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Welcome to Summer Institute 2017

Summer Institute starts in mid-May and lasts through the first week of August. Registration for Course Design cohort-based workshops is now open. Seating is limited, so registration is required. Lunch is included for full-day sessions.

Register for a Course Design workshop by April 14

These multiple-day workshops help you develop instructional skills with a stable cohort of colleagues. Course Design workshops provide a stipend to eligible participants. See the individual workshop descriptions for stipend information.

An individual may participate in only one cohort-based workshop series for the entire summer. AIM Online cohort members are not eligible to participate in these design cohorts.

Each workshop description, below, includes a link to register through the My IllinoisState portal. If you need assistance with this process, please contact CTLT at 438-2542.

  • Reinvent Your Course for Diversity Design Learning icon Expand Horizons icon
  • Design Your Course Design Learning icon
  • Going Global with Your Course Design Learning icon Expand Horizons icon
  • (Re)Design Your Course for Civic Engagement Design Learning icon Expand Horizons icon

Register for this workshop

Tuesday, July 11 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 13 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, July 18 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, July 20 • 9 a.m. noon
Tuesday, July 25 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 3 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Alumni Center)

Facilitators:
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

To prepare students to live and work in our very complex world is a core aspect of Educating Illinois. Success depends upon incorporating diverse content and perspectives into our teaching. It is also important to be mindful of the diverse ways people communicate and learn. This workshop will help you reflect on your course content and explore how that content can meet the needs of the diverse student population at Illinois State University. Incorporate strategies that create a culturally inclusive classroom climate, while facilitating conversations that challenge students’ ethnic and cultural assumptions. Lunch is provided for the full-day meeting on July 11. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on August 3, 2017, at the Alumni Center. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Registration is required by Friday, April 14.

Register for this workshop

Thursday, May 18 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, May 25 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, May 30 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, June 1 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 6 • 9 a.m. to noon
Tuesday, June 13 • 9 a.m. to noon
Thursday, June 15 • Noon to 1 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  (Alumni Center)

Facilitator:
Claire Lamonica, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Engage in a rigorous but rewarding design process as you prepare to teach a new course for the next academic year. Design Your Course is for faculty members in their first, second, or third year of teaching at Illinois State University. The workshop will guide participants through a course design process that draws on the work of Dee Fink (Creating Significant Learning Experiences) and Ken Bain (What the Best College Teachers Do). At the end of this process, you’ll feel confident that your course will provide high-quality learning experiences for all the students who take it. Luncheon is included on Thursday, June 15. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on August 3, 2017, at the Alumni Center. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Registration is required by Friday, April 14.

Register for this workshop

Tuesday, May 16 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, May 18 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday, May 23 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 30 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, June 6 • 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Facilitators:
Maria Schmeeckle, Sociology & Anthropology
Mayuko Nakamura, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology

Design or revamp your course to make it more globally engaged, in keeping with Educating Illinois and the University’s International Strategic Plan. Become aware of current paradigms shaping the internationalization of higher education and how these have been conceptualized and operationalized. Learn about common and effective approaches for creating global courses. You’ll become familiar with books, organizations, web sites, and technological tools that can help you design or redesign your course. You’ll also hear from others who have recently gone global with their own courses. Luncheon will be provided on May 16 and 18. This cohort has an option to participate in the Summer Showcase on August 3, 2017 at the Alumni Center or to present at an Office of International Studies and Programs event. A $500 stipend is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Registration is required by Friday, April 14.

Apply for this workshop

Wednesday, May 24 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, May 31 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 5 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday, June 7 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday, August 3 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Alumni Center)

Facilitators:
Dana Karraker, Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
Cynthia Edmonds-Cady, School of Social Work
Kyle Miller, School of Teaching and Learning

Emphasize the value of citizenship, service learning, and civic engagement in your course. Identify civic competencies that connect with your discipline and course content, design a syllabus which includes civic engagement components, and develop a plan for a specific course assessment where students demonstrate some aspect of civic learning. Explore ways to promote active learning experiences and assessment through which students can gain an understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. This redesign opportunity can be used to develop a course for possible adoption as a Civic Engagement Minor elective. Luncheon is included on each meeting date. This cohort will also participate in the Summer Showcase on August 3, 2017, at the Alumni Center. A $1000 stipend, provided by the American Democracy Project, is available to eligible participants who complete the program. Read more at CTLT.IllinoisState.edu/Civic. Apply to join this cohort by Friday, April 14.

Stipends

CTLT offers modest stipends to eligible participants in Summer Institute.

Amounts and Pay Schedule

Eligible participants will receive a $50 stipend for completion of a half-day workshop and a $100 stipend for completion of a full-day workshop. Multiple-day course design workshops may pay larger amounts. In addition:

  • Individuals may receive stipends for up to five (5) workshops during Summer Institute.
  • Only one (1) of those five workshops may be a course design workshop.

Stipends will be issued as Additional Academic payments on the following schedule. Unless noted otherwise, stipends will be paid in the month following the date of the workshop (or the last meeting of a cohort).  For example, the stipend for a one-day workshop in May will appear on a participant's June 30 paycheck. Members of a cohort with a final meeting date in August will see payment on their September 30 paycheck. Thus:

  • Stipends for May workshops will be paid at the end of June
  • Stipends for June workshops will be paid at the end of July
  • Stipends for July workshops will be paid at the end of August
  • Stipends for August workshops will be paid at the end of September

Stipends for a few workshops are administered by other campus units. For those workshops, please check with the facilitating department for information on stipends and payment.

Stipends and Eligibility

Stipends are available to full-time tenured, tenure-track, non-tenure track faculty, and A/P employees with teaching responsibilities.

Note: A/P employees may not receive stipends for workshops attended during their paid working hours. A/P employees are responsible for working with their supervisors to ensure that they are not paid twice.

Part-time employees are not eligible for stipends.

Graduate students are not eligible for stipends, but graduate students who complete the Future Faculty workshop will receive a credit on their student accounts. If their student account is already paid in full, the credit will be refunded to them.


If you need a special accommodation to fully participate in a CTLT event, please contact the front desk at (309) 438-2542.

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