How can we create courses that improve student engagement and motivation? Our hands-on Active Learning Institute helps faculty transform their undergraduate and graduate-level courses into an environment for participatory learning.
Attend the Institute
The 2017 Institute will be held on Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Applications are due Friday, May 12, 2017.
Learn about the program below
“The ratio of facilitators to participants was amazing! I established a great relationship with our facilitator and group, and was able to get specific answers to my problems. Also, I appreciate that they really got to know our course concerns.”
“The hands-on application of ‘principles’ that are fundamental to good course design helped translate theory into practice.”
“I think we become too focused on our way of doing things and it is nice to have a refresher ‘course’ to take a second look.”
When and Where
The Active Learning Institute typically takes place in June. This year, the Institute will be held on Tuesday, June 6 – Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in Butler Library Room 212. Thursday’s session will be followed by a reception.
Open to all Columbia faculty interested in increasing active learning and preparing to flip their courses.
- A supportive interdisciplinary environment with a high facilitator to participant ratio.
- Opportunities to experience and reflect on active learning techniques and best practices.
- Personalized consideration of instructor’s pedagogy, disciplinary context, and course logistics.
- Experimentation with educational technology tools to help facilitate active learning inside and outside the classroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can graduate students attend?
The Institute is open to Columbia faculty. However, faculty members are encouraged to invite the designated graduate teaching assistant(s) for the course they will be developing to attend the Institute with them.