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Flipping the Classroom: A Two-Day Faculty Workshop

June 18-19, 2014
206 Stimson Hall

Deadline extended to June 9th!

In this workshop, you'll develop a plan to flip a class in one of your courses. You'll explore ways to make material available outside of class, brainstorm activities you can do during class time, and design processes to connect in- and out-of-class materials to ensure students are learning.


    • Explore concrete strategies for “flipping” courses.
    • Build a community of faculty members engaging with “flipping” pedagogy.
    • Consider pedagogical strategies for teaching with an iPad or other tool.
    • Explore techniques for exposing students to content before class.
    • Identify in-class activities that facilitate learning.
    • Select methods that reach diverse learners and improve student learning.
    • Develop an individual plan for “flipping” in an upcoming course.

Guest Speaker Dr. Sandi Connelly

Dr. Sandi Connelly

How I Flipped My Class ( using tools and techniques that transfer across disciplines and by building a strong community of practice)

Dr. Sandi Connelly, Assistant Professor of Biology at RIT's Gosnell School of Life Sciences, has implemented innovative strategies to improve learning and retention in her classes, from small groups of majors to very large general education courses. She has led numerous presentations and webinars on university teaching and assessment, has published white papers on assessment in and out of the classroom, is leading two grants investigating learning transitions for students and the cause and effect of DWF rates on student retention, and is writing a manuscript on the effect of in-class personal connections on retention of university freshmen.  In addition, Dr. Connelly maintains an active undergraduate aquatic ecology research lab with hearing and deaf students and a very active professional service component at her University.

In recognition of her passion for teaching, Connelly was awarded the Richard and Virginia Eisenhart Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching 2011, an award that recognizes assistant faculty with less than three years teaching at RIT.  

Applying to the Workshop

Participation is by application only, and is open to all faculty. Space is limited to 20 participants.The application deadline has been extended to June 9th; applicants will be notified of acceptance by June 13th.

Completed applications should be submitted via email to or campus mail to: Center for Teaching Excellence, 420 CCC.

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