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Designing an Intensive Course Series, Part 2: Workshop

The deadline to register for this event ended on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:59pm.


Thursday, April 18, 2013
11:00am - 3:00pm


SLA - Louise Slaughter Hall (78),
CIMS 2230

Event Contact

Michael Starenko


Anne Wahl
F Naveda
Jeff Noblett

Presenters: Jeff Noblett, J. F. Naveda, Anne Wahl

This four-hour workshop led by Dr. Jeff Noblett, Colorado College's Associate Dean of the Faculty, is the second of a three-part series on designing an intensive course. This workshop will follow the Intensive Course Design Plenary and Q & A session. It is recommended that participants of this workshop also attend the Plenary and Q & A session with Dr. Noblett.

This workshop is intended for those full-time faculty who both are serious about teaching a three-week TigerTermSM course in January 2014 and are interested in techniques for designing effective intensive courses.  In this interactive learning opportunity, you will work in small groups to design an innovative intensive course, with Dr. Noblett serving as a consultant. Each group will focus on essential course goals and outcomes, successful intensive course activities and assignments, and effective assessment strategies.

After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key characteristics of effective intensive courses
  • Combine in-class pedagogy with out-of-class work to increase student learning
  • Assess student learning in an intensive course environment
  • Develop learning activities that enable students to be inventive, imaginative, and interactive

Structure: The primary goal of this activity is to produce an intensive course plan.  To accomplish that, participants will work in 4-5 member teams with Dr. Noblett and will discuss strategies to build an effective intensive course. By the end of the workshop each team will share a course plan with the audience. Emphasis will be on discussing and describing daily strategies that increase student learning that can be used across a variety of disciplines.

Prerequisites: Participants must be full-time faculty (lecturer, visiting, tenure-track, tenured) who are committed to teaching an on-campus January 2014 TigerTermSM course; you are encouraged to bring to the workshop an intensive course idea, a major course goal, and associated student learning outcome(s).

Time commitment:  This workshop will start at 11:00am and conclude by 3:00pm with a break for lunch (included). It is recommended that participants in this workshop also attend the preceding Plenary and Q & A session with Dr. Noblett.

Workshop materials:  All materials will be provided at the workshop. In addition, participants will receive a copy of the book Teaching Intensive and Accelerated CoursesInstruction that Motivates Learning, by Raymond J. Wlodkowski and Margery B. Ginsberg.

Registration: This workshop is restricted to full-time faculty who intend to teach a January 2014 TigerTermSM course. Because seating is limited to 25 participants, the required registration on this site is on a first come, first served basis. Once registration reaches capacity, would-be participants will be placed on a waiting list.

The deadline to register for this event is Monday, April 15, 2013 at 11:59pm.

Please direct all questions to Carole Miller (

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Lunch will be provided.