Purpose: After working through this checklist, instructors will have a reasonably designed summer course.

Ask: five years from now, what do I want my students to remember and use that they learned in my course? This is your overall goal.


Starter objective: By the end of this course, students will understand the importance of primary research in written work.
Polished objective: By the end of this course, students will be able to conduct primary research and use it appropriately in their written work.



      For each assignment, ask yourself the following questions:


At this point, the course objectives, assessments, and assignments should align through rubrics, much like peas align in a pod.

Class Sessions/Modules/Weeks

     As you design each course session/module/week, focus on four activities for each session/module/week.

Suggestions and directions can be found here and here.