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The UNC Summer Institute on College Teaching is a five-day professional development experience that provides instructors with effective strategies for improving student learning. Participants will learn how to

  • foster diverse and inclusive classroom environments;
  • optimally implement active learning techniques;
  • assess the quality of their instruction; and
  • design learning goals and effectively use class time to help students achieve those goals.
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The principles and techniques taught during the course of the week have been shown by decades of research to improve student learning, increase the number of students who complete their major, and close achievement gaps between demographic groups. Participants will also have the opportunity to provide input to university leadership on how to improve the quality of and reward exemplary teaching.

If you teach a college-level course (at any level), then please consider applying.

The UNC Summer Institute for College Teaching is an initiative of the National Academies and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.  It is supported by the College of Arts and Sciences and UNC’s Summer School.

2020 Summer Institute: CANCELLED

Interested?  Please submit an application to the director of the summer institute, Colin Wallace. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Summer Institute has been cancelled.  If you have submitted an application to the 2020 Summer Institute, then you are automatically accepted to the 2021 Summer Institute (tentatively scheduled for August 2-6, 2021).  If you have yet to submit an application for 2020, but were planning to, please feel free to submit your application for 2021.