Innovation Intersession


Innovation Intersession2018
Above: The 2018 Innovation Intersession.

This program will most likely be held in-person, health and safety precautions permitting.  

The application process for the next Intersession Program will begin Spring 2022.  Click here for an information sheet related to the Spring 2022 Intersession Program

Program Description

This four-week intersession program (May 19-June 8, 2021) is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to learn the skills needed to flip a course. Flipped course design is one in which a portion of lecture materials is delivered online, providing time in class for students to work on exercises, projects, problem-solving, and discussion. Participants will receive a book on flipped classroom pedagogy and a $1500 award upon completing the program requirements.

The primary goal of this program is to support faculty in the design of an individual module for one of their classes with intensive support from staff at The Center for Teaching and Learning. The program will include workshops on good pedagogical design, online technology, and active learning in face-to-face classes. In addition, there will be Consultation & Collaboration hours for additional support during module development. There will be virtual synchronous sessions from 9:00 - 1:00, afternoon Consultation & Collaboration hours, and class preparation assignments between May 20th - June 9th.

Feel free to check out this document for the completed flipped module checklist and tentative schedule-at-a-glance. The face-to-face workshops will be held on the following days.

  • Thursday May 19th
  • Friday May 20th
  • Tuesday May 24th
  • Thursday May 26th
  • Tuesday May 31st
  • Thursday June 2nd
  • Monday June 6th
  • Tuesday June 7th
  • Wednesday June 8th

Participants should expect to spend 20 hours each week participating in workshops, preparing for workshops, and developing their modules. Applications will be accepted from full-time faculty (NTT or TT) who are not teaching during the intersession. Applications will be evaluated based on the

  • Potential benefit to the individual applicant
  • Ability to reflect and be responsive to teaching challenges
  • Well-reasoned rationale for their proposed module (specific content and why)
  • Potential benefits to other participants (skills, knowledge, and experiences)
  • Potential benefit to students (individual students and number of students)


  • Please describe your knowledge and experience, if any, you have with the flipped classroom approach?
  • Please describe a time you experience student resistance to a new teaching approach and how you handled it.
  • What topic, unit or focused theme do you plan to incorporate your flip module (accounts for 1-2 weeks worth of material in a 15 week course)?
  • Why is this specific topic a good candidate for the flipped classroom approach?
  • Approximately how many students will be impacted by your flipped module within the first year of implementation?
  • What experiences, interests, knowledge, and skills would you contribute to colleagues in this program?


  • They will NOT be teaching during intersession
  • Attend and participate actively in all 9 workshops
    • Participation includes but is not limited to in-session activities, discussions, polls, peer review, and group work.
  • Complete associated asynchronous activities on time
    • Associated activities may include but are not limited to pre-class work (readings, discussion posts, videos) as designated by the facilitators. Asynchronous work also includes activities developed by peers during the peer experience during the final week.
    • More than 2 incomplete associated activities could forfeit the stipend
  •  Attend at least two Collaboration & Consultation times before the end of Week 2
  • Develop a completed flipped module
  • Present to peers/department (module or insights into the FC/intersession)
  • Publicly present at event organized by the CTL

For more information or to discuss your application for the program, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 330-672-2992 or


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