FACULTY TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE 2014
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:
Approach the instructional practices with an open mind.
Attend ALL sessions, participate, and complete all of the out-of-class assignments (FTI Sessions are held from 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday – Friday. Out-of-class assignments require approximately 1 hour or more to complete.)
Complete the FTI 1-1-1 Commitment within one year after the FTI. Examples of past 1-1-1 Commitments:
Apply for Summer 2014 Institutes
Completed FTI applications are due March 2, 2014.
This year we are implementing a new application process. During the application process you will be asked to
- complete a form-based application
- submit a course syllabus for review
(as indicated in the application)
In addition, selected candidates will be asked to participate in a short 15 minute face-to-face interview so that you can be sure that this FTI is a right for you.
March 2, 2014: Application is due
March 10, 2014: Notification of application status
PAST FTI AGENDAS