TLISI 2011

Teaching, Learning, and Innovation Summer Institute

General Education and High-Impact Practices

How do foundational courses develop students? abilities in research and inquiry, critical thinking and critical literacy, writing and communication, understanding perspectives different from their own, and integrative learning?

What do we know about effective strategies and high-impact learning experiences? How might we strengthen courses in the first two years to increase engagement in learning? How might we challenge and support students to deepen that intellectual engagement in more advanced courses?

2012's Teaching, Learning and Innovation Summer Institute (May 21-24) explored these key themes, with a particular focus on introductory and large enrollment courses as well as foundational courses of all sizes.

Faculty participants attended one of three programs that shared these larger questions and goals, each with a somewhat different emphasis: