Summer Teaching Symposium

Full-time faculty are invited to join the Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE) for our annual Summer Teaching Symposium. The Summer Teaching Symposium is a multi-day event that focuses on teaching and learning strategies and renewal ideas for faculty members.

In general, the event involves workshops about teaching techniques and strategies in a breakout/conference format, as well as opportunities to discuss, mix, and exchange teaching stories and best practices with other faculty members from around campus. The focus is on reflection, renewal, and exposure to additional ideas on teaching and learning.

By the end of the event, faculty create a single PowerPoint slide to explain to their fellow participants what they will change in their courses.

Faculty must be on nine or twelve month contract; this is the one event ATLE offers which is not open to graduate students or to adjuncts. Faculty are asked to attend the entire event (in other words, do not sign up if you have competing obligations during part of the workshops).

While ATLE cannot offer compensation, participants select a modest (roughly $80) software or hardware item as part of the registration process (see the registration page for examples).

Summer 2015 Dates

The 2015 Summer Teaching Symposium (STS-02) will be held on July 21st-22nd (Tuesday-Wednesday).


Registration for the 2015 Summer Teaching Symposium (STS-02) will be available beginning May 2015. Check back then!

STS Archives

Click below for the handouts and participant materials from past STS events:

STS-01: August 5-6, 2014