EDAE 629 - Program Development

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Program Development investigates the planning, design, and management of multiple learning opportunities. We discuss the importance of stakeholders, consider budgets and marketing, coordination.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Planning Programs for Adult Learners: A Practical Guide, 3rd Ed. (2013)
    Caffarella, R.S. & Daffron, S.R.
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
    American Psychological Association
    ISBN: 978-1433805615


  • Instructional Design, 3rd Ed. (2004)
    Smith, Patricia and Tillman, J. Ragan
    ISBN: 9780471393535


Kalpana Gupta
Kalpana Gupta


Kalpana Gupta received her Ed.D. in Adult & Post-Secondary Education from the University of Wyoming. Dr. Gupta is an Assistant Professor in the Adult Education and Training program and brings previous experience as an adjunct Professor in Adult Education programs at Regis University in Denver, where she was also interim Department Chair, the University of Wyoming, and the University of Central Oklahoma. Her research areas of interest include faculty development, creating inclusive learning environments, accelerated learning, neuroscience, and transformative learning. She specializes in curriculum and program design and hybrid and online delivery methods. Dr. Gupta looks forward to collaborating with students and colleagues to contribute to the literature, promote effective teaching and learning for adult learners, and to elicit the personal and professional development of every individual.