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This Summer, Redesign Your Courses to Meet the Signature Elements of the Magis Core!

Location: Zoom

The Magis Core Leaders, the Center for Academic Excellence, and the Core Writing Program have worked together to offer three opportunities for faculty professional development, one for each of the Magis Core Signature Elements.  Please see below for opportunities to develop your courses in these areas.

Course Design Institutes for the Social Justice and Interdisciplinary Learning Signature Elements of the Magis Core

In conjunction with the Magis Core Leadership, the Center for Academic Excellence will offer two 2-day online course design institutes (CDIs) to assist full-time faculty in the development of courses meeting the Social Justice or Interdisciplinary Signature Elements of the Magis Core. Each two-day CDI will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and be delivered in an online format that includes both asynchronous and synchronous activities. The CDI includes a third, middle day that should be reserved by participants for CDI-related independent work on their course. Each participant will receive $500 when they complete the CDI and an additional $500 when their Core course is submitted for consideration to the Social Justice or Interdisciplinary Element subcommittees of the Magis Core. 

Social Justice CDI: Monday, May 24 & Wednesday, May 26 (independent work on Tuesday, May 25)
Apply for SJ CDI here:
Application Deadline: Monday, May 10.
Interdisciplinary Learning CDI: Monday, June 7 & Wednesday, June 9 (independent work on Tuesday, June 8)
Apply for ID CDI here:
Application Deadline: Monday, May 24.

WAC/WID Week to develop courses for the WAC Signature Element of the Magis Core 
The Core Writing Program will be repeating their highly successful WAC/WID Workshop Week for colleagues interested in adapting their courses to the WAC/WID Signature Element of the Magis Core.  Participants will meet daily as a group for four days via Zoom (typically from around 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) and will spend each afternoon developing their WAC/WID course and meeting one-on-one with an assigned WAC/WID Consultant. Each participant will receive $500 for attending all sessions of the WAC/WID Workshop, an additional $500 for submitting one WAC/WID application by Friday, June 11, and an additional $500 for submitting a second WAC/WID application by September 1. Applications are submitted to the WAC/WID Signature Element subcommittee of the Magis Core. 

WAC/WID Workshop Week:  Tuesday, June 1 - Friday, June 4

Apply for WAC/WID Workshop Week here:
Application Deadline: Monday, May 17; participation will be capped at 15

Carol Ann Davis
Jay Rozgonyi
Emily Smith
Directors, The Center for Academic Excellence

For more information, contact Jay Rozgonyi / 2416 /