2012 Summer Institute: Increasing Student Engagement and Improving Learning with Educational Technologies

Application Form

Summer Institute Participants 1998-2011

Have you ever wished that your classroom was more of an intellectual community? Have you been amazed at the social communities that your students participate in using Internet tools and wondered if they might be helpful in the classroom? Have you been impressed at how students, and perhaps colleagues, have used digital environments i.e. discussion boards, blogs, wiki’s, and social bookmarking/annotation tools, to name a few to create engaging assignments? In short, do you want to increase the participatory learning in your course, both in and out of the classroom?

In this five-day Institute, facilitated by Mary Ann Shea, Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, http://www.colorado.edu/ftep/ and Professor Mike Lightner, Chair, Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, participants will explore these questions. You will have an opportunity to learn certain Web 2.0 tools, experience lecture capture, and practice with structured on line discussions as a means to make thinking visible. You will work within a supportive learning community composed of your faculty colleagues in order to develop new strategies for creating student learning communities in your classrooms.


May 14-18, 2012, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


College of Engineering Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL)

SI Faculty:

• Mary Ann Shea, Co-Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program
• Professor Mike Lightner, Co-Director, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Application Information:

The application deadline is April 13, 2012. The 2012 Summer Institute is open to tenure track and instructor rank faculty. Faculty will be in attendance at each session and will receive a $500 stipend. Enrollment is limited to fifteen registrants.  We emphasize invitations to faculty who are mid-career and to those who wish to refresh their pedagogy. Preference will be given to faculty who identify as teams and who have not participated previously in an FTEP Summer Institute for Technology in the last five years.

For more information about the Summer Institute or with questions concerning the application form, please contact Professor Mike Lightner (info below).

Applications can be downloaded and/or printed in paper copy. Completed forms can be submitted electronically or mailed to:

The Summer Institute, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

Professor Mike Lightner, Co-director
425 UCB Dept. ECEE

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Application Form

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