Assignment Redesign Workshop

Des Moines, IA US
April 19, 2018

Workshop is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Please register by March 30th using the following link: Assignment Redesign Workshop Sign Up.

Target Audience

This activity is open to DMU faculty and staff who are involved in teaching and curriculum design as well as those engaged in faculty development. 


Do you have an assignment that you would like to develop or redesign? This might be an in-class activity, portfolio assignment, paper, research project, exam, etc. The Center for Teaching and Learning is hosting an Assignment Redesign Workshop. Participants will engage in a peer review process of assignment review and design. This will be a collaborative design process, allowing you the opportunity to talk with other faculty and staff interested in trading ideas about the design and use of the various tasks, projects, papers, and performances we set for our students. 

The workshop aims to:

  • Stimulate ideas about how to strengthen the assignment you bring to the session.
  • Think together about how assignments can be intentionally linked to important course, program, and institutional learning outcomes in ways that create more coherent pathways for students.
  • Open up a productive exchange of ideas about teaching and learning. 

This might be a draft assignment you are working on and would like to share with colleagues, one that has worked well but may be in need of a “refresh,” or one that has not worked as you hoped. 

**This workshop is modeled on a process developed by the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA) as part of its Assignment Library Initiative. The Library (see is an online, searchable collection of assignments from faculty in a wide range of fields and institutional types.


Michelle Rogers-Johnson, PhD
Assessment Specialist, Center for Teaching and Learning, Des Moines University

Relevant to the content of this CME activity, Dr. Rogers-Johnson indicated she have no financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.00 CPME
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/19/2018 - 1:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
04/19/2018 - 4:00pm CDT
Des Moines University
3200 Grand Avenue
Leisure Reading Room in the Library
Des Moines, IA 50312
United States
+1 (515) 271-1516

Continuing Education Credit

  • DPM: Des Moines University (DMU) is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. DMU has approved this activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education contact hours.
  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 3.0 AOA Category 1-A credit and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS). Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Other Professionals: This live activity is designated for 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Educational Grants

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity. 

Available Credit

  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
  • 3.00 AOA Category 1­A
  • 3.00 CE Contact Hour(s)
  • 3.00 CPME


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