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Project ACC Summer Institute on Active & Engaged Teaching

June 4-8, 2018 | 8AM to 1PM | EVC

The information on this page shares details about our first two summer institutes from 2017 and 2018. We will update the page in Spring 2019 to support our upcoming 2019 institute.

The Project ACC Summer Institute on Engaged and Active Teaching is an application-only program led by the current Project ACC Faculty Fellows. This week-long event includes interactive plenary and breakout sessions that will give you tools necessary to explore and pilot engaged & interactive teaching strategies in your classroom.

The goal of research based Active Teaching is to engage students in classroom activities that promote analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of course material. Educational techniques, such as group work and peer interaction, stimulate student-centered learning that encourages students to reflect, analyze, and apply course material. In addition, Active Learning increases student engagement and enjoyment while also promoting deeper learning.

Compensation Information
Compensation for the 2018 Summer Institute includes a $300 stipend for all participants who successfully complete the Institute and an additional $300 stipend for any faculty who opt to pilot new techniques in their Fall 2018 courses. (Second stipend requires the submission of a proposal and final report.)

Participants must attend every session to receive their stipend (a working breakfast and lunch will be included).

Optional Stipend for Completing a Fall 2018 Pilot:

  • There are FIVE steps to earning a stipend of $300 for planning and running a pilot of a new teaching strategy in at least one Fall 2018 class.
  • This option is ONLY available to participants who earned the first $300 stipend for complete attendance AND who have NOT been selected as Faculty Fellows.
  • The entire process (with links to all required forms) is outlined below.
  • Please note that failure to meet any requirements by the deadlines may result in the forfeiture of your stipend.

Timeline for the Project ACC Pilot Stipend Program (updated for 2018 summer institute)

Step One – Complete the Pilot Proposal Form by August 20, 2018
Step Two – Receive your mentor assignment and contact your mentor by August 31, 2018
Step Three – Run your pilot in at least one Fall 2018 class
Step Four – Complete the Pilot Report Form by March 29, 2019 (the week after Spring Break)
Step Five – Receive stipend of $300 by end of Spring 2019 Semester


  • The two forms above have saving enabled, but if you plan to save your work, you must set up an account to do so FIRST.
  • There are instructions on each form for how to create the account, and you’ll use a separate account for each form.
  • If you do not see a “save” AND “submit” button at the bottom of your form, you do not have saving enabled, and all information will be lost if you attempt to create an account.
Materials from the 2018 Summer Institute

The second Project ACC Summer Institute on Active & Engaged Teaching was held June 4-8, 2018. Take a peek here for all the materials related to that event.
Summer 2018 Program
Summer 2018 “Recipe Cards” with great teaching tips
Presentation Materials from 2018 Institute
Video of Faculty Group Presentations from 2018 Institute – coming soon

Materials from the 2017 Summer Institute

The first Project ACC Summer Institute on Active & Engaged Teaching was held June 5-9, 2017. Take a peek here for all the materials related to that event.
Summer 2017 Program
Presentation Materials from 2017 Institute
Video of Faculty Group Presentations from 2017 Institute

More About Project ACC
Project Active and Collaborative Communities (Project ACC) is a faculty-driven fellowship creating an environment and culture of collaboration and active learning strategies at ACC. Faculty Fellows have been selected from across ACC Areas of Study. They are faculty peers who are passionate about learning more about active teaching. The goal of this project is to increase student learning and success through Active Learning Strategies and create a culture of sharing these practices among faculty.
You can learn more about Project ACC here: http://sites.austincc.edu/fctl/project-acc/

Check back in Spring 2019 to apply for the 2019 Institute

Learn more about the 2018 Summer Institute