WORKSHOP II HOMEWORK
In preparation for the workshop, we would like your team to complete three tasks that will give you a taste of the redesign process and make the workshop a more productive and meaningful experience.
Partial Draft of the Cost Planning Tool and the Scope of Effort Form
Completing the Cost Planning Tool and the Scope of Effort form has proven to be an important part of the course redesign process because doing so facilitates a team analysis of all of the instructional tasks in both the traditional and redesigned formats of the course as well as their associated costs.
For the workshop, we would like you to complete a draft of sheet 1 (the summary of personnel costs) and the top half of page 4 (the annual cost of the traditional course) of the Cost Planning Tool as well as a draft of sheet 1 of the Scope of Effort form for the course(s) you intend to redesign. This exercise will familiarize you with the various components of the course, help you consider those that can be changed and those that cannot be, and help you analyze the sources of course costs.
Downloadable versions of the Cost Planning Tool and the Scope of Effort form, instructions for completing them, and completed examples can be found in the appendixes of How to Redesign a College Course Using NCAT’s Methodology.
If you experience difficulty downloading the tool, contact Pat Bartscherer at patb@theNCAT.org.
We would like each of your team members to be prepared to present a five-minute summary of your team’s choice of redesign model and the ways you intend to implement the essential elements of course redesign within that model.
During the workshop, we intend to divide the participants into groups of eight each, breaking up redesign teams, so that you can share your ideas about models and principles and receive feedback on your ideas.
References: Chapters I and III of How to Redesign a College Course Using NCAT’s Methodology. We encourage you to consider all six redesign models as you think about your own plans rather than assume that you should follow the model used by the core institutions in your particular discipline—with the exception of mathematics. (See http://www.theNCAT.org/RedMathematics.htm if you are planning a mathematics redesign).
A. Plan of Work