Teaching and Learning National Institute

An exciting opportunity to put teaching and learning, and the quality of students' experiences in the classroom, at the center of campus change efforts.

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).

Schedule-At-A-Glance

Due to an overwhelming response, the Teaching and Learning National Institute is full. We have established a wait list for this year.

The 2017 institute will be held July 30 - August 3, 2017.

2016 Application

Join us at the institute if you:

  • want to develop widespread leadership focused on improving student learning
  • want to address data revealing shortcomings in student learning
  • want to design a sustainable model for learning-centered professional development

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 reducing attainment and achievement gaps, student reports of being insufficiently challenged in the curriculum, embedding general education outcomes in skill-based courses, students' abilities to make connections across different educational contexts and apply what they're learning in new contexts, the quality of senior writing, or the absence of quantitative reasoning across disciplines. Participants will be supported in designing action plans to address specific issues, and simultaneously, teams will develop transferable skills and abilities that will support work on other student learning issues

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.

Minimum team size is 5. Teams should include at least three faculty, an academic administrator, and at least one other person (i.e. Center for Teaching and Learning director, an institutional researcher, a librarian, an educational technology specialist, and/or a student affairs professional). Maximum team size is eight.

The 2016 Institute will be held July 31–August 3, 2016 at The Evergreen State College.

The Institute fee is $1,350.00 per person which includes on-campus housing, all meals except Tuesday dinner, and workshops, sessions, plenaries, and materials.

Applications will be accepted until the institute is full.

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