The Active Learning Institute: Design and Implementation of an Intensive Faculty Development Program


By designing and implementing a long-term faculty development program called the Active Learning Institute, a large research university began shifting the culture of teaching and learning on campus. Faculty across ranks and disciplines are participating in this series of workshops and demonstrating measurable changes to their teaching through the increased use of active learning strategies and the decreased use of lecture. In this article, the author describes the design of the Active Learning Institute and its successful implementation in its first two years.