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Summer Innovation Institute (SII) Cohort I

SII

Our first Summer Innovation Institute (SII) was held August 19 - 30, 2013. 16 full-time faculty participated in the first ever offering of this two-week intensive, transformational workshop focusing on the development of exemplary Blackboard (Bb) courses. Faculty attendees learned how to utilize learning technologies and functionality to increase student learning and engagement. They examined and modified course materials, discovered new techniques for flipping the classroom, and delved into pedagogical theory combined with hands-on course development opportunities. Click here to view the Schedule

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SII Cohort One

Cohort I Participants - Summer '13


Program Objectives:

  • Offer concise, practical, relevant technical instruction in an institute setting to improve the quality of online pedagogy and current courses at USD
  • Improve the quality of Blackboard courses for hybrid or online course delivery, and to give new and existing faculty the tools to become better online course facilitators
  • Help faculty rethink how they're teaching to improve their students' learning experiences, increasing out-of-class learning and in-class activities
  • Integrate tools that will help faculty to build pedagogically sound online courses that enhance student learning, including the development and deployment of multimedia in faculty's courses

The SII consisted of:

  • 2 jam-packed weeks of Blackboard, pedagogical theory and integrated technologies
  • 16 full-time faculty
  • 5 ATS support staff
  • 27 hands-on workshops and activities
  • 10 guest speaker presentations
  • 7 broad-spectrum topics

Cohort I Participants

Bradley Bond

Bradley Bond

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Christopher Newman

Christopher Newman

Assistant Professor
School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Susan Bonnell

Susan Bonnell

Associate Professor, MEPN
School of Nursing

Jack Pope

Jack Pope

Professor, Mathematics and Computer Science
College of Arts and Sciences

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Lisa Burgert

Assistant Professor
Education/Psychology Librarian
Copley Library

Alberto Pulido

Alberto Pulido

Professor/Chair, Ethnic Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

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Jason Chen

Assistant Professor of Accountancy
School of Business Administration

Carl Rebman

Carl Rebman

Associate Professor of Information Systems
School of Business Administration

Leeva Chung

Leeva Chung

Professor, Communication Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

Vivek Sah

Vivek Sah

Assistant Professor in Real Estate
School of Business Administration

Simon Croom

Simon Croom

Professor of Supply Chain Mgmt.
School of Business Administration

Steve Sumner

Steve Sumner

Associate Professor of Economics
School of Business Administration

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Ana Estrada

Associate Professor of MFT
School of Leadership and Education Sciences

Annette Taylor

Annette Taylor

Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Veronica Galvan

Veronica Galvan

Assistant Professor of Psychology
College of Arts and Sciences

Zhi-Yong Yin

Zhi-Yong Yin

Professor, Marine Science and Environmental Studies
College of Arts and Sciences

 

"My team and I would like to sincerely thank our Cohort 1 faculty participants who spent two precious summer weeks with us. This was a true opportunity for us to be able to work with our remarkable faculty, sharing their desires to enhance and improve students' academic experience using the technology and resources available. We were truly inspired by working closely with each of them and value the experience."

Shahra Meshkaty and the iTeam