Fall Institute

In order to propagate and inform faculty about innovative teaching practices, we have established and offered the Connected Learner Fall Institute to faculty who wishes to adopt engagement pedagogies and support the development of learning materials.

A sample of the topics covered :

  • Lightweight Teams, Project Teams
  • Active learning and flipped classrooms
  • Poll Everywhere
  • Canvas and Forcing Functions
  • Teaching Assistants 101
  • Accessibility and inclusivity

Cohort Successes

“The Fall Institute introduced me (a new faculty) to the community of faculty members in the College of Computing and Informatics who are equally passionate about integrating active learning in the classroom, and the various pedagogical techniques utilized by them to provide students a positive learning environment. The workshop also led me to improve some of my pedagogical practices and was instrumental in continuing our discussion around computer science education and research.”
– Debarati Basu, Department of Software and Information System, UNC Charlotte