The Virginia Tidewater Consortium’s 39th Annual Summer Institute on College Teaching will be held June 4-8 at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Over the years, the consortium’s summer institute has established itself as one of the best of its kind in the U.S. It is the longest operating faculty development program in the country. Designed to help faculty at every level and discipline to become more effective teachers, participants have been quoted as saying that the institute is a very intensive week that helped rejuvenate their enthusiasm for teaching.
Topics included in this year’s session are instructional innovation, testing, grading, small group strategies, lecturing, cooperative learning, technology in the classroom, course and teacher evaluation and a host of other engaging areas. The cost for the week-long institute is $800 and includes lectures, demonstrations, workshops, individual consultations and all meals. Faculty include:
- Dr. Lawrence Dotolo, president, Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (Norfolk)
- Dr. Christopher Gareis, associate professor of educational leadership (College of William & Mary)
- Dr. Mark Sarver, higher education innovator, technologist, collaborator and co-founder of One Squared Education
The Summer Institute on College Teaching is unique in that it allows faculty members the opportunity to discuss college teaching and learning in-depth with their colleagues in a non-threatening, pleasant environment. Since enrollment is limited, there is ample time for one-on-one discussion with other faculty. The institute is specifically designed to have an impact on the teaching and learning process, and hopefully have a long-term positive effect on the faculty member.