Course Design Program

Course Design Program

Though the Department of Education has temporarily waived or relaxed some of its standards regarding the delivery of online education, it is expected that these standards will come back into effect after the pandemic passes. In order to prepare for this, Deans and Colleges have been asked to identify a total of 24 courses to be developed in Course Design for Winter 2022. We also anticipate offering Course Design in Spring 2022. 

Winter 2022 Course Design Program Details

  • 9 one-hour Zoom meetings over 8 weeks during Winter Quarter 2022. 
  • 24 participant openings for two sections meeting on
    • Tuesedays from 2:00-3:00 pm or
    • Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am.
  • One additional day to attend on either Thursday January 27 from 2:00 - 3:00 or Friday, January 28th from 9:30-10:30.
  • See complete schedule below:

Winter 2022 Course Design Schedule:

Section 1

Meets from 2:00 - 3:00pm on the following dates:


Week 1: Tuesday, Jan 25 and Thursday, Jan 27. 

Week 2: Tuesday, Feb 1. 

Week 3: Tuesday, Feb 8. 

Week 4: Tuesday, Feb 15.

Week 5: Tuesday, Feb 22.

Week 6: Tuesday, Mar 1.

Week 7: Tuesday, Mar 8.

Week 8: Tuesday, March 15.

Section 2

Meets from 9:30 - 10:30am on the following dates:

Week 1: Wednesday, Jan 26 and Friday, Jan 28.

Week 2: Wednesday, Feb 2.

Week 3: Wednesday, Feb 9.

Week 4: Wednesday, Feb 16.

Week 5: Wednesday, Feb 23. 

Week 6: Wednesday, Mar 2.

Week 7: Wednesday, March 9

Week 7: Wednesday, March 16. 

General Course Design Information

The Course Design program is a series of workshops in which faculty design and build online and hybrid courses that both reflect Seattle University’s Jesuit approach to education and meet federal and regional accrediting standards. Beginning with the Ignatian Pedagogical Paradigm, participants use various design methodologies to uncover deep course objectives, address the unique needs of their students, and deploy the digital learning technologies that help support a community of learners.

Faculty typically take an additional quarter to complete their courses before submitting them for review, so participants should plan to spend at least two quarters (or six months) on the course development process.

Application Process

  1. Consult with your college and department to ensure the course to be developed aligns with college and department goals.
  2. If course is nominated by your dean’s office for development, CDLI will reach out for additional information and scheduling info.