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 20-21, 2020
(March 20, 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
March 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 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
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

How do you document and showcase your teaching and professional experiences? This one-day institute will guide you through the process of developing components of an electronic teaching portfolio. We encourage all graduate students and postdocs at any stage to attend.

Find out more about the Teaching Portfolio Institute here. 

Course Design Institute

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

This one-day institute guides you through the basic elements of course design, and strategies to promote student engagement, evaluate student learning, and create a student-centered syllabus.