Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute

The Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute (FITSI) is a hands-on learning experience that takes place each year on the Durham campus. Applications are open to faculty, instructors and graduate student.



  • Networking

    FITSI faculty make connections with colleagues.

  • Explore

    FITSI faculty explore technologies that support teaching and learning.

  • FITSI Faculty in Session
    Teaching Challenges

    FITSI will provide time to investigate common instructional challenges and solutions.

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FITSI 2020

FITSI will include an online webinar on June 9, 2020. The two-day event January 12 -13, 2021 has been cancelled.


FITSI 2020: Engaging for Success: Techniques and Technologies for Improved Learning


Throughout the FITSI experience, you will work in cohorts to explore an Instructional Focus related to revisions you wish to make in one of your courses.

Instructional Focus Options:


  1. Inclusive Course Design – Improve student access by designing inclusively and universally
  2. Adaptive Learning – Deliver custom learning experiences to your students
  3. Learning Analytics – Analyze student data in Canvas to inform changes in course design and improve student outcomes 
  4. Re-thinking Assessment and Feedback - Use teams, projects, games, peer assessments, and other methods to engage and assess students. 

FITSI is comprised of three parts:


  1. Webinar and online content June 9, 2020
  2. Events on campus in late Summer or early Fall, as circumstances permit
  3. Two day on campus event January 12-13, 2021

By applying to participate, you agree to the following:  


  • Integrate at least one new strategy/technology into a course for the purposes of increasing student success, access and engagement     
  • Work with your cohort peer group, Learning Architects, Learning Designers, and others from Academic Technology to assess instructional technology needs in your school or college that would improve student success       
  • Be an advocate for using technology as a tool to improve student success and engagement through new knowledge and skills in your teaching practice.