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Share your expertise with the greater ombuds community! The Professional Development Committee will be seeking individuals to develop replicable courses which will be added to a catalog of core courses for both new and experienced organizational ombudsman. For the most current request for proposal click here.
The developer(s) will elaborate their approved proposal to develop and provide 2 deliverables: course syllabus and instruction plan.
The instruction plan will include specific learning objectives, strategies, presentations, activities, materials and other resources.
Developer(s) will provide the following information:
1. Course description including goals and desired learning outcomes.
2. Summary of all teaching materials including readings, videos, handouts, etc.
Developer(s) will provide the following information in an agenda format:
3. Breakdown of times.
4. Specific focus and activity for each section.
5. Methodology to be used for each section.
The PDC will review the draft course design in consultation with the developer(s) and may suggest modifications. When the detailed course design is mutually agreed upon, the detailed instructor’s guide will be developed for test-teaching.
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Developer(s) will provide the detailed, step-by-step guide to be used by other instructors to teach the course. This is the key and final deliverable of the course design process.
Developer(s) will be asked to provide the following information:
1. Final course description including goals and desired learning outcomes.
2. Teaching materials including readings, videos, handouts and other supporting materials.
Guide Format (See Appendix One: Sample Instructor's Guide)
3. Detailed timeline of course activities.
4. Specific focus and activity for each component of the course and detailed instructions for delivery, including lecture notes, instructions for activities and other content presentations, etc. These can be highly specific outlines, if they are sufficient for other instructors (who have appropriate content knowledge) to easily convert into teaching narratives.
Once the developer(s) submits the final course and materials, PDC will schedule the course for a test- teaching. The developer(s) will be the first faculty to test-teach the course. Additional revisions may be made if necessary.
As has been the case with the instructor’s guide for Foundations, there is a natural history to on-going replicable course development. It is anticipated that instructors will, within limited perimeters to be determined by the PDC, adapt and improve upon existing materials as they teach successive iterations of the course. Some of these may be modified for future teams and some may remain unique to specific instructors. Specific concerns that a developer may have regarding intellectual property and potential revision of material should be contractually addressed.