Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL)

2014 Summer Institute

“Increasing Student Success in STEM Disciplines”
Times have changed – has your curriculum and pedagogy?
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to be held July 9-10, 2014
At the Chancellor's Office, Long Beach, CA

The Institute for Teaching and Learning at the Office of the Chancellor is holding the 2014 ITL Summer Institute July 9-10, 2014 at the Office of the Chancellor in Long Beach, CA to focus on STEM course/pedagogy re-visioning and redesigning for better student achievement and success. Workshops are planned to address improving student achievement through implementation of effective pedagogies. Presenters and workshops include:

  1. Khadiri Ghosrow, SJSU “Highly structured brick classroom pedagogy for flipped classrooms”
  2. Adrianna Kezar (USC) and Susan Elrod (CSU, Fresno): “Transforming undergraduate STEM education: A scientific framework for leading strategic reform”
  3. Mike Lerner, Oregon State University: "Virtual chemistry (and other science labs) labs...who's game?"
  4. Peter Newbury, UCSD “How (you can help) People Learn (using peer instruction)”
  5. Dan Shapiro, CSU MB: “Designing course assignments to promote critical thinking in STEM”
  6. Jeffrey Thompson & Francisca Beer, Ph.D. CSU SB: “Undergraduate research in the curriculum”

The Institute’s target participant is part of a faculty team whose goal is modify courses or programs to include some or all of the above practices. “Team time” is built into the program to reflect on workshops’ content and incorporate those materials in to the targeted courses or curricula. Deliverables at the end of the Institute can include: draft revised syllabi; course delivery plans; draft program modifications or another document that describes actions to revise a course, a sequence or a degree program to improve student success.

For best impact, ITL recommends campuses select faculty teams with multiple members from any given program with one campus leader (eg, administrator, FDC member). The teams have specific goals directed at (which could include but are not restricted to): revising a core bottleneck course or sequence; revising a program curriculum or; developing curriculum for a new program. Teams may exceed 6 members with approval of the ITL Director.

ITL supports lodging (nights of July 8 and 9) in Long Beach, registration and most meals at the Institute for faculty participants. Campuses support travel to and from the Institute and expenses not covered by ITL.

If you have further questions including an application link, email the ITL director, or Wayne Tikkanen.

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Last Updated: April 09, 2014