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ITS Summer Institute for Faculty 2012: Flipping Your Course
Published: June 15, 2012
Call for ProposalsThe flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. A flipped format introduces lecture material in an online format so that class time can be spent on problem-solving, discussion, and group activities that reflect higher levels of learning. Read more about flipped classrooms on EDUCAUSE's site.
Instructional Technology Services (ITS), a department of Texas A&M Information Technology, supports faculty in their efforts to commit to learning for a lifetime by offering professional development targeting the integration of technology into the teaching/learning process. Beginning in the summer of 2012, ITS is conducting a 5-day Faculty Institute in which participants have an opportunity to improve knowledge and skills in designing and developing exemplary courses in a flipped format. Days 1-4 consist of 3-4 hours of instruction followed by 3-4 hours of lab time during which participants may work on their own projects with ITS assistance readily available. On the morning of day 5, participants will share their projects with the other participants. Those participants with online experience may choose to opt-out of days 2-4.
Session 1: July 16-20
Session 2: August 13-17
Participants will receive $2,000 to help offset course redesign costs after successfully meeting all expectations as listed below.
Who Should ApplyThe Faculty Institute is open to tenured and tenure-track faculty and lecturers with previous face-to-face teaching experience.
ExpectationsExpectations for successful completion of the Institute:
- Attend 5 consecutive daily sessions (see the second paragraph above for exceptions)
- Submit the following by the end of the 5th day:
- Outline of the entire course to include what topics will be covered in face-to-face classes and what will be covered online, with rationale for choices made regarding delivery mode or method
- Online lecture content for one class session
Proposal RequirementsThe proposal will include:
- A cover page:
- Course name and number
- Applicant's name and title
- TAMU campus and mail address
- Applicant's college and department
- Applicant's phone number and email
- Identify which session you prefer to attend
- 1-2 page narrative:
- Why you want to participate in the Institute
- How you plan to change your course
- What you hope to learn
- Anticipated outcomes
- When you plan to teach the flipped course
- A syllabus for the existing course selected for the redesign
- A statement of commitment to meet the Institute expectations
Please submit your proposal before July 1, 2012 as a Microsoft Word or an Adobe PDF document attached to an email to email@example.com. Selection information will be sent to applicants by July 9, 2012.
Contact Dr. Carol Henrichs or Mr. Jeff Kurtz in Instructional Technology Services at (979) 862-3977 with any questions regarding this Institute.