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Innovation Intersession

Flipped Classroom Innovation Intersession


Innovation Intersession Group


Innovation Intersession
Above: The 2017 Innovation Intersession.

Program Description

This three-week intersession program (May 21-June 8, 2018) 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 workshop 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 and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. The program will include workshops on good pedagogical design, online technology, and active learning in face-to- face classes. In addition, there will be open “lab” hours where consultants will be available for support during module development. There will be face-to-face sessions Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:00 - 12:00 in addition to open “lab” hours and class preparation assignments between May 22nd - June 9th .

Participants should expect to spend between 15 - 20 hours each week participating in workshops, preparing for workshops and developing modules. Applications will be accepted from full-time faculty (NTT or TT) who are not teaching during the intersession. We encourage applications from multiple faculty members from the same school, campus or department. The application will require a brief description of your course and the anticipated learning module you intend to flip. A learning module will consist of 2 - 5 lessons on a focused area, topic or theme. To apply, click the button below.

Application questions include:
  • Describe your experience with the flipped classroom pedagogy (If N/A, please describe your experience with active learning techniques)
  • Describe the course in which ou propose to use a flipped-course design (no more than a sentence or two about the course, i.e. enrollment, required course, Kent Core, etc.)
  • What topic, unit or focused theme within the course do you plan to "flip" and why is it a good candidate for the flipped approach (no more than 150-300 word maximum0?

Expectations for participants

  • Participation in all 9 workshops (Tues, Wed, Thurs  |  May 21 - June 8  |  9:00 - 12:00)
  • Completed module
  • Presentation of module to peers/department
  • Presentation at University Teaching Council Celebrating College Teaching Conference Symposium

Application for 2019 Innovation Intersession will be open beginning January, 2019.

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

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