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Courses to Integrate Human-Centered Design

Jan 05, 2022   |   DCAL

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) and the Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD) are partnering to offer training and course development grant funding to faculty wishing to infuse interdisciplinary design methods into their courses. In its inaugural cohort, the program is engaging six faculty teaching courses in winter and spring terms 2022 to bring new design-based experiential learning opportunities to their students.

"It's inspiring and exciting to see how faculty from across different disciplines at Dartmouth are using the tools and mindsets of design to enhance their teaching and bring their subjects to life for their students."

Dartmouth Engineering Professor Eugene Korsunskiy, Co-Director of DIAD

In addition to grant funding for materials and other project costs, DCAL and DIAD are providing ongoing coaching to the faculty to support the successful implementation of these design projects in their courses.

The next call for proposals for design course development grants will open in spring term for courses to take place in summer '22 and fall '22. Applications will be due on Monday April 25, 2022. Dartmouth faculty interested in learning more about infusing design into their courses are encouraged to attend one of a series of workshops that will be offered in the winter and spring terms. 

The Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL) improves teaching and learning by providing resources, removing barriers, promoting evidence-based practices, and building partnerships to cultivate a culture that values and rewards teaching for all members of Dartmouth's scholar-educator community. All Dartmouth faculty are encouraged to take advantage of DCAL resources, including this and other available grant funding opportunities.

The Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD) nourishes cross-campus collaborations at the intersections of design thinking, engineering, and the liberal arts. DIAD is creating new design-based curricular, co-curricular, and scholarship opportunities for Dartmouth students, faculty, and staff, fostering a joy of learning and making grounded in addressing complex social issues. More information and links to apply for diverse DIAD funding opportunities can be found here. All Dartmouth students and faculty are encouraged to apply.

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