Course Design Kit Overview

Course Component

Chickering Principle

QM Essential Standard

Outcomes and
Methods

6. Communicates high expectations.

1.2: A statement introduces the student to the course and to the structure of the student learning
II.I: The learning objectives of the course describe outcomes that are measurable
II.2:The module/unit learning objectives describe outcomes that are measurable and consistent with the course-level objectives
III.2: The course grading policy is stated clearly

Learning Activities

Student to Content

 


Student to Faculty


Student to Student

3. Uses active learning techniques.
5. Emphasizes time on task.
7. Respects diverse talents and ways of learning.

1. Encourages contacts between students and faculty.

2. Develops reciprocity and cooperation among students.
5. Emphasizes time on task.

V.1: The learning activities promote the achievement of stated learning objectives
V.2: Learning activities foster instructor-student, content-student, and if appropriate to this course, student-student interaction.
V.3: Clear standards are set for instructor response and availability
VI.I: The tools and media support the learning objectives of the course and are appropriately chosen to deliver the content of the course. 

Feedback & Assessment

4. Gives prompt feedback.
5. Emphasizes time on task.

III.1The types of assessments selected measure the stated learning objectives and are consistent with course activities and resources.
III.3: Specific and descriptive criteria are provided for the evaluation of students’ work and participation

Materials and Presentation

IV.I: The instructional materials support the stated learning objectives.  
IV.2: Instructional materials have sufficient breadth, depth, and currency for the student to learn the subject.
V.2: Learning activities foster instructor-student, content-student, and if appropriate to this course, student-student interaction.
VI.I: The tools and media support the learning objectives of the course and are appropriately chosen to deliver the content of the course. 

Student Support Resources

VI.3: Technologies required for this course are either provided or easily downloadable.
VII.1: The course instructions articulate or link to a clear description of the technical support offered and …
VII.2: … an explanation of how the institution’s academic support system can assist the student in effectively using the resources provided.
VIII.1The course acknowledges the importance of ADA requirements.

Orientation

1.  Encourages contacts between students and faculty.

1.1: Navigational instructions
V.3: Clear standards are set for instructor response and availability