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CO Bottleneck Initiative - STEM Summer Institute

Call for Participants
STEM Summer Institute: Problem-Based and Active Learning 
in the STEM Classroom

Deadline to respond is August 2, 2013

The CSULA Center for Effective Teaching and Learning (CETL) has received Chancellor’s Office funding to offer a STEM Summer Institute for those interested in incorporating Cooperative Problem-Based Learning (CPBL), Team-Based Learning and/or Active Learning in their STEM courses. The Institute will also showcase ways to include technology such as tablets and student response systems (e.g., clickers, web polling) into their classes. This four-day event is for CSULA STEM faculty open to new discovery in their own teaching and learning and who are willing and able to learn new technology tools. Faculty need not have extensive knowledge or experience of educational technology to apply, but all applicants should have basic experience using Moodle, PCs and web-based software. The Summer Institute will take place Monday, September 9 - Thursday, September 12, 2013. Institute participants will receive a $250 stipend for their participation.

At the conclusion of this Institute, participants may apply for a year-long Academic Success Academy to work on course redesign to implement these pedagogies into their STEM classes. Selected Academy participants will receive course release time during one quarter of the 2013-2014 Academic Year. Applicants for the Academy must attend this STEM Summer Institute as a prerequisite.

Application Process and Timeline

  • Please ensure you can attend all 4 days of the Summer Institute: Monday, September 9 - Thursday, September 12, 2013
  • Complete the online application at (You will be asked to upload a syllabus for the class you would like to redesign)
  • Application deadline: Friday, August 2, 2013
  • Institute members will be notified by Monday, August 26.

For more information, please email