CRI: Course redesign Institute

The Course Redesign Institute is a week-long interactive event for  faculty to revise their courses and address the needs of disproportionately impacted students.



CRI Goals 

Faculty members who participate in the CRI learn enhanced tools and practices to:

  • Identify and apply innovative teaching practices through a culturally competent lens.
  • Identify and apply instructional design principles.
  • Identify appropriate uses for technology for their course.
  • Explain and demonstrate ways to engage students.
  • Collaborate with faculty to foster a community of practice in excellence in teaching and learning.
  • Explore Open Education Resource (OER) materials.

CRI Outcomes for the classroom

  • Improved student learning
  • Increased course completion rates
  • Improved retention
  • Increased student and faculty satisfaction with restructured modes of instruction
  • Decreased equity gaps in student outcomes

Participation Requirements

  • Actively participate in the Online Primer on May 28 - June 11
    The Online Primer will be self-paced and consist of an overview of the content, readings, and reflections. (Approximately 2-3 hours each week).
  • Attend the entire summer institute at the LOFT (Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm).
    The face-to-face portion of the CRI will consist of sessions, collaborations, and peer review activities.
    The face-to-face session is June 18 - 22, 2018; 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • Complete the institute’s assignments and final project.
  • Submit a revised syllabus that reflects effective learned practices, by August 10, 2018.
  • Submit a final project. August 10, 2018
  • Teach the redesigned course within one year of the institute.


Faculty who participate in the CRI and complete the requirements by August 10, 2018 will receive payment of one (1) Extended Service Unit (ESU) as defined by the collective bargaining agreement.

Application Process

Contract and adjunct faculty interested in redesigning their courses are encouraged to apply. Through a competitive application process, fifteen faculty members will be selected to participate.  

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Faculty who are particularly  interested in improving the success rates of disproportionately impacted students are highly encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: May 7, 2018 11:59 PM

Applicants accepted notified: May 14, 2018


Summer 2018 CRI Agenda


For more information, email Janue Johnson, Professional Learning Coordinator or call the LOFT at (619) 388-5000.