2nd Annual Teaching and Learning National Institute
Teaching and Learning National Institute: Using Evidence for Improvement
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).
July 30 - August 2, 2017
Applications now being accepted!
Space is limited - apply early!
Registration fee includes:
- On-campus housing from Sunday through Wednesday night (note: the institute ends Wednesday evening at approximately 8:30 pm after final team presentations)
- All materials, concurrent sessions and plenaries
- All meals (except Tuesday dinner) starting with dinner on Sunday and culminating with a grab-n-go breakfast Thursday morning
Please note: teams are responsible for their own transportation to/from the institute.
Team size and information
Teams typically have five to eight members, at least three of whom are faculty. Because initiatives aimed at improving teaching and learning require support from stakeholders across campus, the strongest teams will include people who work in a mix of roles on campus: faculty members who currently teach at least one course (and who preferably represent different disciplinary perspectives); the director of the center of teaching and learning or someone charged with professional development; at least one person who possesses assessment expertise; a student affairs professional; and an academic administrator. Librarians, institutional researchers, and educational technology specialists also offer useful perspectives on this work. We recognize that some individuals might play multiple roles on campus.
About the institute
Participating campus teams will develop evidence-based action plans aimed at improving effective instructional practices, student engagement, and student learning and success. For example, teams might tackle concerns about opportunity gaps and student success outcomes, student reports about being insufficiently challenged in the curriculum, contextualizing intellectual and practical skill development within general education courses, students' abilities to make connections and apply what they're learning in new contexts, the quality of senior writing, or the absence of quantitative reasoning across disciplines.
With a carefully coordinated mix of plenaries, concurrent sessions, and team time, this residential institute provides a learning space for campus teams to develop plans that can guide the work of examining, improving, and supporting what happens in the classrooms and other learning contexts across their campuses. Experienced educators from across the country will facilitate small and large group sessions, and work directly with teams as resources for the entire 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.
“At SDSU, graduate level professional development courses for teachers are given the course number ED X997. Courses approved for ED X997 credit are fully reviewed and approved by the faculty of the College of Education. These graduate level courses are designed to meet the needs of educators who wish to develop or continue the study of a current topic. Courses numbered at the 900 level are not designed to be applicable to graduate programs at SDSU but like all transferable credit may, with approval from the receiving institution, be applicable to degrees at that institution.”
- 2017 Application
- 2017 Schedule-at-a-glance
- Staying on-campus at The Evergreen State College
- Learn more about The Evergreen State College Campus