Course Design Program

Course reviews and the requirement that online classes be certified by CDLI has been suspended during COVID. The Department of Education has temporarily waived or relaxed some of its standards regarding the delivery of online education. However, it's expected that these standards will come back into effect after the pandemic passes. Therefore, we are reinstating these standards beginning in summer quarter 2023. All online courses (synchronous or asynchronous) must pass CDLI review in order to be offered beginning in summer quarter 2023.

Winter 2023 Course Design Program Tentative Details

  • 9 one-hour sessions on Zoom.
  • 18 participant openings for two sections meeting on
    • Tuesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm or
    • Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am.
  • See full schedule below:

Winter 2023 Course Design Tentative Schedule:

Section 1

Meets Tuesday 2:00 - 3:00 pm on the following dates:

  • Week 1: Tuesday, Jan 10. 
  • Week 2: Tuesday, Jan 17.
  • Week 3: Tuesday, Jan 24.
  • Week 4: Tuesday, Jan 31.
  • Week 5: Tuesday, Feb 7.
  • Week 6: Tuesday, Feb 14.
  • Week 7: Tuesday, Feb 21.
  • Week 8: Tuesday, Feb 28.
  • Week 9: Tuesday, Mar 7.

Section 2

Meets Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30am on the following dates:

  • Week 1: Wednesday, Jan 11.
  • Week 2: Wednesday, Jan 18.
  • Week 3: Wednesday, Jan 25.
  • Week 4: Wednesday, Feb 1.
  • Week 5: Wednesday, Feb 8.
  • Week 6: Wednesday, Feb 15.
  • Week 7: Wednesday, Feb 22.
  • Week 8: Wednesday, Mar 1.
  • Week 9: Wednesday, Mar 8.

General Course Design Information

The Course Design program is a series of workshops in which faculty design and build online and hybrid courses that both reflect Seattle University's Jesuit approach to education and meet federal and regional accrediting standards. Beginning with the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, participants use various design methodologies to uncover deep course objectives, address the unique needs of their students, and deploy the digital learning technologies that help support a community of learners.

Faculty typically take an additional quarter to complete their courses before submitting them for review, so participants should plan to spend at least two quarters (or six months) on the course development process.

Application Process

  1. Consult with your college and department to ensure the course to be developed aligns with college and department goals.
  2. If course is nominated by your dean’s office for development, CDLI will reach out for additional information and scheduling info.