The Course Ajar: Principles and Practices for Multi-Section Program Design. Ed Nagelhout Department of English. UNLV Faculty Research Institute ● 5 March 2010. When is a class not a class?. When is a course not a course?. When it’s a program. Program Design. Program Design.
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The Course Ajar: Principles and Practices for Multi-Section Program Design
Ed NagelhoutDepartment of English
UNLV Faculty Research Institute ● 5 March 2010
When is a class not a class?
When is a course not a course?
When it’s a program
All students should have basically the same experience in every section
no matter the teacher or platform
Form (rules and structure)
for freedom to exist.
English 407A: Business Writing
All sections of English 407A use WebCampus as the primary delivery of course content.
To Meet Programmatic Goals, the Business Writing Program employs:
One question about program design:
What features of your current course design lend themselves to programmatic thinking?
never having to say,
Assessmentmeans . . .
Outcomes should focus on . . .
Assignments must be flexible
for students AND teachers.
English 407A Outcomes
One question about assessment:
What do you want to know?
must be clearly articulated
time in class
time responding to student work
time in office hours
class prep time
professional development time
Teacher Support Structures
Case Project Staff Meeting (sample)
1) Start with criteria
2) Define criteria
3) Strategies for discussing criteria in class
4) Respond to samples w/ criteria
5) Evaluate samples w/criteria
For more information and to view samples, please visit: