Superior Learning Experience 2.0

THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2021, 9 - 11 AM

Superior Learning Experience (SLE) 2.0

June 14 - July 15, 2021

5 weeks on Mondays & Thursdays, 9-11am:

  • 6/14, 6/17, 6/21, 6/24, 6/28, 7/12, 7/15 - with no meetings between 6/29 and 7/11

The CLIC@JDHL invites instructors teaching in Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 to participate in the Superior Learning Experience 2.0: Summer 2021! This will be a 5-week, cohort-based instructional development experience that has been revised and is distinct from the Summer 2020 experience. This version of the SLE prioritizes four areas of growth (see below) and offers 3 options of cohorts for instructors:

Cohort 1: Course Design for Community-Engaged Learning Courses
This cohort will be co-facilitated by Del Wright of the Canvas Team and Katelyn Baumann and Emily Groves from the LINK Center. It is best for instructors of courses that are seeking official course designation to incorporate community-engaged learning for the first time OR for those courses involving Academic Service-Learning or Internship courses that already exist but have yet to be designed for online or hybrid delivery.

Cohort 2: Course Design for Open Educational Resources (OER). This section will be co-facilitated by Emily Moran, Instructional Design Librarian and Chad Vollrath, Associate Professor in Communicating Arts. This section is best for instructors who are interested in exploring, adapting, and even creating their own OERs for their course. The course does not need to have a goal of being 100% cost-free, but instructors can expect to learn how to replace or supplant course texts and materials in a substantial way.

Cohort 3: Course Design for previously on-campus courses of any discipline. This section will be co-facilitated by Sydny VanderVeen-Borrayo, Senior Lecturer in Health & Human Performance and Jamie White-Farnham, CLIC@JDHL Director. It does not have a special interest focus, and it is appropriate for any course in need of design for online or hybrid delivery “from the ground up.”

Dates & Details

  • Cohorts will be capped at 6 participants
  • 14 Hours of Zoom meetings are planned over the 5 weeks on Mondays & Thursdays, 9-11am:
    • 6/14, 6/17, 6/21, 6/24, 6/28, 7/12, 7/15 - with no meetings between 6/29 and 7/11
  • Zoom links and sessions detaisl will be shared as cohorts are formed
  • Plenty of independent work time with consultation with facilitators as desired
  • Peer review of course design
  • Courses will be designed around the UW-Superior Course Design and Engagement Standards (revised from Summer 2020 with instructor feedback)
  • Participant stipends of $1500


  • This program is for credit-bearing courses to be taught at UW-Superior in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022
  • This program excludes courses that have already been developed through the SLE or have otherwise been reviewed by UW-Superior Canvas Team

Four Areas For Growth in Teaching & Learning

Reflection & Connection with peers. The experience will begin with time to reflect on your course designs, student engagement wins and challenges, and technological facility & knowledge gaps in the past year. You will set your own goals and vision for the next course you re/design in Canvas for online or hybrid delivery.

Formative Assessment for Student Engagement, including in-person and digital low-stakes assessment techniques and the use of Canvas tools to facilitate both quantitative and qualitative assessment of student learning in small doses along the way.

Mastery-level Canvas Facility & Knowledge for robust & engaging student experiences with a focus on tools such as SpeedGrader, rubrics, assignment grouping, mobile optimization, and others. Formal training on these tools will be combined with time and space to share and trade ideas and techniques among peers.

Special Interests: For the Community-Engaged Learning and Open Educational Resources cohorts, additional information, resources, and help with implementation on the specific needs of your course will be woven in.

How to Enroll

  • Please write an email containing a brief explanation of your hope for participating in the SLE including: course title and number; which cohort you would like to join; and what key challenges or solutions you hope to incorporate into your course design.
  • As an attachment, please include…


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Event information is current as of July 26, 2021 11:45 AM.