Registration opens for this year’s Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology



See if this would be useful to you: a day of workshops, talks and sessions about teaching and technology, customized for UC Davis faculty, and led by a campus colleague or expert. UC Davis has recently adopted Canvas as its main learning management system, so exploring Canvas should be a theme.

And the event should be free, conveniently located, and, what the heck, include a complimentary lunch.

That summary describes this year’s Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology (SITT), so if you’re interested and you teach at UC Davis, then you’re invited! The institute will meet Friday, Sept. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., in 6 Olson. All UC Davis faculty are welcome. Attendance is limited, so please register in advance.

The theme is “Painting on a New Canvas.” Presenters will focus on UC Davis Canvas, pedagogical strategies, data-driven teaching, teaching large classes, active learning, and more.

SITT began in the 1990s, and more than a thousand UC Davis instructors have attended over the years.

Andy Jones, academic associate director of Academic Technology Services (ATS), is the longtime host. The organizers include instructional designers Mark Wilson and Margaret Merrill, graduate student researchers Kayce Mastrup and Alex Rockey, and instructional technologists Steve Faith and Fernando Socorro, who have worked with faculty as the campus switched from SmartSite to UC Davis Canvas during 2016-17.

Find more information, and look for updates, in ATS’ academic technology blog, The Wheel.