Abbreviated summer teaching/tech institute meets June 21-22

A shortened version of the yearly Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology will meet on campus June 21-22. Themes include "teaching large enrollment classes responsibly, using new and available technologies to address teaching challenges in an era of constricted resources, and defining and enacting teaching excellence."

Sessions will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in 1309 Surge III, just west of the Silo. A no-host lunch is scheduled from noon to 1:30 both days in the Tercero Dining Commons.

Andy Jones, a continuing lecturer with the University Writing Program, is co-hosting the event with Leslie Madsen-Brooks of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (formerly the Teaching Resources Center) for one last time--both are leaving their positions with the center this summer. Mikaela Huntzinger, a coordinator of faculty and TA programs with Madsen-Brooks, will be present. Jones said the lineup includes informal presentations by several favorites, including:

  • Susan Keen from Evolution and Ecology
  • Neal Williams from Entomology
  • Naomi Janowitz from Religious Studies
  • Paul Salitsky from Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior

"We will [also] be inviting participants to speak informally for a few minutes on their teaching discoveries," Jones said. "There will be a place on the registration form where you can note your willingness to speak if you have something to share with your colleagues."

"Come for any or all of this year's mini-SITT," he said. Register for free at

This will be the 15th Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology. Last year's four-day event drew more than 100 faculty.