Teaching Academy Summer Institute: Designing Relevant Learning
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*Here's a story about one of our past TASI participants who has won a campus-wide Innovation In Teaching Award: http://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2014/01/15/lsc-tas-backwards-approach-earns-her-an-innovation-in-teaching-award/
The Teaching Academy is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Summer Institute on Teaching and Learning, a four-day experience in faculty development and curriculum innovation. This year’s Teaching Academy Summer Institute (TASI) will explore strategies for Teaching to Engage a New Generation of Learners.
The Institute will be held June 3rd – 6th at the peaceful UW-Madison Arboretum – a great place to reflect on teaching and rejuvenate your passion for education. The typical day runs from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. http://uwarboretum.org/
The Institute will offer faculty and instructional staff the opportunity to:
• design a new course or redesign an existing one, either individually or collaboratively;
• meet and network with organizations (DOIT-AT, Libraries, etc.) across campus;
• transform teaching (e.g. via technology, community building, and classroom innovation);
• meet and interact with individuals across the campus passionate about teaching, and
• learn new tools and approaches that may enhance your classrooms.
To provide a small group of faculty, instructional staff, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows an all-too-rare opportunity for professional reflection and renewal in a collegial atmosphere. We will learn new teaching innovations while engaging in conversations relevant to the broader issues affecting higher education today. A team of UW-Madison faculty/instructional staff who can provide skills and resources on teaching and learning will serve as facilitators.
The theme of this year’s TASI is Teaching to Engage a New Generation of Learners. Throughout the week, we will expand our reach beyond the campus boundaries to discuss evidence-based principles of teaching and learning that can support innovative education designs that are relevant to our learners. The week will provide a platform to innovate and transform learning within your classroom through a combination of interactive sessions, panel discussions, one-on-one consultations with experts, and individual work time. Topics include addressing the achievement gap; teaching complex ideas, incorporating service learning into courses, and designing assessments to capture relevant outcomes. During project work time, there will also be a number of short workshops on specific classroom concerns that participants may choose to attend.
The TASI facilitators ask that you 1) attend all sessions over the four day immersion, 2) work on a course that you are scheduled to teach within the next 2 years, and 3) have at least one faculty/staff member as part of your team attending TASI.
Interested persons are invited to submit a proposal (maximum 2 pages) describing:
1. Your course/teaching-related goal(s) that you are proposing to accomplish during the individual/team time at TASI (e.g. revision of an existing course, creation of a new course or new course component);
2. The usual or anticipated enrollment of the course(s) you intend to work on;
3. How you and your program or department will benefit from your involvement; and
4. What campus-related resources you will need during the Institute to accomplish your goal(s)
Proposal MUST include a COVER SHEET containing:
1. Name & title of each person who plans to attend TASI
2. Department or Program
3. Campus address, phone & email
Faculty and instructional staff who are new to teaching are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals from disciplinary or interdisciplinary teaching teams are welcome.
Electronic applications will be accepted from March 25th through Friday, April 26th, 2013 at 4:30 PM and acceptance letters will be sent out by May 15th. Early applications are strongly encouraged because space fills quickly. Applications should be submitted via email to Weili Zhao at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, contact the TASI 2013 co-chairs:
Ruth Olson (email@example.com) or Phone: 262-8180.
Debra Shapiro (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Phone: 262-9195.
The 2013 Teaching Academy Summer Institute is co-sponsored by UW-Teaching Academy, Office of the Provost, DoIT Department of Academic Technology, UW-Madison Writing Center, UW libraries, and the Delta Program.
To learn more about what the Teaching Academy Summer Institute can offer you, please stop by any or all of our web pages from past institutes:
- Campus eLearning Roadmap Group
- Active Learning
- Conference Announcements
- Course Management
- Go Big Read
- Increasing Student Success
- Knotty Problems
- Continuity of Instruction
- Awards and Grants
- Teaching and Learning Failures
- Future Faculty
- Open questions
- 5 Teaching Challenges
- Symposium Conversation Archive