2020 Summer Academy

  • IUP’s 2020 Summer Academy is a professional development program designed to help faculty and staff gain new perspectives and skills in using technology in teaching, organizing, and planning events, and providing support to students.

    The program includes the faculty Summer Academy, which begins on June 1, and the Summer Academy for staff, which begins June 15.

    The program will be presented in a hybrid format by instructional design specialists and faculty and staff across divisions and offices on campus, including the Center for Teaching Excellence, College of Education and Communications, Division of Enrollment Management, School of Graduate Studies and Research, Office of Human Resources, Division of Student Affairs, and IT Services.

    Quality Matters and the Online Learning Consortium will be used to guide all asynchronous and synchronous offerings for both academies.

    Summer Academy for Faculty

    The faculty Summer Academy will span two weeks. Delivery is structured both asynchronously and synchronously and is designed to enhance faculty members’ coursework and instructional delivery with an emphasis on student connectivity. Participants will both learn new strategies and techniques and will work closely with instructional design experts to design their courses.

    The intent is that participants will have the skills they need to implement best-practices in development and facilitation of coursework, while embracing the student perspective in course work development. The program also includes development of Professional Learning Communities for collaboration.

    Each cohort will offer a morning or afternoon track. There will be a maximum of 40 faculty participants per cohort, for a total of 120 accepted applicants. Accepted applicants are expected to complete all sessions.

    A detailed schedule for the faculty sessions is available. Summer Academy Faculty Schedule

    Sessions for faculty begin June 1 and run through July 17, 2020.

    Summer Academy Express

    Summer Academy Express program includes five days of synchronous sessions taught by the Summer Academy Team and will be held Monday, July 20, through Friday, July 24, 2020. 

    Academy Lunch Sessions

    Lunchtime Roundtables are discussions on various topics provided by the Summer Academy.  Live sessions and recording are available. All faculty are welcome.

    Summer Academy for Staff

    The IUP Summer Academy for staff will be offered June 15 through August 7. It will include eight different sessions customized for staff to explore various tools and techniques, to improve daily work efficiencies, and to enhance communication with stakeholders, primarily students.

    Staff members will self-select asynchronous or synchronous sessions throughout the months of June, July, and early August. Open question and answer sessions also will be provided for staff who wish to practice using tools or would like to request project design assistance.

    Schedule for the Summer Academy for Staff

    Staff professional development sessions will begin June 15, 2020. Registration links are coming soon.

    Meet the Summer Academy Team