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Design Your Course

A well-designed course is probably the most important step in having a successful and enjoyable teaching and learning experience at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.

The Course Design Process

Course designing takes time, careful planning, and never ends. A good course is one that continuously evolves, becoming better and better through reflection and revision. One of the best ways to begin designing your course is to see what teaching excellence looks like at Saint Mary’s. Review the end of course evaluation and the course observation form to learn how your course and teaching will be evaluated. In addition, you can follow Saint Mary’s course designing process, which includes:

  1. Estimating course hours
  2. Understanding students
  3. Creating assignments
  4. Planning activities
  5. Selecting textbooks
  6. Writing your syllabus