National Priority One: Empowering Instructional Designers to Improve Student Success

Tuesday, February 19 | 2:15PM–3:00PM PT | Pacific Promenade - Poster07
Session Type: Poster Session
Delivery Format: Poster Session
The 2017 American Academy of Arts and Sciences report The Future of Undergraduate Education: The Future of America makes a compelling call to "strengthen the undergraduate educational experience." This is priority one for our nation's—indeed our global society's—future success and well-being, according to report's authors. Despite some fluidity around the definition of instructional designers' roles, instructional designers are broadly recognized as being situated to directly impact student success. Join us to examine strategies that empower IDs and raise our profile. Along with our faculty partners, we can promote effective design and teaching excellence to answer the call.

Outcomes: Examine and think critically about the national call to improve student learning and success * Discuss strategies to form effective partnerships between faculty and IDs to answer this call * Identify action steps to strengthen the impact of both faculty and instructional designers on student learning and success


  • Flower Darby

    Associate Director, Teaching for Learning Center, University of Missouri