Maryland Course Redesign Initiative

The course redesign effort is a major academic Effectiveness and Efficiency initiative being planned and implemented by the USM institutions under the leadership from the USM Office of the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. This effort will be undertaken in collaboration with the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), which has proven successful models for course redesign. This initiative is consistent with the recommendation of the Spellings Commission on The Future of Higher Education:

"We urge states and institutions to establish course redesign programs using technology- based, learner-centered principles drawing upon the innovative work already being done by organizations such as the National Center for Academic Transformation."

The USM will be the first System-wide initiative adhering to this recommendation. Each USM institution will be redesigning at least one pilot course during a 3 year period starting in 2006. It is expected that by the end of this period there will be internal capacity to redesign other courses as appropriate.



Workshop: MCRI Final Workshop (May 29, 2009)

Workshop: MCRI FSU NCAT Redesign Team and Worth Publishers (September 19, 2008)

Workshop: MCRI FSU NCAT Redesign Team and Hawkes Learning Systems (September 12, 2008)

Workshop: MCRI Mid-initiative (May 30, 2008)

Workshop: Undergraduate Student Cognitive Development and Learning Styles and Student Learning Outcomes Assessments (February 18, 2008)

Call for Participation
An invitation to participate in the Maryland Course Redesign Initiative.

Participation Guidelines
How to apply to participate in the Maryland Course Redesign Initiative.

Workshop I: An Orientation to course Redesign (October 17, 2006)

Workshop I Slides
Slides summarizing the workshop presentations and discussions.

Homework for Workshop II
Team tasks to be completed by January 15, 2007.

Workshop II: Developing the Course Redesign Proposal (January 22, 2007)
A planning workshop for course redesign teams.

NCAT Corporate Associates Contact Information
A list of higher education publishers available to work with course teams. for more information about course redesign, institutional case studies, readiness criteria, etc.
For further information about this initiative, please contact:
Donald Spicer
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer


Nancy Shapiro
Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Special Assistant to the Chancellor