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Rethink the box.

At Lee University, we know course design isn’t about making courses “cool”–it’s about ensuring that courses make the maximum impact on students’ lives. We want to bring out the excellent in each course, so professors and students alike are equipped to change the world.

Whether planning a new course or rebuilding an old one, these resources will get you started in the right place.

Make great classes even better.

No matter where you’re at in your course design, we have resources to help you.

Course Building

Workload Calculator

Lee University’s Center for Teaching Excellence is grateful to the CTE at Rice University for developing and sharing valuable resources such as the following workload calculator. You can read more about the research and estimation details on their website.

Sample Syllabi

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Course Improvements

Sample Rubrics

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Error Climate Inventory

The Error Climate Inventory was developed by Dr. Josh Eyler, Director of Rice University’s Center for Teaching Excellence. He states the purpose of the Error Climate Inventory as:

No important discovery was ever made without some degree of failure along the way, yet we tend to stigmatize error in our educational systems.  However, there is exciting new research on the science of learning that explores the ways in which teachers can help their students learn from errors, mistakes, and failures.  Some cognitive psychologists have even suggested that instructors should build opportunities for failure into their courses as a way to enhance the ability of their students to make discoveries, build knowledge, and gain conceptual understanding.1  Before we can implement these kinds of teaching strategies, though, we need to take the important first step of thinking about error climate.  In courses with an error-positive climate, instructors believe that errors and mistakes provide important opportunities for growth and learning, and they design courses and assignments that reflect this belief.
The following inventory was created to help college instructors assess the error climate in their courses.

We at the Lee University’s Center for Teaching Excellence agree that learning from mistakes can be one of the most valuable lessons we teach students in our classes. We are grateful to Dr. Eyler and Rice University for allowing us to share a link to the following survey which helps assess the error climate of your classroom.

Additional Resources

Teaching Library

Visit our online library directory to find just the book you need. From assessment techniques, to integrating technology, to the needs of students in the 19th century, we've got you covered.

Media

The CTE houses Lee University's largest video teaching library. From tips to presentations, there's sure to be something inspiring just waiting for you to find it in the next section.

Consultations

No matter what stage you're at in your course journey, we're here to help. Contact us today!

Instructional Technology

At the CTE, we believe in applying technology with a purpose. Visit our instructional technology page to find the tools that help enhance your teaching,

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