Course Design Institute

Helping instructors become the teachers they dream of being

Applications are closed for our Summer 2024 session.


The CTE’s award-winning, nationally recognized Course Design Institute will help you reimagine the courses you teach and the ways you teach them. It will help you create powerful learning environments capable of fostering intellectual curiosity, a sense of wonder, and deep, meaningful learning for all of your students.

The five-day Institute begins with the question, “What do you want your students to know 3-5 years after the course is over?” Experienced presenters and learning team facilitators then guide you through the iterative, dynamic, and scholarly process of learning-focused course design. In the end, you will design a course you love to teach, and one students love to take.

More about the program's goals, outcomes, and values.

More about applying to CDI.

More about next steps once accepted into CDI.

More about a typical schedule for the week and options for parking and lodging.

More about our highly experienced facilitators.

Sample Syllabi

List of syllabi created during previous iterations of CDI.

List of the program's most commonly asked questions.