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NCAT Redesign Scholars Program

How to Apply

Redesign Scholars include both faculty members and administrative staff who are experienced and knowledgeable about how to implement large-scale course redesigns that improve student learning while reducing instructional costs. Please see for a description of the responsibilities of a Redesign Scholar.

It is important to remember what NCAT means by course redesign. Course redesign is the process of redesigning whole courses (rather than individual classes or sections) to achieve better learning outcomes at a lower cost by taking advantage of the capabilities of information technology. Course redesign is not just about putting courses online. It is about rethinking the way we deliver instruction, especially large-enrollment core courses, in light of the possibilities that new technology offers.

Required experience and skills: 

  • Experience as a faculty member or academic administrator at a two- or four-year college
  • Successful implementation of a course redesign
  • Experience and/or familiarity with NCAT’s course redesign programs
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to mentor novice institutions
  • Ability to work in a virtual environment
  • Ability to travel

To apply, please send a letter of interest that includes the following elements:

  • Describe your experience in large-scale course redesign from your first encounter with course redesign to the present.
  • Provide data showing how your course redesign improved student learning while reducing instructional costs.
  • Assess your readiness to offer your expertise and support to institutions new to course redesign.
  • Include a one-paragraph biography that will be posted on the NCAT web site should you be selected as an addendum to your letter.

Letters should be a maximum length of two single-spaced pages and sent in electronic format to Pat Bartscherer at

NOTE: More than one person from a single institution may become a Redesign Scholar.