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The Redesign Alliance

March 29, 2010
4:30– 6:00 pm


General Description

All conferences have limited space and time and it is not possible to include all good ideas and new practices in sessions. This poster session provides additional opportunities for faculty to show successful strategies in course redesign that have worked particularly well in their course or in their institution that they would like to share with others.

Posters should highlight the innovative ways institutions are approaching course redesign. Posters should feature new projects or programs and will allow one-on-one discussion between attendees and presenters, creating an informal opportunity to share ideas.

Set-ups will include an easel, a small table and space of about 3 feet. Posters should be attached to poster or foam boards that are 22" x 28". (NCAT will provide 22" x 28" foam boards and binder clips to attach posters for display at the session.) If you bring a laptop to accompany your poster session, note that Internet service will NOT be provided and you must plan to use your laptop's battery for power as electrical outlets will NOT be available for your use.

Possible Topics

All posters should focus on aspects of improving learning and/or controlling instructional costs as part of course redesign. Topics should be linked to one of the Redesign Alliance’s eight areas of work: Pedagogy, Resources, Assessment, Underserved Students, Technologies, Learning Materials, Learning Space Design and Change.

As examples, posters may

  • Illustrate a new practice
  • Show the impact of a particular redesign strategy on a specific group of students
  • Discuss an approach for organizing some aspect of course redesign successfully, such as small groups within a large course or effective approaches to quizzing
  • Provide information regarding the solution to an implementation problem that was particularly challenging
  • Show new space configurations that have been particularly effective
  • Explain successful strategies for applying the principles of course redesign in areas not previously represented
  • Acquaint other participants with resources that have been especially useful for underserved students in areas difficult for them to grasp
  • Discuss approaches for overcoming objections by other colleagues or students that worked well
  • Demonstrate how a redesign might be integrated in a total program or course sequence for even greater student achievement

Who May Apply

Anyone planning to attend the conference may apply to be part of the poster session. Accepted applicants must register for the conference and plan to attend the entire Poster Session in person. Applications should follow the format provided on the Application Form.

Deadline: January 30, 2010

All applications should be submitted to Carolyn Jarmon at and received by January 30, 2010. Notifications will occur by February 15, 2010.

Questions: Contact Carolyn Jarmon, Senior Associate