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The Summer Institute on Teaching is the flagship event of the Faculty Commons, and we spend all year trying to make it the most meaningful event it can be. It is a labor of love, and we know why we are excited to bring all who teach at UD this great program. So we asked last year’s participants why they love SIT and here’s what they told us.

I love SIT because it… Stays true to its mission

Over 90% of survey respondents said that SIT met the vision of: creating an engaged and celebratory atmosphere around teaching and supporting our students.

I love SIT because there are… Concrete Takeaways

“I loved the session by Bill Lewis on Reading. He gave me practical things to think about to improve my teaching.”

“I learned so many things that I plan to use right away! I’ll more effectively use the time at the beginning and end of class, use the online tools that Stephanie Foote discussed, and use several of the open sources that I learned about. I learned so many things that it is difficult to summarize.”

I love SIT because there is… A Sense of Community

“The schedule is packed, but there is great social time at the end of the first day.”

“I feel welcome and that my input is valued.”

“Including everyone who teaches at UD in SIT is excellent—thank you for changing the name of the institute to reflect the inclusion of everyone.”

“The benefits I experienced went beyond teaching. I also met new colleagues, formed connections with presenters, and even got ideas for people I might contact to help move my research forward. Getting together at high quality events like this is important for the overall functioning of the university. Teaching effectiveness is a topic that touches all of us, which makes it a good one to gather around.”

Are you ready to feel the love?

The 2019 Summer Institute on Teaching takes place June 5-6/ Pre-registration for SIT opens soon. If you want to be among the first notified when seats are available, sign up here.

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