Active Course Design Institute  


Wednesday-Friday May 6-8, 2015

Prepare for the next semester by spending a few days learning

more about active learning teaching techniques at the

Center for Teaching and Learning’s Active Course Design Institute!   

     The Active Course Design Institute (ACDI) will take place from Wednesday, May 6, through Friday, May 8. The Institute will feature two attendance options for participants:

1. À la carte.  Each morning will feature content seminars from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with a bonus session on Friday at 1:00 p.m. These sessions will be open to all interested faculty.  Come to as many as you’d like.  You’ll receive a certificate for each workshop attended.  

2. Full Institute.  If you’d like to get a jump start on designing or redesigning a course to incorporate active learning, attend all of the morning seminars, AND stick around for working sessions from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday). The afternoon sessions are designed for you to work on a specific course, with CTL staff available to provide assistance. Participants in the full institute will receive lunch each day and a letter recognizing their completion of this faculty development program. More importantly, upon completion of the institute, you’ll have a new course ready (or well on its way to ready) to roll out next semester!


Institute Schedule Summary

Wednesday, May 6

Wednesday seminars will introduce active learning concepts and discuss how to begin planning to (re)design a course to be more student-centric.


Thursday, May 7

Thursday’s seminars will get more into the nuts and bolts of designing, conducting, and assessing courses that follow an active learning model.


Friday, May 8

Technology is not required for active learning, but does provide many ways to help facilitate it. Friday’s sessions will cover a variety of technology tools that you and your students can use to create content, manage collaboration, solve problems, and more. 


See the attached pdf document for a full list of available ACDI workshops.


To register for any of the morning sessions, or the full ACDI event, Click here or see the menu link on our Events page.

IDT/CTL Website

IDT/CTL Website

IDT/CTL Website

Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) have undergone several changes in the last year. The CTL was launched to enhance the services previously offered through the CITE. Complementing the physical improvements, we are redesigning our web presence (which currently includes both and into a single, integrated site. As we plan our new website, we would like your input on how the site can be most useful to you. Please use this link to provide your input

Register for Workshops and Programs

The CTL offers a wide range of teaching and learning professional development opportunities.

View and register for upcoming offerings.

Classroom Technology

The Instructional Design and Technology Office in LRC 112 supports your classroom technology needs.  Please refer to the IDT website for scheduling AV equipment, media and assistance with installed technologies.

Faculty Focus Video Series

Faculty utilize many different techniques to engage students in the classroom.  In this video series we will interview instructors employing creative or innovative teaching methods in the classroom. In addition to the interview, we will have a glimpse into the classroom to see the interaction between students as well as the instructor. Take a look at our first video in the series as we follow Adonna Rometo in "Digestion in Action: Active Learning in a Physiology Lecture." 

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