Registration now open for Evergreen’s 2021 Summer Institutes!
The Learning and Teaching Commons is delighted to announce the 2021 Summer Institute program!! Many, many thanks to the conveners who have crafted engaging and meaningful opportunities for our collective growth as a learning organization.
Summer Institute Program
Start by visiting the 2021 Evergreen Summer Institute Program and making your choices. Space in each summer institute is limited, so make your selections soon! To aid your planning and selection, the program includes a convenient Week-by-Week schedule of all the summer institute offerings followed by detailed descriptions of each offering.
2021 summer institutes will be virtual
We so wish that we could gather in person! We REALLY miss 3D people and potlucks! But, given that we aren’t yet prepared for in-person activities AND we want to prioritize getting students back in classrooms, we’ve made the hard decision to do one more summer as remote. Each institute will have a “home room” in Canvas where you will find schedules, resources, and zoom links.
Registration Form: https://evergreensc.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8crlo4DovsXSDSm | Registration closes on May 15!
Complete the online registration form to secure your spot. Please be sure to add your name to the waiting list if an institute is full. We will make every effort to move you to all the institutes you wish to attend.
Sponsored Institutes (a snapshot)
Visit the 2021 Summer Institute Program to learn more about these institutes and 16 thoughtfully prepared community-initiated institutes.
Designing Learning Experiences that Matter (offered twice)
This institute merges the principles of intentional and universal design approaches with the opportunity to explore or deepen one’s experience with a variety of teaching strategies. You will leave this institute with a draft syllabus for the course or program you are teaching in fall. Through a conference style approach, you can craft this institute to best support your development needs.
Strategies for Social Justice Pedagogy at Evergreen
Explore the challenges and possibilities of teaching content related to social justice (including but not limited to racial justice, gender justice, and disability justice) to our students. How do we think about how to center those most impacted by structural oppression in these conversations? How do we support students in accessing these conversations from the complex spaces of marginalization and privilege they hold? How can we see education as a “practice of freedom”, as bell hooks calls it, by incorporating social justice principles in our classrooms?
Social Justice Center Opening and Trainings
In fall 2021 a new Social Justice Center will be opening on campus. This institute will highlight the center, what it is, what it is for, and how staff, faculty, and students can utilize the space! Part of the new Social Justice Center and Campus Climate and Belonging work will be a DEI Training Program. Join this institute to learn more about the center and experience a training workshop.
Holistic Advising: Supporting the Whole Student through an Equity Lens
Take part in this student-centered initiative to make an Evergreen education more accessible, equitable, and transformative for diverse students. The holistic advising model aligns policies and practices to address the whole student by meeting their basic needs, building resilience and student success strategies, and guiding the student toward curricular and professional interests.
Taking Action on Equity
This institute will lead teams and individuals through writing Equity Action Plans for their division or curricular area. Join this collective work to vitally transform Evergreen by embedding and institutionalizing equitable and inclusive practices in every effort, aspect, and level of our college.
The 2021 Evergreen Summer Institute Program includes a participant guide that contains important information that will help you make the most of your summer institute experience including information about faculty compensation.