The Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign:
The Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign employs a workshop strategy to assist institutions in preparing proposals and to enable participants to share their experiences and to exchange ideas.
Workshop 1: Orientation to Redesign
Forty institutions from among those who submit an institutional readiness statement by November 15 as part of the grant application process will be invited to move to the next stage of the application process by sending a team to Workshop 1. The workshop will give participants an overview of the redesign process with emphasis on pedagogical design, planning for cost savings, and assessing the results of both. Three persons from each institution will be invited to participate: the chief academic officer (or designee), the chief technology officer (or designee), and an academic at the program level (faculty member or dean) of the institution’s choosing.
Workshop 2: Developing the Proposal
Twenty institutions from among those who participate in the January workshop and who submit a course readiness statement by February 15 as part of the grant application process, will be invited to attend a workshop to move to the next stage of the application process. Those invited to participate will be the core team who will implement the project if funded. The focus of this workshop will be twofold: 1) institutional development plans and budgets for the redesign project, and 2) completion of the course redesign planning tool. The workshop will give participants an opportunity to share ideas and experiences, to obtain feedback from program staff and to assess the quality of their proposals in relation to others.
Workshop 3: Mid-course Sharing
A workshop for grant recipients will be held midway in each round of the grant period to share experiences and to exchange ideas.
Workshop 4: Assessing the Results
A workshop for grant recipients will be held just prior to the full implementation of the redesigned course to assess the results of pilot implementations and to exchange ideas. Part of this workshop will be devoted to discussions about dissemination within individual institutions, within relevant disciplines and with the broader higher education community.