Call for Participation - Course Redesign for Student Success


“It has the potential to change how we engage with students for the duration of our own career.” -Rongxiang Xu faculty

"I found the program extrememly helpful. Most of the new techniques that I tried enhanced my teaching. I learned something new with each module." --NSS faculty


Call for Participation
Course Redesign for Student Success
Deadline to apply: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

Cal State LA’s Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) will be funding up to 45 faculty to help redesign courses for student success.  As part of this two-semester program, participants will take online professional development on effective teaching practices from the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE).  These online modules (valued at $500) will be facilitated by CETL staff and will expose faculty to research-based effective instructional practices.  Each module will require faculty to try a new effective teaching practice in their Spring 2018 course and reflect on its impact on students. Topics include:

  • Delivering an Effective Lecture
  • Planning Effective Class Discussions
  • Checking for Student Understanding
  • Developing Self-Directed Learners
  • Embracing Diversity in Your Classroom

Faculty who successfully complete this two-semester sequence will receive a $1,500 stipend. A commitment to participate in this year-long, two-semester program is required.

All faculty who wish to redesign a bottleneck course (e.g., low course completion rate course), OR who are interested in adopting an eText or open educational resource (OER) are eligible to participate, with priority given to new faculty or faculty who wish to redesign a high demand, bottleneck and/or large lecture course.

Please review the application and complete program details at:

For additional questions, please email