below to learn more about effective course design, see our resources page on course design and contact us to request a consultation about your course. 

If you are developing an online or hybrid course, see the trainings, resources, and faculty development programs available through Academic Technology Services.

Course Design Guide

Understanding by Design by Grant P.  Wiggins and Jay McTighe

Course Calendar Template Spring 2020 MWF

Course Calendar Template Spring 2020 TR

Course Calendar Template Fall 2019 MWF

Course Calendar Template Fall 2019 TR

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