The Course Transformation Project Lite (CTP Lite) project is a Vision 2020 initiative to enhance student exposure to NIU baccalaureate student learning outcomes through academic enrichment programs.
CTP-Lite is a program branched off the larger CTP concept. It provides support for faculty to enrich their courses through innovative design. The goal of the program is to increase the number and scope of courses that incorporate effective and engaging instructional strategies to provide a higher level of learning for students and support academic success.
It will enable faculty to try out course transformation on the smaller scale. Similarly to CTP, CTP-Lite is built upon a foundation of student learning outcomes that align with instruction and assessment. While working with CTP administrative team, Faculty Development & Instructional Design Center, and Office of Assessment Services, CTP Lite Faculty Fellows will transform a unit or lesson from their particular course during the summer and teach it the upcoming fall or spring semester. The CTP Lite courses will incorporate engaged learning techniques in order to enhance student learning outcomes. The CTP-Lite program faculty will be a part of ‘Community of Practice’ component that has been established by CTP team in fall 2012. This cohort encourages and promotes collegiality and collaboration among all CTP faculty fellows during and after CTP process.