Designing an Effective and Innovative Interdisciplinary Course

Presented by: Barbara Tewksbury, PhD, Hamilton College

The purpose of the workshop is to help participants establish a road map for getting from the germ of a good idea for an interdisciplinary course to an actual effective and innovative course. Participants will start by setting goals for students - what students should be able to do at the end of a course. Having set specific goals for students, participants will then work through how to use those goals to choose content effectively to build an innovative course, as well as begin to outline inquiry-based assignments and activities that can help students make progress toward the goals and provide a means for the instructor to assess that progress.

This workshop will be held in two parts: Wednesday night 5:30pm – 9:30pm (including dinner) and Thursday, 9:00am – 12:30pm.

Participation in this workshop is limited to registered participants only. All registered participants are required to attend the entire workshop.

Please direct all questions and RSVP to

This workshop is a Core Course Development Workshop - for details on the new Core Curriculum and other events, see HERE.

This program will be video and audio taped and may be podcast. By your willing participation in the program, you expressly and irrevocably consent to be photographed, videotaped and/or audio taped and quoted/cited. The films, tapes, and other digital recordings will become the property of the Center of Teaching Excellence, LMU.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Center for Teaching Excellence
UNH 3030, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045


Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE), Core Event, CTE General