Teach the Teachers: Instilling Instructional Design Principles in Faculty

This webcast aired live on Wednesday, July 24.

Slides (PDF)


  • Zachariah Claybaugh, OER & Digital Learning Librarian at Sacred Heart University,
  • Ula (Urszula) Lechtenberg, Instructional Design Librarian at Sacred Heart University, and
  • Henrietta Verma, Credo’s Customer Success Manager

Description: Faculty are experts in their fields, but often lack awareness of key information literacy strategies that may be affecting the way they structure curricula and design assignments. Librarians at Sacred Heart University addressed this gap by hosting a Library Institute, where they presented professors with basic instructional design principles to incorporate into their work. The response was overwhelmingly positive, establishing the librarians as a trusted source for educational design knowledge, advice, and assistance.

Join instructional design librarian Urszula Lechtenberg and OER & digital learning librarian Zachariah Claybaugh as they share how they organized this event and describe the impact it made on faculty. Attendees will learn about:

  • Gaining faculty buy-in for principles like backwards design to improve assignments and curricula
  • Producing well-designed educational materials that will engage students while assessing their deep knowledge of a subject
  • Integrating Credo’s free IL Strategy Handbook into instruction and planning


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