Welcome to Summer Faculty Institute 2015!
Session recordings appear within the session descriptions
- Use the top menu to browse sessions by theme or by date
Backchannel shared notes files (Google Docs)
- Mitchell Auditorium keynote sessions
- Gore Hall 103 sessions
- Gore Hall 104 sessions
- Gore Hall 116 sessions
Also on this page:
- 5 featured themes
- 9 guest presenters
- more than 30 University of Delaware presenters
- background info about the Summer Faculty Institute
Use the registration form to choose your participation dates and specify your interest in special, limited enrollment sessions. Use the navigation bar in the upper right to browse this site by theme or date and put together your schedule — new session information is being added regularly. Guests can visit the travel and accommodations page. The Summer Faculty Institute is the premiere event at the University of Delaware for faculty to take advantage of the latest research and technological advances in classroom and online instruction. The program changes each year to reflect the latest progress demonstrated by UD faculty, the newest insights from educational research, and the latest opportunities presented by technological advances.
Pre-registration is closed
Pre-registration has ended, but please still plan to attend.
Walk-in registration will be available in the Gore Hall rotunda, starting at 8:15 each day, June 1-4.
Community engagement projects provide students, faculty and staff with meaningful educational experiences. All partners gain in multiple ways, including content knowledge, civic responsibility, and multicultural awareness.
Sessions will focus attention on the materiality of digital media and the transformations of both scholarly communication and classroom practices made possible by digital media, in addition to assignment design, teaching with social media, and managing your digital image resources.
Starting with storyboarding and filming, participants will work through a complete digital story production, finishing with post-production (importing video footage and photos into video editing software, editing the content, and assembling it into a simple digital story).
This theme aims to enhance faculty knowledge of issues around diversity, power, and pedagogies that effectively and intentionally engage difference and include all learners–and provide time and resources for faculty to create a useful classroom product.
Archives for 2005-2014 are available below.
EPIC FAIL! If We’re Teaching, Why Aren’t They Learning?
Extreme Arousal 2.0: Creating ‘I Don’t Want to Miss a Moment of This!’ Learning Environments
Averting Death by Academic PowerPoint! From Killer Professors to Killer Presenters
|Productive Discomfort: Fostering Learning in an Inquiry-Driven Class
Kris Shaffer, Colorado University – BoulderStimulating Attitudes of Inquiry
Hal White, University of DelawareCreative Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies in YOUR Hands
Robbie Melton, Tennessee Board of Regents
|SFI 2013||Learning-Centered Teaching
Terry Doyle, Ferris State UniversityWhat can MOOCs teach us about online learning?
Phil Hill, e-Literate
|The New Future
Ken Cavallo, iSchool InitiativeCross-generational Communication
Peggy Smith, Smith & Associates
|SFI 2012||New Tools for Student Engagement
Sydneyeve Matrix, Queen’s University Canada
|Incenting innovation and collaboration across teams
Mk Haley, Carnegie Mellon University
|SFI 2011||Excellence in College Teaching and Learning
Susan Smith Nash
Allen Partridge, Indiana University of PennsylvaniaLeveraging mobile information and social technologies for the classroom
Jon Landis, Apple, Inc.
|SFI 2010||Design thinking as a learning process
Reinhold Steinbeck, Stanford
|Effective online instruction
Bryan Carter, University of Central MissouriEngaging the best students
Alan Fox, University of Delaware
|SFI 2009||Harnessing the power of social networks in teaching & learning
Alec Couros, University of Regina
|Beyond our biology: an inside look at Second Life
John Lester, Linden Labs
|SFI 2008||50 ways to tell a story
Alan Levine, New Media Consortium
|Selecting Sakai tools based on how people learn
Fred Hofstetter, University of DelawareThe evolution of the digital learner
Lester Ray, Apple, Inc.Using technology to enhance instruction & engage students
Kimberly Dyar, Cecil County Public Schools
|SFI 2007||Multimedia learning
Richard Mayer, UC Santa Barbara
|Calibrated peer review
Todd Nickle, University of CalgaryEngaging an open source course management system
David Goodrum, Indiana U-Bloomington
|SFI 2006||Designing interactive learning for visually-hungry learners
Curt Bonk, Indiana University
|New directions in instructional technology
Mark Pellegrini, WikipediaElevating the interactivity of technology-based materials
Phil Stephens, Villanova
|SFI 2005||Building creativity into education: Human needs and the new computing technologies
Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland
|Staying motivated teaching with technology
Anastasia Morrone, IUPUI
University of Delaware