For a list of teaching resources

to help you move your classes online,

by visiting our Online Teaching Resource Library!

Come explore evidence-based models of instruction for the undergraduate classroom.

An introductory undergraduate class may be the only exposure many students have to the sciences. It can be the best opportunity to interest students in scientific research and careers. How will you teach?

2020 & 2021 Summer Institutes


Regional Summer Institutes will be postponed to the summer of 2021.

We offered an Online Summer Institute, led by Bill Wischusen on July 20-24, 2020.

Online Mobile Summer Institutes will be hosted at SUNY, University of California, Davis, and University of Montana. Online Mobile Institutes will also be hosted at University of Arkansas, Morgan State University, and University of Maine in the winter. All other campuses will be postponed to 2021. 

Our new Scientific Teaching Course will be hosted online this summer. Learn more.


Sign Up For Our Scientific Teaching Short Course!

Professional Development Support for Your Teaching

Following an unprecedented semester where many educators adopted emergency online teaching methods, we now face a fall term where educators are seeking support to create more effective learning opportunities and inclusive environments for students. Macmillan Learning and the Summer Institutes for Scientific Teaching have partnered to create a modular training program for all educators that will provide training and support for all educators, whether you will be teaching online, in person, or a hybrid of both.

Scientific Teaching Short Course

The Scientific Teaching Short Course is a 6-week workshop led by educators and expert facilitators who will provide comprehensive training in the fundamentals of designing student-centered, remote courses that address human needs in our current teaching and learning environment.

Offered three times through fall, this 6-week series will provide participants in the learning community with instructional strategies, networking opportunities, and peer group support.

Each week, educators will participate in a two-hour workshops on key teaching topics, including:

  • Building Community in Online and Remote Courses

  • Fostering Student Engagement and Interaction in the Remote Environment

  • Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching

  • Choosing and Using Effective Online Formative Assessments

  • Learning Theories: Applications in Remote Classrooms

  • Constructing Lab and Fieldwork Lessons for Remote Classes

Sign up now!

Join Our Next Scientific Teaching In Practice (STiP) Webinar!


The Scientific Teaching in Practice Webinar Series extends the learning and dialogue that occurs at the Summer Institutes on Scientific Teaching into a year-round community that supports and inspires evidence-based teaching. Each month, the SI community is invited to attend an interactive webinar related to the practice and dissemination of scientific teaching.  Webinars are open to SI alums as well as those generally interested in evidence-based teaching.


Registration invitations are sent via our monthly newsletter. To sign up click here.

Join Our Next SI Happy Hour!


Drop in to relax for a few minutes on Zoom each Friday, (4-5 PM EDT) to share challenges and successes around the rapid transition to remote teaching and learning. Come ready to chat with others who may be having common experiences at their home institutions.  Visit this sign up sheet if you are interested in being a host!


Registration invitations are sent via our monthly newsletter. To sign up click here.

SI News & Upcoming Events


Friday, December 18 - Happy Hour! "Teaching in a Blended Learning Environment" by Saibhavya Prabu.

Events to Follow Next Year (2021):

Jan 22: Elly Vandegrift "Fostering Connections By Making Room for Chattering Students"
Jan 29: Bryan Dewsbury "Forces Influencing Student Career Choices in STEM"
Feb 5: Sarah Leupen "Team-based Learning: Group Work that Works!"
Feb 12: Mays Imad "Teaching Critical Thinking and Information Literacy in Introductory STEM Courses"
Feb 19: Beth Beason "Reflections on Reflections"
Feb 26: Christine Andrews "Implementing Successful CUREs"
Mar 5: Joshua Caulkins "Metacognition & Self-regulated Learning"
Mar 12: John Peter Gergen and Bill Collins "Writing to Learn Techniques"
Mar 19: Lisa McDonnell "Pooling Results from At-Home Student Lab Work for Data Set Analyses"
Mar 26: Bill Davis "Scientific Teaching 2.0"

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