Winter Faculty Institute 2013

January 22, 2013

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The University of Delaware Winter Faculty Institute was held on Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Marriott’s Courtyard Newark at UD.

The institute, designed to meet the needs of everyone who teaches at UD, featured an exciting keynote speaker, a workshop led by the keynote speaker, and UD faculty presentations.


The keynote session will be presented by Robert Steiner, director of online teacher education programs at the American Museum of Natural History. Steiner’s talk and workshop will be of interest to all faculty, particularly those who are involved with the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory, digital humanities, teacher education and online education. 

His presentation will explore the recurring and intertwined higher education themes of access, innovation and sustainability – particularly with respect to development of educational technologies. 

The morning workshop that follows the keynote presentation will provide an opportunity for faculty to explore some of the issues, opportunities and challenges raised in Steiner’s keynote address, with a particular view toward the effective integration of teaching, learning and research into their own practice at UD.

The afternoon program will complement the themes raised by Steiner, as UD faculty share recent advances in teaching and the use of technology in a diverse set of academic disciplines: accounting, biological sciences, chemistry, education, political science and interdisciplinary science learning laboratories. Additional sessions to be announced.

Tentative Schedule

The tentative schedule appears below and is subject to change.

8:30    Breakfast
9:00    Robert Steiner, keynote presentation:  Institutions in Transition:  Research, Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age
10:15  Morning Break
11:30    John Jungck, featured UD faculty presentation: Opportunities and resources for interdiscplinarity
12:00  Lunch

Event concludes at 3:45.

Free parking.

View the program from 2012