This year's tech and teaching institute to meet July 16-20

Faculty interested in learning more about the smart use of technology in teaching at UC Davis might want to jot down these dates: July 16-20. That's when the Teaching Resources Center (TRC) will host its next Summer Institute on Teaching and Technology, or SITT.

More details will be announced on the TRC Web site as summer approaches.

SITT has met on campus most summers for the last 15 years. Topics last July ranged from podcasting and the use of technology in large lecture classes to ideas on student writing and an introduction to SmartSite, which will become the main campus course-management system starting this fall. A wealth of material from last year's institute is available through links at the 2006 site.

University Writing Program lecturer Andy Jones, who organizes SITT for the TRC, is eager to schedule sessions this year on these and other subjects that address innovative teaching and technology applications at UC Davis. Send ideas, expressions of interest, other comments or questions to him at