What the Best College Teachers Do
June 19-21, 2013
New York City Area
18th Annual International Summer Institute; Call 973-847-9049 to reserve your spot.
A Three-day institute based on Ken Bain’s award-winning and best selling book What the Best College Teachers Do* (Harvard University Press, 2004), and featuring some of the subjects of the 15-year study of excellence in college education. Institute combines resources of Northwestern University, University of Texas, University of Virginia, Rhode Island School of Design, Assumption College, and Vanderbilt University. This year’s program will also feature ideas from Ken Bain’s new book What the Best College Students Do* (Harvard University Press, 2012).
*Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an Outstanding Book on Education and Society (2004)
*Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for an Outstanding Book on Education and Society (2012)
Apply Early. Highly Competitive. Limited Admissions. Early Applicants Receive Special Consideration.
This year’s outstanding teachers include
- Jeanette Norden, Biology, Vanderbilt University, who was the first holder of the Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the University;
- Ann Woodworth, Theatre, Northwestern University, who holds the Charles Deering McCormick Chair for Teaching Excellence;
- Andy Kaufman, Literature, University of Virginia, whose course “Books Behind Bars,” has revolutionized thinking about the teaching of literature and the Humanities;
- Jim Lang, English, Assumption College, author of the Chronicle’s regular column on teaching excellence and author of three books on college teaching, including one dealing with academic dishonesty that Harvard Press will publish this year;
- Charlie Cannon, Industrial Design, Rhode Island School of Design, whose Innovation Studio created a new model for collaborative learning in any discipline.
- Ken Bain