1. Instructional Leadership Academy January 2014: Team Based Learning

Instructional Leadership Academy: More Rigor and More Fun with Team-Based Learning

January 8 & 10, 9:30am to 3:30pm
ITLAL Underground (Library 69)

Application Deadline: January 2, 2014. There are a limited number of seats for this Academy.

A few seats will also be available for guests (i.e., not currently on the faculty or teaching staff of UAlbany). Please contact Billie Franchini (bfranchini@albany.edu) to learn more details about policies and fees for guests.

Word is out that Team-Based Learning allows instructors to target higher intellectual goals while fostering greater student independence and accountability. The principle? Design well and then get out of students’ way while they figure things out! TBL is currently being used successfully at UAlbany by more than 100 faculty—-in undergraduate and graduate, small and large classes, in areas as disparate as Computer Science, Public Health, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Welfare, Information Literacy, History, Art, Physics, and Philosophy, to name just a few. This Instructional Leadership Academy will take you through the process of transforming a traditional course into a TBL course.

$500 will be made available to UAlbany faculty members who implement TBL in Spring 2014 and meet the following benchmarks:

** Attend two-day Academy, January 8 & 10, 2014, 9:30am to 3:30pm
** Complete substantial homework/reading assignments before Academy begins and between meetings
** Confer with ITLAL staff member on syllabus, the week before classes begin
** Conduct mid-term survey of students in Spring 2014
** Have observation of class by ITLAL staff in Spring 2014
** Meet with other Academy participants for a mid-semester lunch
** Write a brief reflection essay on the implementation

Please click Next to begin your application.