Faculty Technology Institute


This year, the theme of our Faculty Technology Institutes (FTI) is The New Old School.  Our intention is to deliver sound pedagogical practices, demonstrate technological tools, showcase experiences from CofC faculty, and provide a forum for open discussion.  If your class is organized in a traditional lecture format this FTI is definitely for you.  We will focus on strategies for activities, assessment, and content delivery to create a more engaging, active learning environment.  Our goals for the Summer 2014 FTIs are to have participants:

  • explore pedagogical strategies targeted for moving from a direct lecture delivery style to an interactive, engaging, and active class.
  • develop an engaging course/module/unit focusing on student retention.
  • share best practices and lessons learned from peers in order to enhance instruction in all classes.

The Teaching, Learning and Technology (TLT) Department will be offering two Faculty Technology Institutes this summer from which to choose. Both FTIs will cover the same content.  A tentative agenda is available.

  • Summer (Maymester) FTI – scheduled May 19-23, 2014

  • Summer (Summer I) FTI – scheduled June 2-6, 2014

All participants will receive a stipend and an instructional technology device that is applicable to the FTI curriculum.


As past FTI participants will attest, this intensive workshop is both challenging and rewarding.  The FTI is purposely designed to question instructional practices and push the technological abilities of the participants.  Just as CofC Faculty have high expectations for their students (attendance, participation, and assignment completion), TLT’s expectations are no different.  And, like any rigorous endeavor, there are some fundamental expectations of all participants:

Apply for Summer 2014 Institutes

We are no longer accepting applications for the Summer 2014 FTI.  Please check back in January for more information.