Learning Institutes are short events that usually consist of a keynote presentation and/or an interactive workshop.
Below are some of the previous learning institutes that have taken place. Each institute has its own page with relevant resources and further details.
On Friday, February 17th, 2012. Dr. Kathleen McKinney, Cross Endowed Chair at Illinois State University, raised expectations of SoTL and helped faculty members and administrators find mutual benefit for student learning outcomes and demonstrated contributions to the academy. The title, “Improving the Culture of Teaching and Learning Through Scholarship” reminded each of us and our colleagues to look at learning environments, teaching styles, and even technology used to enhance the learning of our students. She also helped connect this work to our strategic initiatives and helped us demonstrate the value of teaching in the life of the student and for the University in meeting our mission and living our philosophy.
Team-Based Learning is a strategy to help you hold individuals accountable and to develop the extraordinary capabilities of the team.Using a sequence of activities to reach new learning outcomes, Team-Based Learning engages students and allows them to apply their knowledge in an effective and efficient manner.
University faculty and staff met up with one another to enjoy the evening with Ken Bain.They were all engaged as he discussed his book, What the Best College Teachers Do.He discussed his research and findings on the best college teachers and how they are good at teaching.
Marcia Baxter Magolda's keynote presentation and interactive workshop on October October 15th, 2009 and October 16th 2009 was very well attended. University colleagues got together to spend an evening with Marcia Baxter Magolda. They were engaged in considering implications of findings from her longitudinal (22-year) study of student learning and development.