Course Design Academy May 2022

5/16/2022, 5/18/2022, 5/20/2022 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The registration period has closed for this event.


*Course Design Academy is open to all faculty members*


Registration open through 5/2/2022 EST

This registration automatically registers you for all three days. Registrants are expected to be available to attend each of the three days of CDA.


Course Design Academy May 2022

The Course Design Academy (CDA) will meet for three full days in summer 2022 (May 16th, 18th, and 20th) to explore learner-centered design principles, discuss ideas in small learning teams, and apply principles/concepts to courses and syllabi. We will 1) explore ways to “backward” design courses by starting with a focus on course objectives, 2) identify effective ways to assess what our students know, 3) explore ways to support significant long-term learning, and 4) plug these ideas into your course. You will exit with a new and improved course and tools to implement strategies and activities.


Participants Will:

  • Receive access to a CDA Canvas course approximately two weeks prior to the start of CDA, where they will find materials to guide their course design process (including Dee Fink's “A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning,” among other resources.
  • Meet in the Lucas Center for interactive sessions on May 16th, 18th, and 20th from 9:00a – 3:00p.
  • Receive written and verbal feedback on their syllabuses, assignments, assessments, and activities throughout the week via individual consultation and Canvas comments.

Schedule for the Week of May 16th:

  • Monday, May 16th from 9:00a-3:00p
  • Wednesday, May 18th from 9:00a-3:00p
  • Friday, May 20th from 9:00a-3:00p

About Us

The Lucas Center for Faculty Development

The Lucas Center supports activities that help you grow as a teacher. Most of our topics and programs are the result of feedback from the FGCU faculty community perception of needs. Our Center offers creative learning experiences focused in the areas of teaching, learning, assessment and scholarship. Watch for e-mails announcing activities that may interest you. Our goal is to be a consistent source of support to faculty by providing activities that are engaging, inspiring, practical, and useful. Stop by to say hello and see our wonderful space in LIB 221, affectionately known as “The Living Room.”


LIB 221-Lucas Center