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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.


2022 Summer Institute

For the first time since 2019, we are planning to offer an in-person Summer Institute during the summer of 2022!  The 2022 Summer Institute for College Teaching will be held June 20-24, 2022.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out an application and submit it to the director of the summer institute, Colin Wallace.  Note: We intend to follow public health recommendations for our in-person Summer Institute in order to best protect the health of all participants.  Depending on the course of the pandemic, we may need to make changes to the format and schedule of the Summer Institute.  Any changes will be communicated to all participants as soon as possible.

Questions?  Please contact Colin Wallace.