The Applied Learning Summer Institute

The Applied Learning Summer Institute

What is The Summer Institute?

Summer Institute SunEvery summer before classes begin, ETEAL hosts a two day conference full of programming and workshops about Applied Learning. This is The Summer Institute, an event where experts from within UNCW and across the nation gather to facilitate workshops on teaching practices and techniques. There are also many activities and discussions within the Institute designed to help Faculty and Staff understand Applied Learning here at UNCW, to formulate Applied Learning lesson plans, to understand how to get the resources and support they need to carry out an Applied Learning initiative, and so much more. If you're interested in hearing more about how this year's Summer Institute went, check out the Summer Institute Report!

Coming July 26th and 27th - The 2017 Applied Learning Summer Institute!

Every year we host a Summer Institute that provides tons of great faculty development opportunities, hands-on applied learning and critical reflection sessions, opportunities to network and meet other faculty and staff in applied learning projects across UNCW, and so much more! This year our keynote speaker is Todd Zakrajsek and UNCW faculty and staff can attend his talk on July 26th at no cost! Come share your applied learning experiences, learn about the latest pedagogies and classroom technologies, form collaborative partnerships across disciplines, and learn about funding opportunities for your applied learning ideas! 

To Register, please follow the registration link below and if you have any questions please contact 

Past Summer Institutes

The 2016 Applied Learning Summer Institute

2016 ETEAL Applied Learning Summer Institute

The 2016 Summer Institute saw more than 100 attendees engage in two full days of hands-on, applied workshops, sessions, presentations, and events between July 26th and July 27th. Keynote Speaker Dr. Linda Nilson presented an excellent address and workshop on creating self-regulated learners and strategies to help students improve their own self-awareness and learning skills. With more attendees and activities than ever, the 2016 Applied Learning Summer Institute provided a wealth of opportunities for faculty, staff, and administrators to all share their applied learning experiences and insights as well as form new collaborative partnerships!

2016 Applied Learning Summer Institute Presentations, Resources, and Materials:

The 2016 Summer Institute Report

The 2015 Applied Learning Summer Institute

The 2015 Applied Learning Summer Institute

Between July 28th and 29th in 2015, ETEAL and the ALTC hosted our fourth annual Applied Learning Summer Institute and engaged over 80 UNCW faculty, staff, and administrators in two days of hands-on applied learning experiences. From our Be-a-Student experiences that put participants in the role of students entering an applied learning course to Dr. Tricia Kelley's keynote address, the 2015 Summer Institute provided more applied learning opportunities than ever before. For more information on the Summer Institute, please see our 2015 Digital Packet, along with other materials hosted below.

2015 Summer Institute Report

ALSI 2015 Tools and Technology session

The 2014 Applied Learning Summer Institute

Summer Institute 2014 Table DiscussionsThe 2014 Summer Institute was our largest yet with over 70 staff and faculty members in attendance. Featuring nationally-recognized speakers Peg Weissinger (Dee Fink & Associates) and Laura Cruz (Western Carolina University) For more information on the event itself, you can read the Executive Summary of our report on the Summer Institute or our Full Report for more in-depth information and discussions:

Summer Institute Resources - by Year