About the Institute
We changed our name!
In order to reflect the vibrant community of educators here at UD, our annual summer institute will now be called the Summer Institute on Teaching. Previously called the Summer Faculty Institute, this program has always welcomed graduate students and instructors at all levels. By using the word “teaching” in our new title, we are highlighting the diversity of approaches to instruction here at UD and welcoming everyone who teaches our Blue Hens.
One of our goals for the Summer Institute on Teaching is to bring instructors from across the university together as part of a larger community of educators. To do this, we’ve built a schedule that includes breakfast and lunch on both days, as well as a reception at the end of the first day. We encourage you to come for the whole institute, to meet and mingle with your colleagues, and to learn about new instructional strategies with and from instructors across our campus. In order to help everyone get to know each other, and in order to ensure that you receive your certifying letter, please make sure to wear your name tag for the duration of the institute.
Tracks are back! Due to popular demand, SIT has four tracks this year:
Shrinking the Classroom
Research In & Out of the Classroom
The Right Resources
About the Certifying Letter
All who teach at UD are welcome to attend SIT, and as a thank you for making a commitment to improving the learning experience for our students, all who attend 5 hours of sessions will receive a letter signed by the Office of the Provost documenting their participation. Your certifying letter will list all of the sessions that you attend, thanks to some new technology we are using this year. The letter will also list all of the campus offices and partners that made the event possible. Participants may upload this document directly into their UDAcademe profile as proof of their professional development.
Keynote Presentations & Workshops
This year’s keynote speakers will be offering a lively, interactive presentation for all participants each morning, followed by a smaller hands-on workshop for participants who pre-register. This smaller break-out workshop will be capped at 45 participants.