Section 508 Website Accessibility

Certain documents on this site are available as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. PDF content requires Adobe's Acrobat Reader and can be downloaded by visiting

The University encourages anyone needing assistance in accessing content found on the University's website to contact the FGCU office or department that maintains the webpage. For an accessible version of PDF material, please contact FGCU Adaptive Services at or by calling 239 590-7956.

Skip to site navigation Skip to main content
Skip to main content
Lucas Center for Faculty Development

Lucas Center for Faculty Development

Join us on Facebook Read our Blog View our videos on YouTube

Course Design Academy


Registration for Course Design Academy and Course Design Academy II: Blended Learning opens February 20th, 2017.



  • Course Design Academy is a 6 day inter-disciplinary experience offered to all resident faculty members during Summer “A”. Participants design or re-design a course based upon significant learning experiences and long-term learning goals.

  • Participants work their way through a process focusing on the question: What do you want your students to remember 5 years after the course ends?

  • We will explore learner-centered design principles, discuss ideas in small learning teams and apply principles/concepts to courses. The Academy is not a series of presentations but a collegial, reflective, research-supported set of experiences based upon Fink’s book and backward design principles. 

  • You will exit with a new and improved fall course and tools to implement strategies and activities. Participants will receive a copy of Creating Significant Learning Experiences by L. Dee Fink, a certificate of participation, and a celebration will held on the last day to complete the multi-day seminar. In addition, all participants will receive an Academy polo shirt at the celebration.

 Course Design Academy II: Special Topic