Extreme Makeover: Course Edition: Inspiring Faculty to Innovate and Collaborate in Instructional Design

Monday, February 03 | 3:15PM–5:30PM | Court Assembly Foyer
Session Type: Professional Development

This session will chronicle a design process that positively transformed the teaching with technology faculty development model at a large public California university. In alignment with several high-profile initiatives related to student access and academic success, teams of faculty were given the creative challenge of reinventing a course lesson using a variety of academic technologies. Faculty embraced the task with creativity and humor as they created course content, student engagement activities, and comprehensive assessments. After experiencing the Extreme Makeover: Course Edition challenge, faculty indicated they felt revitalized, with a renewed sense of professionalism and a commitment to transforming their teaching.


OUTCOMES: Learn how to develop intrinsically motivating faculty development models * Learn how to incorporate instructional strategies based on universal design principles * Develop creative strategies to overcome resource and morale challenges * Explore lessons learned and potential "gotchas" * Align institutional priorities and initiatives with faculty development goals and designs


  • Maggie Beers

    Associate Chief Information Officer for Education, University of California, San Francisco
  • Noelia Franzen

    Senior Accessibility Coordinator, Sonoma State University
  • Angie Portacio

    Senior Instructional Designer, University of San Francisco

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