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2014 CTE Summer Institute on Teaching & Learning

May 12th - May 16th

Goals and Objectives


Although participants may come for a variety of reasons, we have found that all participants share a common goal: we all want to be more effective teachers and improve our students’ learning. With this in mind, The CTE Summer Institute endeavors to foster an environment where faculty can: 

  • Explore what scholarly teaching means and its potential significance for professional development and student learning
  • Engage in critical reflection regarding their teaching practice
  • Rejuvenate and regenerate
  • Explore, and benefit from, Interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Learn more about the art and science of teaching and learning

Learning Objectives

At the end of this Institute, participants should be able to:  

  1. Discuss the most current research findings in how people learn (HPL).
  2. Apply what they know about HPL to their teaching practice and course design
  3. Create learning outcomes from one of their courses.
  4. Choose assessment methods to determine if those outcomes have been met.
  5. Identify the teaching techniques, methods, and activities that are most suitable for meeting those outcomes.
  6. Identify the areas of human affect that influence teaching and learning and integrate this knowledge into their teaching practice
  7. Integrate assessment in a more effective, deliberate, and systematic way.

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