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What is the Faculty Summer Institute?
Who should attend?
What is the location of the FSI 2006?
What is the registration fee?
What does registration include?
How do I register?
What kinds of activities occur during the conference?
Can I receive CEU's for attending this conference?

What is the Faculty Summer Institute?

The Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is an annual conference on learning technologies for faculty and staff of educational institutions. Included in the program for this year's FSI are hands-on sessions in computer labs, discussion sessions and presentations on a wide variety of topics, an electronic showcase session, and social activities to allow participants to get to know and learn from one another.

The Institute will:

  • introduce faculty members to the use of learning technologies, such as the World Wide Web and asynchronous conferencing
  • introduce participants to the use of the internet and computer technologies in teaching and learning
  • advance the knowledge of those already familiar with the World Wide Web and its uses in education
  • create a network for sharing in the development of the curriculum and use of learning technologies
  • provide an opportunity for faculty teaching in similar disciplines to share best practices

Who should attend?

  • Faculty
  • Advisors
  • Counselors
  • Instructional Designers
  • Division Chairs/Department Heads
  • Library Staff

The FSI is directed at faculty and staff preparing to begin teaching and learning in the online environment.

What is the location of the Faculty Summer Institute?

The FSI 2006 will be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. View directions.

What is the registration fee?

Participants from Associate Institutions do not have to pay for registration.

The Registration Fee for participants from non-associate institutions is $250. Accepted methods of payment: Check, Purchase Order, Credit Card

A 10% discount will be given to groups of 10 or more. Please contact Terri George for more information or to schedule a group rate.

See Registration Information

What does registration include?

  • All presentations including keynotes, workshops, forums, poster sessions, and roundtable discussions.
  • Vendor's Exhibit Hall
  • Opening Reception on Monday, May 22.
  • Lunches on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24
  • Dinner on Wednesday, May 24.
  • Participation in drawings during the Exhibition Hall, Lunches, and Dinner
  • Access to conference materials posted online

How do I register?

See Registration Information

What kinds of activities occur during the conference?

Keynote Speakers:

Workshops: Hands-on sessions conducted in computer labs that center on hands-on exercises and learning activities.

Forums: Breakout sessions that feature a successful practice, program, or key issue related to online teaching and learning, or a demonstration of a technological or pedagogical approach.

Roundtable Sessions: a personal and interactive setting for exploration of key issues related to each conference track.

Can I receive CEU's for attending this conference?

FSI 2006 is offering CEU credit issued from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Office of Continuing Education. Faculty who wish to participate will receive 1.5 CEU credits pending approval. Faculty must attend at least 80% of the scheduled events to receive credit. A form for those faculty who wish to participate will be included in the registration packet.

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