It is more than just course design. A master’s level Instructional Designer combines systems thinking, process development, industry best practices and creativity to help clients meet their goals. A master Instructional Designer (ID), uses skills in needs assessment, task analysis, project management, curriculum design and development, implementation, assessment and evaluation to help clients find a path for project realization.
Although APDI and CAT share office space in Irwin Library, we are a separate department and strategic partner with CAT.
I have an idea for a new certificate or degree program. What is the process for getting it off the ground?
First, reach out to your APDI liaison. We find the earlier our team is involved, the smoother the program development process goes. We will provide an high-level overview of the new program development process and help determine a project timeline.
Second, we will help you form your start-up team, develop a business case, complete a market analysis, and create a draft of the program curriculum. Additionally, we will help you determine if the program should be credit or non-credit bearing.
Once the initial program ideas are brainstormed, we will support the credit-bearing programs through the approval processes of the academic division and operational divisions.
As of Summer 2018-
Overview of Policy for Faculty teaching Online at Butler University
Any faculty (full-time and adjuncts) teaching online at Butler must complete the Butler training for designing, building, and teaching online courses.
Waivers: Faculty who have taught online at other institutions can seek an exception and, if approved, forgo the training provided they:
1. Include an end-of-course student survey to ensure the quality, and
2. Develop the course ahead of time and receive peer and APDI/CAT review.
3. Pilot online self-paced training will be developed as a possible option for faculty
This policy covers any faculty (full-time and adjuncts) teaching an online course or program. Training is recommended and encouraged for hybrid/flipped courses but not required as decided upon by faculty focus group.
If your dean has approved you to teach an online course, sign up to join a cohort for online teaching.
See the Registrar’s requirements at https://www.butler.edu/registrar/credit-hours