Summer Institute

We are delighted to confirm that the Summer Institute will take place in a virtual format during the week of June 8-12, as originally scheduled.

For more information, please visit our Olin College Virtual Summer Institute website.

 Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences is a weeklong interactive workshop for faculty teams engaged in a curricular change effort at their own institution. Through participatory workshops, immersive design exercises, and presentations from experts, teams of faculty learn about, experience, and practice effective, engaging teaching approaches for new and meaningful STEM curricula. Through the Summer Institute experience, we aim to create a learning environment for participants that 

  • Embraces creativity, prototyping, iterating, and dreaming big,
  • Introduces a set of tools, concepts, and language about student-centered experience design,
  • Promotes exploration of participants' contexts in new ways and provides insight into what we do here at Olin, and
  • Builds community among educational change agents.

Together with others from comparable institutions, you and your team develop concrete action plans for curricular change. Sessions are highly participatory and challenge individuals and teams to continually consider new ideas and put novel approaches into practice. Institute attendees acquire a new lens through which to view their projects, an expanded repertoire of techniques and solutions, and concrete steps to take their plans forward.

Past attendees have ranged from provosts and deans to new faculty members and everyone between. 

Here are some highlights from the 2018 Summer Institute:

Summer Institute 2018 by Olin College of Engineering on Exposure