UConn ECE hosts a number of multiday professional development opportunities that we call "Summer Institutes." Our Summer Institutes are opportunities for UConn ECE Instructors to come on campus and engage deeply in the materials and discussion of their department. These events occur shortly after the academic year and are usually reading, writing, and laboratory intensive seminars that are designed to energize and reconnect UConn ECE Instructors with their discipline in a professional setting. Summer Institutes have a small registration fee but provide many academic resources, networking opportunities, and a fun environment to learn. The English Department offers an annual Summer Institute, but we have also offered Summer Institutes in many STEM disciplines, Spanish, and American Studies. For more information, contact Brian Boecherer.
UConn ECE English Summer Institute, June 25-27 at UConn’s Hartford Campus, $75
Multimodal Composition in First-Year Writing
UConn’s First-Year Writing Program is putting more attention on multimodal composition as an essential part of the FYW experience, and this year’s ECE English Summer Institute is designed to help UConn ECE Instructors respond to this challenge. The three-day seminar and workshop will introduce UConn ECE Instructors to current scholarship and practices in multimodal composition and provide a supportive, collaborative environment for experiments with classroom applications of this work. Each day will feature a new focus (e.g., “Using Sound in Composition Courses”), and we will also examine the UConn-specific goals for FYW multimodal composition along the way. For additional information, contact UConn ECE English Faculty Coordinator Scott Campbell.