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KU Course Redesign: Strategic Plan

The 12-member Provost's Task Force on Course Redesign met throughout the 2013 - 2014 academic year to address a set of seven responsibilities presented to them during their first meeting:

  • Setting goals, targets, and expected outcomes for course redesign.
  • Developing the general principles that KU should follow in identifying courses and departments for course redesign.
  • Promoting measurement of student learning in redesigned courses.
  • Considering how best to collaborate within KU to develop shared learning materials, pedagogical practices, and common platforms.
  • Considering how best to collaborate with other institutions to develop shared learning materials and common platforms, relying at least in part upon the collaborations already formed between KU and other institutions through the Bay View Alliance, the Flagship Partners Network, and the APLU initiative in course redesign.
  • Making recommendations of resources necessary to support faculty and departments in sustainable redesign projects.
  • Making recommendations about the relation between course redesign and classroom space, assignment, and use.

The task force submitted their final report following the spring 2014 semester. The report contains recommendations presented to the Office of the Provost for review. Implementing individual recommendations will occur after further input from the KU community during the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

The task force was chaired by Ruth Ann Atchley, professor and chair of the department of psychology. The members were:

  • Dan Bernstein, director, Center for Teaching Excellence and professor of psychology (retired)
  • JoAnn Browning, associate dean of engineering and professor of civil, environmental, and architectural engineering
  • John Stratton, KU Libraries
  • Bob Goldstein, associate dean for natural sciences and mathematics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Professor of Geology
  • Andrea Greenhoot, director, Center for Teaching Excellence and associate professor of psychology
  • Chris Haufler, professor and chair, department of ecology and evolutionary biology and special assistant to the dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Anna Hiatt, Post-doctoral Fellow, department of ecology and evolutionary biology
  • Julie Loats, director, Center for Online and Distance Learning
  • Michael Murray, professorof physics
  • Dan Spencer, associate professor of business
  • Doug Ward, associate professor of journalism 
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