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2012 CETL Engaging Students Institute

Summer 2012 and the 2012-13 Academic Year

What is the CETL Engaging Students Institute?

In this institute, educators will explore and then incorporate student engagement techniques into their teaching. Student engagement incorporates active learning pedagogies and focuses on student motivation. There is an array of methods, some of which involve technology, that can be utilized to create active, motivated students. Participants can choose a face-to-face, online, or hybrid course to work on.Engaging Students Institute

How it will work:

An introductory workshop will be held May 24, 10 a.m. - Noon. During the introductory workshop, two additional 3-hour sessions will be scheduled during which teams of educators from various departments will work together to explore an array of student engagement methods. The group will discuss best practice literature and choose what fits best for individual instructors to optimize the impact of student engagement. Examples of student engagement pedagogies currently used by UW-EauEngaging Students Institute, Nursing Group Claire colleagues will be shared. Between meetings, educators will develop a plan for including student engagement in one of the courses they will teach next year.


By summer's end, each participant will submit a brief written plan to include student engagement techniques in at least one course that will be taught in the subsequent academic year. During the semester in which the course is taught (Fall 2012 or Spring 2013), participants will meet about once a month (4-5 times) to discuss progress and receive continued support. Participants will also gather some evidence of the effectiveness of the new curriculum and produce a brief report summarizing their project.


Participants will receive $500 CETL dollars for participating in the summer institute and completing the curriculum redesign plan; and, they will receive an additional $500 CETL Engaging Students Institute, Sciencedollars for implement their curriculum and submitting their summary report.


  • Summer: May 24, 10 a.m. -12 Noon workshop (Lunch served at 12 Noon) Attend 2 additional 3-hour discussion/work times during summer 2012 and submit a short curriculum plan.

  • Academic Year: Attend 5 hours of discussion/support during the semester the curriculum is implemented (Fall 2012 or Spring 2013) and submit a short report about the process and the results.

To register for this institute or to obtain more information, email CETL or stop by OL 1142. Application deadline is May 11, 2012.

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