What Do We Do?
We offer both WORKSHOPS and an ONLINE COURSE for college teachers on Integrated Course Design, a special way of designing courses that lead to greater student engagement and better student learning. The conceptual framework for these workshops and courses is based on Dee Fink’s book, “Creating Significant Learning Experiences.” (Jossey-Bass, Updated Edition, 2013).
We offer campus-based workshops and an annual national workshop. For more information on these workshops, see the tab on "Workshops".
In 2012 we began offering an 8-week online course on "Designing Courses for Significant Learning". Participants appreciated the ability to learn about the Taxonomy of Significant Learning and the model of Integrated Course Design (ICD); but many found it difficult to allocate time to an 8-week course. So, in 2014, we developed and began offering a 2-week online course on this same subject. This course not only provides information and hands-on learning activities on ICD for courses in Face-to-Face (F2F) classrooms, but also those delivered in blended and fully online formats. In June 2015, due to the popularity of this course and our desired to more effectively accommodate the number of faculty wishing to take it, we engaged another company, Optimize Learning, founded by one of our Associates, to deliver this course for us. For more information about the current operation of this course, see the "Online Course" tab on this website.
For those who desire additional resources on "course design", we offer a website that contains multiple resources, forms, examples of good course design, and a listserv - all aimed at helping people learn how to design their courses well. The URL for this website is: www.designlearning.org
Who Are We?
Dee Fink & Associates is a small company consisting of four experienced workshop leaders who have undergone extensive training on Integrated Course Design. Each of these individuals is available to lead campus-based workshops on this topic.
How Can You Arrange for a Campus Workshop?
Contact Dee Fink, head of Dee Fink & Associates, at: firstname.lastname@example.org. He can arrange for one of the Associates to lead a workshop on your campus. If you want to call him, his phone is: 405-364-6464.
How Do You Participate in the Online Course?
For information on how to participate as an individual yourself in the online course, or to enroll a group of faculty and/or staff from your campus, please go to the "Optimize Learning" website: www.optimizelearning.org. This is the company we (DF&A) have engaged to deliver this course.
"Integrated Course Design" Workshops Go International!
During the past several years, Dee Fink and Associates have been invited to lead course design workshops in:
South America: Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay
The Middle East: Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon
Europe: Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Estonia, Denmark, Norway
Asia: Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan
Oceania: New Zealand, Australia