Institutes

Take advantage of additional programs to enrich teaching and learning. Contact us by telephone, email, or drop in to the Center for more information.

Active Learning Institute

Saturday, February 9, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How might you engage students and encourage them to participate in their own learning more directly? How does active learning help people learn? What strategies, from the simple to the complex, would you implement in your classes? In this one-day institute, you will explore active learning strategies and examine how they help students learn more effectively based on current educational and cognitive research.

Find more information about the Active Learning Institute here.

Inclusive Teaching Institute

Friday - Saturday, March 8-9, 2019
(March 8, 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
March 9, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.) 

The Inclusive Teaching Institute is a two-day retreat for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars to explore diversity and inclusion in teaching and learning. As a participant, you will identify strategies to increase inclusion and accessibility, boost student engagement, foster belongingness, and design an action plan for future teaching. (Co-sponsored by the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning).

Find more information about the Inclusive Teaching Institute here.

Teaching Portfolio Institute

Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How do you document and showcase your teaching and professional strengths for your future career? This one-day institute will guide participants through the process of developing your teaching portfolio. Collect your documents, select what best showcases your development, reflect on your professional journey. You will leave with a draft electronic teaching portfolio, which will include a sample syllabus based on best-practice course design principles, a teaching philosophy and a diversity statement, and more.