Active Learning Summer Institute (ALSI)

Applications will be open in
Mid-November 2023 for ALSI 2024!

The Active Learning Summer Institute is an intensive course redesign experience to increase student engagement and success by implementing active learning techniques. The Center for Teaching and Learning hosts the Active Learning Summer Institute (ALSI). Open to all full-time faculty, this intensive course (re)design institute promotes increased student engagement and success by implementing active learning techniques.

Institute funding has been designated to support the participation of 24 current, full-time faculty members (tenure track or non-tenure track) who will attend the institute during the summer and then teach their redesigned course during the following academic year. Faculty selected to participate will receive $7,500 for completing the institute and course redesign.

During the three-week institute, daily sessions will include a discussion of active learning pedagogy and other evidence-based teaching practices, workshops to explore the application of pedagogical techniques and structured work time where faculty will progress on their course design.

Outside of formal institute sessions, faculty work independently and with consultant partners to finalize their courses for implementation during the subsequent academic year.

By the end of the institute, participating faculty will be able to design interactive instructional, assessment, and learning technology strategies that foster ongoing student engagement, motivation, and reflection.