The Academy e-Learning is an institutional course redesign program sponsored by the Provost and the Council of Academic Deans (CAD), who select the courses for the upcoming redesign cohort during the application process. The Technology and Learning Program facilitates the three week summer institute which launches each cohort of the Academy with a range of workshops and topics. You can read about the summer workshop and view sample curriculum.
The Academy e-Learning seeks to facilitate the redesign of large and/or multi-section, lower-division courses to accomplish three main goals:
- Increase student learning and engagement
- Give faculty tools to be more efficient and effective
- Improve consistency across sections and courses by developing shared models
The basic team comprises the faculty who teach the course, this should be the initial group applying to the Academy. The extended redesign team during the Academy process includes various stakeholders:
- Faculty, including others who may use redesigned curriculum
- Department chair(s)
- Instructional Technology Consultants (ITCs)
- Librarians and Library Staff
- Assessment Coordinators
- Staff who perform classroom support scheduling
Institutional Community Team
Each team member is also a member of the greater community of course transformers at CSU, Chico. The community of Academy e-Learning will be called on to help mentor other faculty members and speak to groups about the redesign process. They may be asked for interviews or to demonstrate the course redesign models they are creating to share with others. The faculty learning community grows over time as new cohorts are joining each year.
NCAT Course Redesign Models
The Academy e-Learning introduces and recommends faculty proceed with a course design based on one of the six Course Redesign Models promoted by the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT).
Watch the below video to learn more about the Academy directly from the participants: