Regional & Online Summer Institutes

Overview

 

The Regional and Online Summer Institutes are intensive multi-day workshops held throughout the United States that introduce STEM educators to the principles of evidence-based teaching. Participants include college and university faculty and future faculty in STEM fields from both research- and teaching-intensive institutions. Each year, approximately 200 participants attend one of up to six “regional” Summer Institutes, which draw faculty teams from institutions in a proximal geographic region.   In the summer of 2021, we will only offer an Online Summer Institute as specified below.

 

A Note for IRACDA Applicants

Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Awards (IRACDA) Postdoctoral Scholars are given priority status to attend a Regional Summer Institute. The Summer Institutes are an excellent opportunity for IRACDA postdocs to develop their teaching skills and prepare to join the next generation of biomedical educators. For more information, please contact nationalinstitutesonST@gmail.com.

2021 Regional & Online Summer Institutes Schedule

NIST 2021 Online Summer Institute

Led by Bill Wischusen

in partnership with Macmillan Learning

Monday, July 26-30, 2021

12-5 PM ET / 11 AM - 4 PM CT / 10 AM - 3 PM MT / 9 AM - 2 PM PT

 

Dates & Details

The NIST Online SI will take place on Macmillan's newest online learning platform, Achieve, from July 26-30, 2021.  Each day will include online sessions from roughly 12-5 PM ET / 11 AM-4 PM CT / 10 AM -3 PM MT / 9 AM-2 PM PT; outside of those times, participants will be expected to do anywhere from 2 to 2.5 hours of individual work per day. 

The NIST Online Summer Institute is designed for STEM faculty, grad students, and postdocs new to teaching. In this five-day institute, participants will experience a thorough introduction to the Three Pillars of Scientific Teaching: Inclusivity, Active Learning, and Assessment. By examining relevant research, working online in small peer groups facilitated by experienced instructors, and performing structured work independently, participants will develop a deep understanding of research-backed pedagogies proven to increase student success (ie, "scientific teaching").
 
Throughout the week, participants will design an evidence-based, inclusive teaching activity. Each day will be split between independent work, large group activities and lessons, and small group work. On the final day of the program, participants will present their teaching activities to the entire group. By the end of the institute participants will have observed, evaluated, and collected a portfolio of innovative teaching approaches, instructional materials and practical strategies for enhancing student learning that can be adapted to their own teaching environments.

MIDWEST

Rice University

Postponed to 2022

Application Deadline: TBA

 

*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 40 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Regional Site Leaders: 

Dr. Beth Beason-Abmayr, (bbeason@rice.edu),

Teaching Professor, Department of BioSciences,

Rice University

Dr. Elizabeth Eich, (lizmc@rice.edu),

Associate Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Inquiry, Professor in the Practice, BioSciences,

Assistant Director of RESST Program

Adjunct Lecturer, Program In Writing & Communication,

Rice University 

 

CALIFORNIA

University of California, San Diego

Postponed to 2022

Application Deadline: TBA

 

*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 40 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Regional Site Leaders: 

Dr. Stanley Lo(smlo@ucsd.edu),

Associate Teaching Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Mathematics and Science Education,

University of California San Diego.

Dr. Christine Andrews,

Faculty Instructor of Biology,

Lane Community College

Dr. Lisa McDonnell,

Associate Teaching Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology,

University of California San Diego

Dr. Angelika Zissimopoulos,

Assistant Professor of Instruction and First-Year Adviser, Undergraduate Engineering, Northwestern University

NORTHEAST

MacMillan Learning Center, Manhattan, New York

Postponed to 2022

Application Deadline: TBA

 

*Please be advised that if we reach maximum capacity of 40 applicants before our deadline, we will close the application process early.

Regional Site Leaders: 

Dr. Peter Gergen, (john.peter.gergen@stonybrook.edu), Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology,

Stony Brook University

Dr. Jennifer Knight, (jennifer.knight@colorado.edu), Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)

Colorado University, Boulder