2nd Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute

July 30 - August 2, 2017

Applications now being accepted!

2nd Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute: Using Evidence for Improvement

Large-scale change initiatives focused on improving the quality of student experiences are essential if students are to succeed in higher education. This Institute offers your campus team a contextualized, project-based professional learning opportunity to get better at how you collectively

  • Use data to design change initiatives that improve the quality of student experiences, assess them, and plan subsequent steps;
  • Engage your whole campus in evidence-based change initiatives that promote student learning and success;
  • Create conditions that promote faculty leadership;
  • Develop a sustainable model for learning-centered professional development for all campus educators, including contingent faculty;
  • Continuously revise student learning outcomes for your institution, your programs, and your courses.

Teams are composed of 5-8 members, at least three of whom are faculty.  Your team might also include an academic administrator, someone with assessment expertise, a student affairs professional, an institutional researcher, or other stakeholders whose perspectives will help you develop an effective and sustainable plan.

The registration fee ($1350 per team member) includes:

  • Housing on campus from Sunday through Wednesday night (the institute ends Wednesday evening after final team presentations, around 8:30 pm)
  • All materials, concurrent sessions and plenaries
  • All meals (except Tuesday dinner) from dinner on Sunday through a “grab-n-go” breakfast Thursday morning

(Teams are responsible for transportation to/from the institute.)

This residential institute provides your team a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, concurrent sessions, and focused team-time as you develop your plan to examine, improve, and support what happens in the classrooms and other learning contexts across your campus.  Experienced educators from across the country will facilitate small and large group sessions and work directly with teams as resources for the entire institute.

Your team plan will focus generally on improving effective instructional practices, student engagement, and student learning and success. The specifics will vary and depend on your campus context. Plans developed in 2016 tackled, among other things,

  • campus concerns about opportunity gaps and student success outcomes,
  • gaps in students’ information literacy skills,
  • the need for sustained and sustainable professional development,
  • working on scalable solutions for engaging adjunct faculty in the student success movement
  • the desire to create a more supportive campus environment where new approaches can take hold.

For more information, please read the NILOA report on the 1st Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute

Continuing Education Credits: continuing Education credits are an available option for participants attending the Teaching and Learning National Institute through San Diego State University–College of Extended Studies.

San Diego State Univerity-College of Extended Studies

TLNI is sponsored by Achieving the Dream, Inc. (ATD), National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA), National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE), Washington Center for Improving Undergraduate Education, and Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (WSBCTC).

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