Monday, May 23, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 9:00am to 4:00pm
University of Iowa Main Library , 1022
125 West Washington Street, Iowa City, IA 52242

The Course Design Institute is a multi-day, in-person workshop for instructors who wish to design, redesign, or revise a course. The strategies explored in this institute can also be beneficial for instructors who are developing general education course proposals.

Instructors accepted into the institute will: 

  • Apply evidence-based frameworks and strategies to design an integrated and equitable course.  
  • Develop and align course components, including learning goals and objectives, equitable assessments, and authentic learning activities.  
  • Demonstrate the course structure and teaching approach through the syllabus, proposal, or other artifacts.


All participants are expected to attend the entire institute: 

  • Monday, May 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Tuesday, May 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This in-person event will be held in the UI Main Library. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

How to Apply 

  • Any faculty member (clinical-track, tenure-track, lecturer, visiting, or adjunct) at the University of Iowa is eligible to apply. Faculty who are team-teaching may apply, but each instructor must fill out a separate application, noting with whom they will be teaching.
  • Applicants must have approval of their DEOs.
  • Review of applications began April 12. 
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology in advance at 319-335-6048 or