Course Development Programs

The CFDE offers programs to support faculty in the development of student-centered courses.

Support Student Growth One Point at a Time: Course Design for Flexibility and Choice!

Providing students with choice in how they accumulate and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and points throughout the semester can help increase motivation, interest, and connection to the material. It is a student-centered practice that is supported by principles from Universal Design, inclusive pedagogy, and motivation research. It provides structured flexibility giving students time to interact with the material at the pace they need.

Faculty Panel:

Come hear how other fauclty have implemetned this approach to course design!


Wednesday, March 20th 2:30 - 4:00


  • Woodruff Library Classroom 217 (Center for AI Learning)
  • Zoom


Wes Longhoffer, Goizueta Foundation Term Associate Professor of Organization & Management; Executive Academic Director, Business & Society Institute, Goizueta Business School

LisaMarie Wands, Associate Professor, clinical track, School of Nursing
Erica Davis, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

Yun Kim, Director of Undergraduate Research, Program in Linguistics Associate Teaching Professor, Program in Linguistics, Emory College


Workshop: Come work on your own course!

This workshop will provide guidance and work time to update or design a course you are teaching next year, including getting started with a Canvas site. It will consist of two 3-hour working sessions. You will be working on your ideas throughout the sessions, but the last 30-45 minutes will be dedicated to working directly on your course. By the end of the workshop, you should have a lot of your course ready to launch!


Wednesday, May 15th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Friday, May 17th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Center for Faculty Development & Excellence (CFDE), Woodruff Library 216

What to Bring:

  • Syllabus (if you have one), or course overview and objectives
  • A computer
  • An open mind ready to rethink the assessment structure of your course
  • A smile and an appetite!


Liesl Wuest, Associate Director of Learning Design & Technology
Alicia Lane, Graduate Assistant, Learning Design & Technology


Learning Design Lab

Is your department or program working on any curriculum or course development projects? We are here to help!

The Learning Design Lab provides support to departments/programs as they redesign high-enrollment courses or curriculums that focus on student-centered needs like transparency, engagement, equitable assessment, and accessibility. We will also partner with faculty who are offering interdisciplinary courses with multiple instructors.

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