The Summer Institute on Teaching is an intensive and celebratory multi-day event that brings together educators from across the University of Delaware to build and strengthen a community around teaching and learning. The institute highlights emerging and established pedagogical practices, resources, and technology tools with an emphasis on evidence and scholarship. It also provides a showcase for the exceptional efforts and accomplishments of UD’s educators.

May 31 and June 1, 2023

This summer’s institute will occur over two days:

  • Wednesday, May 31: Online via Zoom. Featuring a keynote address from Alison Bianchi and three concurrent hour-long sessions
  • Thursday, June 1: In-person on the UD campus in Newark. Featuring morning workshops and two concurrent afternoon sessions. Lunch is provided and we will end the day with an ice cream social and resource fair.

Call for Proposals

SIT 2023 Call for Proposals is open now through March 31! Please fill out the Google form located at the button above. We encourage proposals for 50-minute online or in-person session on all teaching and learning topics in the following session formats:

  • Interactive/Gamified Workshop: These sessions engage both the presenters and the attendees in a fun and unique SIT experience with participant involvement and discussion. Moving beyond traditional styles of presentations, attendees and presenters of this session type will have the ability to connect with the content and each other through interactive learning activities or games such as Jeopardy or a Scavenger Hunt as example formats or inspiration.
  • Hands-on Workshop: This session type should be interactive and should seek to offer a more in-depth exploration and activation of a topic. This session should be designed with meaningful and measurable participant learning outcomes with opportunities explicitly outlined by the presenters showcasing collaborative or interactive group activities​ that will be used during the session to achieve stated learning goals​.
  • Panel Discussion: These sessions provide an opportunity for presenters to speak collectively as a panel of presenters based on a topic, theme, or issue related to the UD community or higher education in general. In this session type, multiple participants share their insights and respond to questions from attendees.
  • Open Discussion: These sessions allow presenters to informally share their work, ideas, and innovations allowing for a greater exchange of ideas and in-depth conversations about important topics to the UD community. These discussions can include works in progress, research ideas, collaboration opportunities, best practices and practical applications, or pilot projects.
  • Informational Session: These sessions provide an opportunity for presenters to help colleagues begin or plan to begin implementing ideas in their own teaching. The presenters are responsible for driving the conversation and encouraging deep thinking about a topic, sharing practical applications of their work, or providing new and varying perspectives.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent by the end of April.

Please contact Rose Muravchick at and/or Charissa Powell at if you have any questions or need any help.

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