Information for Faculty

Info for SHU Faculty

Information for Faculty

You are invited to the Exhibition Session
on Friday, May 19, 2017, 11 am - 12:30 pm.

Dates and Location

Monday, May 15 to Friday, May 19, 2017, 9am to 3pm
Martire building 2nd floor, Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL) classrooms

Thematic Topic for 2017

Topic: Course Redesign
Contexts - online and/or blended and/or face-to-face

5 Day Schedule for 2017

For a detailed day-by-day schedule, click here

Program goal and description

The goal of the Summer Institute is to provide an optimal learning environment for faculty to develop innovative and effective teaching practices that integrate the digital environment using a community-based-learning approach. The array of methodologies/approaches/strategies that faculty will get to explore based on current research and emerging pedagogies may be anchored to a variety of contexts: blended, online, and/or face-to-face. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to learn with and from faculty peers about practical strategies to achieve educational effectiveness as part of a continuous improvement process.

Faculty participants will choose a course that they will be teaching in the 2017-2018 academic year, and focus on redesigning this course (or elements of the course) for enhancing their pedagogical practices. During the weeklong program on “Course Redesign”, we will build on the strength of your teaching expertise and work on three areas of course design – a) the structural design of the course, b) methodologies to build a Community of Inquiry, and c) strategies to integrate new learning technologies for interactivity and engagement.

Faculty will be provided with several scholarly resources and links to current best practices on course design. Discussions and activities will be anchored to the ADDIE model of instructional design and the Community Of Inquiry framework.  In addition, faculty will get to apply tools such as the OLC scorecard and learn about the NEASC guidelines for evaluating online learning as they develop their courses.


Prior to the start of the institute: by March 15 2017
Faculty participants will identify the course that they want to build or refine, and submit their pedagogical goals for course design to the Office of Digital Learning. Summer Institute faculty facilitators will be available to discuss, brainstorm, provide clarifications, and support you through this goal-setting process - if necessary.

During the institute: May 15 to 19, 2017
Morning sessions will be devoted to workshop presentations, discussions, and hands-on practice. In the afternoon, faculty will work individually or in groups to redesign their course (or elements of the course). A team of facilitators (faculty leaders and student assistants) will work with the participants during the afternoon sessions.

Expected Outcomes

On the last day of the Institute - Friday, May 19 2017
Based on the pedagogical objectives chosen, faculty will redesign a course (or elements of a course). On the final day of the program, faculty participants will demonstrate how they redesigned the course (or elements of the course) by showing a before/after comparison in an exhibition style forum. They will submit evidence of their work to the office of Digital Learning.

After the institute: by September 2018
Faculty are expected to apply their course redesign strategies/approaches in the classroom in fall 2017 and/or spring 2018. Based on this experience, they will share their teaching outcomes with their faculty peers. The Office of Digital Learning will continue to provide instructional design support as faculty implement their strategies.

Information on Summer Institutes from previous years

For detailed information on the Summer Institutes from previous years, please go to these links:

Institute overview Institute schedule
Workshop presentations Exemplary teaching objects designed by SHU faculty
Team of facilitators Blackboard Resources

Attendance Requirement

Attendance and participation is required for ALL five days of this program.

Stipends for Participation

Upon successful completion of the weeklong Summer Institute, and submission of their projects, faculty participants will be awarded a certificate and a stipend of $1,000.

Application Deadline | Due to your deans by Feb 1, 2017

To participate in the 2017 Summer Institute, please contact the dean of your college by February 1, 2017. Your college dean will decide the final list of participants and will send this list to the Office of Digital Learning by February 8, 2017.

Co-Participants from Academic support services

In addition to faculty participants from all the five colleges, representatives from the academic services such as the JLC, Library, Global Affairs, and Service Learning will also attend the institute.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Summer Institute and need more info, please contact Ms. Barbara Gerwien, Coordinator, Office of Digital Learning at