Course Design Program

Winter 2021 Course Design Program

Though the Department of Education has temporarily waived or relaxed some of its standards regarding the delivery of online education, it is expected that these standards will come back into effect after the pandemic passes. In order to prepare for this, CDLI will resume offering its Course Design program this winter.

Program Details

  • Runs from January 12 to March 18, 2021.
  • Weekly one-hour Zoom meetings for 10 weeks.
  • 36 participant openings for three sections:
    • Tuesdays: 2:00 – 3:00
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 – 10:30
    • Thursdays: 11:00 – 12:00

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.


A $3,000 stipend is available for faculty members who successfully complete the program and develop a course which passes CDLI’s course review by June 30, 2021.

Application Process

  1. Consult with your college and department to ensure the course to be developed aligns with college and department goals.
  2. Complete the Winter 2021 Course Design Application Form.


  • The deadline for completed applications was end of business on December 16, 2020The deadline has now passed and we are no longer accepting applications.