Shift gears with our summer workshops! 

These workshops will all be offered in the workshop space in downstairs Edwards house. Contact Joe Murphy at the CIP for more information. If you've participated in one of these workshops before, we'd love to have you join us again! All times Eastern.

Semester to Summer: May 23

Summer is a time of reflection and renewal (and preparation!), and the CIP is offering a session to help you get the most out of the next few months and return prepared and rejuvenated for the fall.  We have ideas to help you structure a summer work plan that includes time for research, writing, and restorative time that is perhaps more necessary now than ever. Please consider joining us on Thursday, May 23, in Edwards House, from 10 a.m. to noon (with breakfast starting at 9 a.m.).


What Works 2024: May 30 - 31

Join us for our annual online conference! See the conference webpage for agenda and registration.

Course Design Institute: June 3 and 5

Our annual Course Design Institute provides faculty with a supportive atmosphere for designing new courses and making improvements to existing ones. We follow a “backward design” process which integrates course goals with assessment strategies and instructional methods. The workshop meets in person for two days, Monday, June 3, and Wednesday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with time set aside for shared meals and individual work sessions.


Summer Book Club: June 18 and 25, July 9 and 16

Join us for lunch and discussion with your colleagues this summer at the CIP’s book club! This year we’ll be reading "Verified" by Mike Caulfield and Sam Weinberg.

In an age of instant access to an amazing amount of information, how can we identify red flags, get a quick sense of context, and make better use of all the resources we have? Caulfield and Wineburg present a set of useful, research backed techniques which will be useful for our classrooms and our social media streams.

Our “slow motion” book club meets June 18 and 25 and July 9 and 16, discussing approximately 50 - 60 pages of the book each week.


Summer Writing Groups

Do you have a conference paper or a book proposal to write, data to analyze, a manuscript to revise, a book to complete? Try joining your colleagues in a writing group!

Writing groups are helpful for people at all career stages and in all phases of the writing process. All summer writing groups will be in the 3-hour format, but feel free to come late or leave early if that suits your schedule better. We will be offering all of our groups in a hybrid format so that you may choose to participate in person or virtually. 

Writing groups will run from June 3 - August 23.