The Faculty Institute

The thirteenth annual Faculty Institute will take place May 15-16, 2014, on the Pleasantville Campus. The primary purpose of The Faculty Institute is to promote teaching excellence and collaboration. 

The Faculty Institute addresses current practices of teaching and learning. But this year we are asking ourselves if we can “unlearn” in order to empower our teaching. We will look at such areas as assessment, teaching methodologies, pedagogical tools, and strategies for differentiating our instruction to reach an array of learners. What can be “undone” to enhance our teaching as well as the students’ learning experience? New for this year’s Faculty Institute are 90-minute workshops facilitated by your colleagues. These workshops will be active sessions for you to work on a teaching method and to experience some different teaching techniques. Workshop topics are: 

Day two of the conference we hear from Ken Bain, Ph.D., author of two bestsellers – What the Best College Teachers Do and What the Best College Students Do.  Please click on the "Keynote" button above to learn more about Dr. Bain and his "Un-Keynote" address.  As well, please check out our tentative schedule to see a listing of all the exciting sessions planned for the Faculty Institute. 

For questions, please contact CTLT at

The Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development &
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology