Course Redesign Opportunities at SF State

Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2015
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Course Redesign

SF State and the CSU offer a number of funding opportunities for faculty to redesign courses in order to reduce enrollment bottlenecks and increase student success rates.

AT staff member supports faculty in course redesign.

There are multiple programs that focus on redesigning courses to reduce the number of bottleneck (high-enrollment/low-success) courses. Promising Practices is focused on local campus course redesigns that have not yet been proven to increase student success and/or that address local campus bottlenecks. Proven Course Redesign is focused on systemwide adoption and adaptation of previously redesigned courses that have documented increases in the proportion of students successfully completing. Sustaining Success provides opportunities for campuses to continue/expand work on a prior project. 

Visit the CSU Course Redesign with Technology website for more information.

Promising Practices 

Promising Practices is a program focused on local campus course redesigns that have not yet been proven to increase student success and/or that address local campus bottlenecks. Faculty accepted into the Promising Practices program are given resources and support to strengthen their course design through the Course Redesign Professional Learning Community and build additional evidence as to the redesign effectiveness. Promising Practices are considered incubators toward future proven redesigns.

Visit Promising Practices in Course Redesign for more information.

Proven Course Redesign

Proven Course Redesign is focused on CSU “Lead” faculty sharing their designs of their course where they have accrued evidence of the strategies’ success for improving student learning. “Adopting” faculty across the CSU then choose to adopt and adapt that proven strategy in their own courses. All the faculty then work within a professional learning community to discuss and evaluate course redesign successes and lessons learned. These proven courses that have documented improved student retention, engagement, and success have included such strategies as flipped classrooms, online homework, virtual labs, blended course designs, supplemental instruction, and other technology-enhanced delivery methods.

Visit Proven Course Redesign for more information.

Sustaining Success

This program provides opportunities for faculty to continue/expand work on a prior grant for Proven Course Redesign, Promising Practices, or Virtual Labs Project. Faculty are provided with resources and opportunities to engage in professional development activities, scholarship of teaching and learning, data analytics/data analysis, and “discipline based cohort” activities relevant to their project. Previous CRT projects must have been completed and results shown in an ePortfolio. The Sustaining Success proposal must have specific goals to advance that project to another level.

Visit Sustaining Success in Course Redesign for more information.