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Welcome to Summer Institute 2018

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.

Registration is now open for all workshops!

Reserve your seat now for Summer Institute 2018! You can browse workshops below. Looking for Technology Short Courses? Check this page in mid-May for summer offerings.

Browse Workshops by Themes

This summer, CTLT has identified groups of workshops which fall into specific themes about teaching, student learning, and life in the academy. Consider registering for multiple workshops in each theme for a more robust professional development experience.

  • Your Teaching Identity
  • Encourage Critical Thinking
  • Beyond the Textbook

Your identity as a teacher impacts many aspects of your life. Explore and reflect upon these important ideas and become happier and more productive in your role.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Developing Your Teaching Persona Terry Noel 6/5 $50
Crafting your Philosophy of Teaching Bill Anderson 7/9 $50
Surviving and Succeeding as an Academic and a Mother Shelly Clevenger 7/17 $100

Move beyond the buzzwords. Find out why getting students to think critically is an achievable goal.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Student Reflection to Facilitate Critical Thinking Karen Dennis
Anna Miles
6/11 $50
Challenging Students to Reflect on Real-World Scenarios Lisa Vinney
Jennifer Friberg
6/13 $50
Cultivating Open-Mindedness and Critical Thinking in All Classrooms Janet Moore 7/12 $100
Teaching and Assessing for Critical Thinking Claire Lamonica 7/19 $50

Discover ways to entice students to learn deeply.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Community Partners Lunch and Learn Dana Karraker
Harriet Steinbach
6/7 ---
Challenging Students to Reflect on Real-World Scenarios Lisa Vinney
Jennifer Friberg
6/13 $50
Teaching with Primary Sources Maureen Brunsdale
Mark Schmitt
6/13 $100
Making Course Material Affordable Anne Shelley 7/10 $50

Browse Workshops by Teaching Keys

CTLT organizes workshops in special categories called the Keys to Enhanced Teaching. Use these keys to fit Summer Institute workshops with your professional development goals. Make a selection from the grid below to browse workshops.

  • Engage Learners iconEngage Learners
  • Make Connections iconMake Connections
  • Design Learning iconDesign Learning
  • Transform Teaching iconTransform Teaching
  • Expand Horizons iconExpand Horizons

Help students become actively invested in the learning process.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Engage Students Through Emotion Christopher Gjesfjeld 5/21 $100
Incorporating Devices into Your Lecture Julie Campbell 6/4 $50
Practical Strategies to Motivate Millennial Students Iuliia Tetteh
Aslihan Spaulding
6/11 $50
Student Reflection to Facilitate Critical Thinking Karen Dennis
Anna Miles
6/11 $50
Challenging Students to Reflect on Real-World Scenarios Lisa Vinney
Jennifer Friberg
6/13 $50
Liven Up Your Lecture Julie-Ann McFann 6/13 $50
Learning through Stories: Using Pop Culture to Enhance Student Engagement Shelly Clevenger
Scott Jordan
Leandra Parris
Eric Wesselmann
6/18 $100
The Professor, the Pupil, and the Story Tina Thompson 6/19 $50
Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Nikki Michalak
Lori Henehan
6/20 $100

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Foster and capitalize on the communal aspects of learning.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Developing Your Teaching Persona Terry Noel 6/5 $50
Community Partners Lunch and Learn Dana Karraker
Harriet Steinbach
6/7 ---
Working with International Students Mayuko Nakamura
Kasia Stadnik
Yimin Wang
John Baldwin
6/27 $100
Preparing Students for Effective Group Work Claire Lamonica 6/28 $100
Crafting your Philosophy of Teaching Bill Anderson 7/9 $50
(Re)Imagining Your Writing Intensive Course Claire Lamonica 7/10 $150
Surviving and Succeeding as an Academic and a Mother Shelly Clevenger 7/17 $100

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Craft a clear understanding of what students will learn and how they will learn it.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Introduction to ReggieNet Charles Bristow 5/21 $100
ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic Pete Pucek 5/22 ---
ReggieNet: Collaborative Assignments Steve Travers 5/23 $50
ReggieNet: Content and Organization Charles Bristow 5/23 $50
ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic Pete Pucek 5/24 ---
ReggieNet: Communication Linda Summers 5/30 $50
ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Charles Bristow 5/30 $50
Cheating in Online Classes Jennifer Peterson 6/4 $50
Design Online Discussion Forums to Engage Students and Enliven Conversations Allison Alcorn 6/25 $100
Assessment for Learning Julie-Ann McFann 6/6 $100
Making Course Material Affordable Anne Shelley 7/10 $50
(Re)Imagining Your Writing Intensive Course Claire Lamonica 7/10 $150
Teaching and Assessing for Critical Thinking Claire Lamonica 7/19 $50
Introduction to ReggieNet Charles Bristow 8/1 $100
ReggieNet: Communication Mayuko Nakamura 8/6 $50
ReggieNet: Content and Organization Charles Bristow 8/6 $50
ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic Pete Pucek 8/7 ---
ReggieNet: Collaborative Assignments Steve Travers 8/8 $50
ReggieNet: Tests & Quizzes Charles Bristow 8/8 $50
ReggieNet: Gradebook Clinic Pete Pucek 8/9 ---

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Embrace innovative teaching techniques.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Liven Up Your Lecture Julie-Ann McFann 6/13 $50
Teaching with Primary Sources Maureen Brunsdale
Mark Schmitt
6/13 $100
Cultivating Open-Mindedness and Critical Thinking in All Classrooms Janet Moore 7/12 $100

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Encourage active engagement in the world beyond the classroom.

Workshop Facilitator(s) Dates Stipend
Design and Implement a Faculty-Led Study Abroad Program Samantha Potempa
Erin Mikulec
6/5
6/12
$50
Community Partners Lunch and Learn Dana Karraker
Harriet Steinbach
6/7 ---
Working with Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Nikki Michalak
Lori Henehan
6/20 $100
Working with International Students Mayuko Nakamura
Kasia Stadnik
Yimin Wang
John Baldwin
6/27 $100
Teaching with Mindfulness Jim Almeda
Kerri Calvert
6/28 $50

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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: In order to comply with HR guidelines, hourly Civil Service and hourly Administrative Professional employees are not eligible for stipends. Additionally, salaried 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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