Day One

The day’s theme is Small Teaching, following from our keynote presentation. Focusing on getting feedback from students and creating rich context for learning, the day’s sessions all aim to increase student buy-in through leveraging innovative technologies alongside real-world issues.

Sessions include: Listening to Learners: An Introduction to Qualtrics for Higher Student Engagement, Scenario-based learning in online courses, designing courses for Civic Engagement, applying rubrics to real-world problems, an introduction to the FYS curriculum, working with the FYS Diversity module, and tools for student collaboration.

The day concludes with a special talk-back session for CIRTL program participants.

Day Two

On the second day, join us as we focus on ways to infuse computational reasoning into your courses and ways to strengthen UD’s General Education offerings. Other special sessions round out the program, including a 90-minute workshop on creating multi-cultural courses within your discipline. Participants will be able to choose from three different concurrent sessions in the afternoon to create a customized track that best suits their teaching needs.

Sessions include: Yes it’s on the Test! Creating Good Exam questions, StoryMaps, introductory and advanced sessions on clickers, using General Education rubrics, a workshop on creating multicultural courses, infusing computational reasoning into your curriculum, an FYS Wellness workshop, and advanced Qualtrics survey tools. The day ends with an interactive demo buffet, where participants can learn about a variety of technology tools that may be perfect for your classroom tasks.

Simultaneous with our sessions will be a special field trip called “Discover Delaware,” to introduce faculty to civic engagement opportunities across the state. Separate registration required. Registration closes May 1st.

Day Three

The final day of SFI is all about finding the right technology tools to increase student buy-in and create innovative student work. By starting with a keynote in the Digital Humanities, participants will get ideas for creative engagement with UD’s extensive campus resources. With 8 sessions to choose from on this last day, participants will be able craft a program that is right for them.

Sessions include: Effective uses of presentations both online and face-to-face, transitioning from Sakai to Canvas, an overview of the new Gen Ed curriculum mapping project, how to use in the classroom, tools for audio editing, and teaching with archives using digital methods.

The afternoon also includes a special 90 minute session for CIRTL participants to learn how to design a Teaching as Research (TAR project).

After SFI

On June 6-8, join CTAL for our Course Design Institute. This intensive 3-day program will take participants through the process of Backward Design to create a new course (or overhaul an existing course) that focuses on student learning that is durable, practiced, and engaging. Registration is capped at 20 participants in order to ensure that all instructors receive targeted, hands-on feedback every step of the way. Due to the popularity of this institute, we will be repeating the program during Winter Session 2018, so if you don’t get a spot this time, check back in the Fall!

All who teach at UD (including graduate students who currently teach) are welcome to attend, though you must have a specific course that you will design with us. For more information and to register, click here:


We will be using the following tags to help you identify particular sessions that may best fit your interests.

Teaching with technology

Teaching with Technology

Interdisciplinary Connections

Interdisciplinary Connections

General Education

General Education

Digital Humanities

Digital Humanities

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