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
"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.
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.
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.
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:
Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer
Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs & Special Assistant to the Chancellor