Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute (FITSI)

The Institute is offered to faculty and instructors in full-time, permanent positions at the University of New Hampshire's Durham and Manchester campuses. Programming for the three days includes workshops by UNH instructional technology professionals along with guest presentations by recognized leaders in the field. Participants are chosen through a rigorous application and review process.


About FITSI

FITSI is designed for faculty who would like to hone their technology skills and teaching strategies. The program includes presentations from leaders in the field of Instructional Technology, as well as workshops targeted on pedagogy approaches instructional strategies and technology tools that support teaching. During the event, participants will draft a teaching plan which is carried forward into the next semester.

Applications are closed for FITSI 2022.

FITSI is made possible through funding by Academic Technology and the Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs.

For more information, contact Scott Kimball.


Past FITSI Institutes

Assessment for Learning: Enhancing Learning with Equitable Assessments and Effective Feedback

June 7-9, 2022
2 Days Virtual, 1 Day in-person
 
Objectives:
FITSI participants will:
    •    Explore varied assessment and feedback options through discussions with colleagues.
    •    Examine new ways to use assessment and feedback to promote improved student learning.
    •    Utilize different technology tools available at UNH to aid in assessment and feedback strategies
    •    Evaluate their current assessment practices to look for ways to improve student learning
    •    Formulate a plan for revising assessment techniques for their Fall 2022 or Spring 2023 courses (face-to-face, online, and blended)
 
Keynote: Claire Howell Major
Claire Howell Major’s research interests are in the areas of faculty work, pedagogical approaches, technology for teaching, and online learning. She has authored and co-authored several books, including:
    •    Learning Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
    •    Online Learning: A Guide to Theory, Research, and Practice
    •    Teaching for Learning: 101 Intentionally Designed Learning Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success
    •    Collaborative Learning Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty
 
Keynote: John Hattie
John Hattie is the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement, and evaluation of teaching and learning. John is the author of:
    •    Visible Learning
    •    Visible Learning for Teachers
    •    Visible Learning Feedback
He also authored a chapter in Applying Science of Learning in Education, titled,  “Using Feedback to Promote Learning."

Silver Linings: Using the Lessons of 2020 to Build More Engaging Classrooms in the Future

June 8-9, 2021, Virtual
August 2021

2021 is the year of the 20th Annual Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute. This year, we’ll explore the lessons we learned in 2020, and identify new teaching practices we might carry forward. The two-day virtual event will include workshops, presentations, and consultation time. Participants in FITSI will propose a project to increase student engagement in their course using new techniques and/or technologies, and work on that project and assess results with staff from CEITL and Teaching & Learning Technologies.

We got to see a different side of our students and of ourselves during the pandemic. After a forced reimagining of our pedagogy, campus experience, equity, use of technology, and costs, what did we learn? As we prepare for more uncertainty, what best practices from the last year do we need to sustain? Can we use what we have learned to build more engaging and inclusive classrooms, create community and reimagine our pedagogy for a new age? There will never be a better moment to improve the quality and equity of our teaching.

José Antonio Bowen

KEYNOTE: Lessons Learned: Building Back Better - José Antonio Bowen

José Antonio Bowen has been leading innovation and change for over 35 years at Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Southampton (UK), then as a dean at Miami University and SMU and as president of a USN&WR most innovative college until 2019. He now runs Bowen Innovation Group L.L.C., and does innovation, leadership, pedagogy and D&I consulting and training in both higher education and for Fortune 500 companies in the healthcare, energy, automotive, and telecom sectors.

As a scholar, Bowen holds four degrees from Stanford University (in Chemistry, Music, and Humanities), has written over 100 scholarly articles, was editor of the Cambridge Companion to Conducting (2003), and an editor of the 6-CD set, JazzThe Smithsonian Anthology (2011). He received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship and has a TED talk on Beethoven as Bill Gates. In 2010, Stanford honored him as a Distinguished Alumni Scholar.

Bowen is a musician and has appeared on five continents as a jazz pianist and conductor with Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie, Bobby McFerrin, Dave Brubeck, Liberace, and many others. His compositions include a symphony (nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Music in 1985), and music for Jerry Garcia.

Bowen has long been a pioneer in education, classroom design and technology, featured in The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Newsweek, PBS News Hour, and on NPR (an extended media list is here). He was given a Stanford Centennial Award for Undergraduate Teaching in 1990 and has presented hundreds of keynotes and workshops around the world.

His book Teaching Naked (2012) was the winner of the Ness Award for Best Book on Higher Education from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. The sequel, Teaching Naked Techniques: A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes with G. Edward Watson (2017), was called “as rich a resource…to improve students’ learning as has been written in a generation.” For more, see his website teachingnaked.com or his education TED talks.

His focus on a better classroom experience led to innovations as an educational leader. He removed podiums and fixed computers from classrooms long before others were thinking of BYOD. He led Goucher to the nation’s first video-application, a new process-focused streamlined general education curriculum with a focus on a new 3Rs of Relationships, Resilience and Reflection, and a revitalization of the campus. Goucher has since been recognized as a top college (#11) for innovation. His new book, Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers using Relationships, Resilience and Reflection, will be released in 2021 (Johns Hopkins University Press).

After thirty-five years of innovation educational leadership, he received the Ernest L. Boyer Award (for significant contributions to American higher education) from the New American Colleges and Universities in January 2018. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) in England, is currently a Senior Fellow at the Association of American of Colleges and Universities and an Inaugural Senior Fellow for Religious Pluralism at the Aspen Institute (Inclusive America Project) and Interfaith Youth Core

 

Strategies for Flexible Instruction

Tuesday, June 9th 2020

The Fall of 2020 will pose some instructional challenges that we have never faced before. How will we include and engage students who may have to isolate, or who may have fears of returning to the classroom? How might faculty continue instruction if they cannot be on campus? In this webinar, we will examine the HyFlex course design model – a flexible course framework that offers a combination of online, synchronous, and face-to-face options (hybrid) in a course where students are able to choose when and how they attend (flexible). We’ll also discuss the addition of Zoom-enabled spaces available on campus in the Fall of 2020, and explore strategies to engage remote and local students in a single class session. Finally, we’ll discuss the benefits and challenges of asynchronous and synchronous learning.

Dr. Brian Beatty is Associate Professor of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University. He developed the HyFlex course design model, and has published this book on the model, available free.

Active Learning 2.0: Inclusive, Accessible, and Learner-Centered

June 11 to Thursday, June 13 2019
January 7 2020

This interactive keynote will shine the lights of inclusive teaching, universal design, and learner-centered theories on active learning teaching methods. Launching from current understandings of how active learning supports specific learning activities (retrieval, practice, knowledge construction), Dr. Hurney will challenge participants to explore modifications to active learning that embrace inclusive teaching principles, fully welcome all students into the learning experience and shift the responsibility of learning to the students. Participants will also have the opportunity to apply ideas from this session to their teaching.

Keynote: Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Hurney is the founding director of the Colby College Center for Teaching & Learning. In this role, she works with students, faculty, and the administration to enhance the Colby academic culture through programs that encourage fresh perspectives on the teaching and learning endeavors informed by the scholarly literature. During Carol’s 20+ years of college teaching, she has taught introductory courses to Biology majors and non-majors and developed a new core Biology curriculum with inquiry-based labs and authentic writing experiences. She has published work related to her non-majors’ course and her faculty development experiences. Carol’s experience integrating active learning strategies and other pedagogies in her teaching and faculty development work offers insights that encourage instructors to explore new pedagogical approaches for their courses.

Technology, Tools, and Techniques for Engaging Students

June 12 to  June 14, 2018
January 8, 2019

2018 was 17th Annual FITSI event. The theme was, “Technology, Tools, and Techniques for Engaging Students”.  We explored ways to enhance student engagement with new pedagogies and technologies while helping address specific instructional challenges.

Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Keynote: Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Hurney is the founding director of the Colby College Center for Teaching & Learning. In this role, she works with students, faculty, and the administration to enhance the Colby academic culture through programs that encourage fresh perspectives on the teaching and learning endeavors informed by the scholarly literature. During Carol’s 20+ years of college teaching, she has taught introductory courses to Biology majors and non-majors and developed a new core Biology curriculum with inquiry-based labs and authentic writing experiences. She has published work related to her non-majors’ course and her faculty development experiences. Carol’s experience integrating active learning strategies and other pedagogies in her teaching and faculty development work offers insights that encourage instructors to explore new pedagogical approaches for their courses.

Engaging Students with Technology-Enhanced Learning

June 13 to June 15, 2017
January 9, 2018

Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Keynote: Carol Hurney, Ph.D.

Dr. Carol Hurney is the founding director of the Colby College Center for Teaching & Learning. In this role, she works with students, faculty, and the administration to enhance the Colby academic culture through programs that encourage fresh perspectives on the teaching and learning endeavors informed by the scholarly literature. During Carol’s 20+ years of college teaching, she has taught introductory courses to Biology majors and non-majors and developed a new core Biology curriculum with inquiry-based labs and authentic writing experiences. She has published work related to her non-majors’ course and her faculty development experiences. Carol’s experience integrating active learning strategies and other pedagogies in her teaching and faculty development work offers insights that encourage instructors to explore new pedagogical approaches for their courses.

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Health Management & Policy

Kimberly Brian
Kinesiology

Kristen Clark
Nursing

Sherine Elsawa
Molecular, Cellular & Biomedical Sciences

John Franklin
Decision Sciences

Shelley Girdner
English

Khole Gwebu
Decision Sciences

Fei Han
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Kristen Johnson
Life Sciences

Michael Jonas
Applied Engineering & Sciences

Philippe Kalmogo
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Katerina Karaivanova
Psychology

Inchan Kim
Decision Sciences

Jun Li
Management

Hannah Lightcap
Psychology

Clarissa Michalak
Nursing

Amin Mohebbi
Civil and Environmental Engineering

Takahide Ohkami
Applied Engineering & Sciences

Ashley Schubert
Anthropology

Laurie Shaffer
ESL/English

Rae Sonnenmeier
Communication Sciences & Disorders

Amy Taetzsch
Agriculture Nutrition and Food Systems

Sheryl Thompson
Social Work

Hadleigh Weber
History

Sara Withers
Anthropology

Jolie Wormwood
Psychology

Kang Wu
Chemical Engineering

Ermira Zifla
Decision Sciences

Jorge Abril Sanchez
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Kathryne Brewer
Social Work

Jianhong Chen
Management

Wendy Jo Girven
Instruction

Thomas Hemstock
School of Law

Katerina Karaivanova
Psychology

Leticia Mantilla
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Cari Moorhead
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Biological Sciences

Vidya Sundar
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History

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Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

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