Active Learning Summer Institutes

What is the Active Learning Summer Institute?

Designed for faculty who are new to active learning, the Active Learning Summer Institutes (ALSI) will be week-long workshops held three times each summer.

Beginning in Summer 2019, the QEP Team will use the Mobile Summer Institutes (MoSIs) developed by the Poorvu Center for Teaching & Learning at Yale University as a model to develop the curriculum for each ALSI. This curriculum will include:

  • the importance & benefits of inclusive teaching
  • highlights of education research on active learning
  • an introduction to several active learning techniques
  • guidelines on integrating these techniques into the classroom
  • models of effective assessment

The curriculum will be delivered through activities such as reflective writing, planning, reading, a discussion of teaching methods and philosophy, and interactive presentations. 

What are the benefits?

By the end of the week-long ALSI, participants will have observed, evaluated, and collected a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches, instructional materials, and practical strategies for enhancing student learning they can immediately apply to their teaching environments. 

In addition, a $500 stipend will be awarded to each faculty participant upon completion of the ALSI.

How can you apply?

We are blown away by the excitement and desire by our faculty to participate in Active Learning and our ALSI workshops.  The 2019 summer workshops are all full at this time, but we still have other opportunities for you! 

If you are interested in applying for the Summer 2020 ALSI workshops, please check back in March 2020 for applications.  Up to 20 full-time (tenured, tenure-track, lecturers, or adjunct pool) faculty will participate in each of the three workshops. New faculty members who will be joining SHSU in the following Fall are particularly encouraged to apply.

2018 MoSI Participants

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