Institutes

OFD Institutes are focused, multi-day workshops in which participants engage deeply with a single topic. Dates and topics vary from year to year, but past institutes have been held during Spring Break and during the two weeks following Spring Commencement. Past topics include:

 

Course Design Institute
Do you have a new course to develop for Summer or Fall term? Or, maybe you need to redesign a course that you’ve taught for a while, but is beginning to feel dated or “stale?” Join the Office of Faculty Development in our Course Design Institute. By participating, you will be able to:

  • Apply a research-based model of course design to develop or enhance your course
  • Reflect on expectations and assumptions about students and how they learn
  • Write or revise course learning objectives to ensure clarity and relevance
  • Promote active learning and student engagement by developing course activities appropriate for your learners
  • Develop clear methods to assess and give feedback on student learning
  • Ensure overall alignment between course learning objectives, activities, and assessment methods

Applications for the Course Design Institute are now closed.
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Scholarship of Community Engagement Institute
Are you interested in exploring how to connect your scholarship to the community or to design effective projects in collaboration with community partners? Do you want to study how integrating service learning into your course can improve student learning outcomes? Are you interested to learn about research methods useful to conduct engaged scholarship? These are just a few of the topics that you could explore by attending the Office of Faculty Development’s Scholarship of Community Engagement Institute.

Participants gain knowledge in the unique aspects of conducting research on community engagement as well as hear from experienced engagement researchers. They begin work on their Scholarship of Community Engagement projects and receive feedback from their fellow participants as well as session leaders.

Participants attend (virtually or in-person) support sessions throughout the academic year with the expectation that their experience will culminate with presenting their research at the Office of Faculty Development’s Teaching and Learning Symposium.

OFD’s expectation is that participants will attend all sessions in their entirety. Pending availability of state funds, participants receive a mini-grant that can be used to support their research projects.
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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Institute
Are you an NC State instructor who wants to work collaboratively with peers to develop successful research projects focusing on teaching and learning? Consider applying to the Office of Faculty Development’s Summer Institute on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).

The SoTL Institute typically takes place over three days. Participants learn how to conduct a SoTL research project as well as hear from experienced SoTL researchers. Participants begin work on their SoTL projects and receive feedback from their fellow participants as well as session leaders. Participants attend (virtually or in-person) support sessions throughout the academic year with the expectation of presenting their research at the Office of Faculty Development’s annual Teaching and Learning Symposium.

OFD’s expectation is that participants will attend all sessions in their entirety. Pending availability of state funds, participants receive a mini-grant that can be used to support their research projects.
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