May 21 – May 23, 2019

Hands on with High Impact Teaching Practices*

More than 30 time-intensive and short sessions, led by more than 25 faculty and WCU staff, in partnership with the Coulter Faculty Commons

* High-Impact Educational Practices: What They Are, Who Has Access to Them, and Why They Matter by George D. Kuh (AAC&U, 2008)

The Summer Institute of Teaching and Learning has been hosted by the CFC and Academic Affairs for more than 15 years and this year Summer Institute of Teaching and Learning will be held at the A.K. Hinds University Center. The program has been created to correspond with needs expressed by faculty during the past two academic years. Our format, as last year, is that one should only sign up for the events that you intend to attend.

Below, you’ll find a brief listing of this years’ sessions, organized alphabetically, while full details of all sessions are available here. This year, all sessions are approximately one hour in length.

Determining Your Schedule


There are many choices this year, and in order to help you think through the choices below, the easiest way to begin is with a review of our focus teams options. If these two options are not for you, it makes selecting the extended and single sessions much easier. 

If you are not interested in team-based learning or service learning/community engagement, begin scanning the extended and single sessions. It is possible to fit both those sessions into your schedule.

Featured Sessions & Speakers

Focus team sessions 

(time-intensive, focused sessions)
Note: Registration for a focus team inhibits the ability to register for any other session.

The time and effort commitment is more substantial than our other  sessions.

Extended session

(less time-intensive than a focus team, but with time for development and planning)

It is possible to sign up for both extended sessions and single sessions.

Single sessions

(the typical a la carte conference model)

Choose single sessions on each day of the conference. Can be combined with extended sessions.

Featured Lunch Speakers

May 23, 2019 12:00PM-1:00PM

Allison Morrison-Shetler & Carol Burton – Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk

Following lunch on our last day, May 23, we will be hosting a Gallery Walk. Faculty who are actively developing lesson plans, curricula revisions, etc. in their workshops will be invited to share out what they have developed…to facilitate cross-conversation with other faculty. Come learn what your peers are thinking about…and come share what you have developed with others!

This session is open to all…no need to register.

Register Now!