The Anchor Program is a resilient course design institute that gives instructors an opportunity to learn evidence-based practices for teaching fully online and hybrid courses led by Brown experts and faculty facilitators. During the program, participants
- Clarify a course’s essential learning outcomes and how to assess this learning in online and hybrid contexts;
- Gain a “student” experience of online learning and develop plans for community building, communication, and feedback in the online context;
- Create an instructional plan that documents key decisions and the logic that will guide the implementation of their course;
- Increase awareness of the resources available after Anchor to create high-quality courses that include uniquely Brown elements;
- Develop a community with colleagues committed to delivering exceptional learning experiences.
Spring 2021 Anchor Program
The Spring 2021 Anchor Program is a course design institute that gives instructors an opportunity to learn evidence-based practices for teaching fully online and hybrid courses with Brown experts and faculty facilitators. The Spring 2021 Anchor Program will be spread over five weeks from February 22 to March 26, 2021. The program consists of five learning modules and involves significant asynchronous work (4-6 hours per week) with an additional one-hour synchronous Zoom meeting each week on Thursdays at 1:30 pm. The modules listed below provide faculty participants with an overview of the major topic areas:
Module One: Foundations of Resilient Course Design
Module Two: Humanizing Online Learning
Module Three: Identifying Essential and Enduring Learning
Module Four: Effective Assessment and Feedback
Module Five: Learning Activities and Course Planning
Participants are guided through an integrated course design process and leave with a resilient instructional plan that considers modes of delivery, including hybrid and online instruction. During the program, participants experience many integrated Canvas features, but the program does not focus on building a course site in Canvas.
Apply Here: Spring 2021 Anchor Application Form
Faculty members who submit their applications on or before Sunday, February 7th will receive priority placement. For questions, please contact Eric Kaldor ([email protected]), Melissa Kane ([email protected]) and/or Maggie Vecchione ([email protected]).
The Anchor Program has received important financial support from:
The Davis Educational Foundation established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis's retirement as chairman of Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute