2013 Summer Institute: Increasing Student Engagement and Improving

Learning with Educational Technologies and Course Re-design


2013 Summer Institute - Faculty Reports

2014 Summer Institute- Faculty Reports

Application Form (pdf)

Summer Institute Participants 1998-2014


You may have used Desire2Learn and CULearn, but what about the new Google Site and Google Apps that the campus has launched? How would D2L and the Google tools be used together and why? How can you use various social media to support your class and student learning? What about using the social bookmarking and annotation tools supported by the CU Library in a class? How can you think about MOOCs and their place in higher ed? What about screencasting and a flipped or hybrid classroom as a modality for your next course? Most importantly, why would you use any of these tools - what pedagogical and learning principles are being served and how much more of your time ail they take?

In this five-day Institute, facilitated by Mary Ann Shea, Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program, Professor Mike Lightner, Chair, Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, and Cory Pavicich, Academic Technology Consultant, participants will explore these questions. You will have an opportunity to explore key pedagogical principles, to learn Google Site, Google Apps and understand how to use them with D2L , experience screen 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 both within and outside your classrooms.

Dates: May 13-17, 2013

Location: College of Engineering Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory (ITLL)

SI Faculty:







Mary Ann Shea, Co-Director, Faculty Teaching Excellence Program

Professor Mike Lightner, Chair , Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Engineering

Cory Pavicich, Academic Technology Consultant

Application Information:







The application deadline is April 12, 2013. The 2013 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 have not participated in an FTEP Summer Institute for Technology in the last five years (2008).

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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