Program Description

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Applications for Innovation Intersession close Friday, April 12th at 8am

As Intersession is a thing of the past, the second "I" in "Double I, F, C" has been updated to Initiative.  The program formally known as Innovation Intersession is now Innovation Initiative.  

Program Description

This series of 9 workshops is designed to give faculty members the opportunity to learn the skills needed to flip a course. Flipped course design is one in which a portion of lecture materials is delivered online, providing time in class for students to work on exercises, projects, problem-solving, and discussion. Participants will receive a book on flipped classroom pedagogy and a $1500 award upon completing the program requirements.

The primary goal of this program is to support faculty in the design of an individual module for one of their classes with intensive support from staff at The Center for Teaching and Learning. The program will include workshops on good pedagogical design, online technology, and active learning in face-to-face classes. In addition, there will be Consultation & Collaboration hours for additional support during module development. There will be face-to-face sessions from 9:00 - 1:00, afternoon Consultation & Collaboration hours, and class preparation assignments between May 13th - June 20th.

Feel free to check out this document for the completed flipped module checklist and tentative schedule-at-a-glance. The face-to-face workshops will be held (tentatively) on the following days:

  • Week 1:  Workshop I – Monday May 13th & Workshop II – Wednesday May 15th
  • Week 2:  Workshop III – Tuesday May 21st & Workshop IV – Thursday 23rd
  • Week 3:  Workshop V – Tuesday May 28th & Workshop VI – Thursday May 30th
  • Week 4:   Workshop VII -- Thursday June 6th
  • Week 5:  Workshop VIII – Tuesday June 11th &  Workshop IX – Thursday June 13th

Participants should expect to spend 10-15 hours each week participating in workshops, preparing for workshops, and developing their modules. Applications will be accepted from full-time faculty (NTT or TT).  Please note that the requirement for not teaching during the Program has been eliminated for the 2023 Program.  Applications will be evaluated based on the

  • Potential benefit to the individual applicant
  • Ability to reflect and be responsive to teaching challenges
  • Well-reasoned rationale for their proposed module (specific content and why)
  • Potential benefits to other participants (skills, knowledge, and experiences)
  • Potential benefit to students (individual students and number of students)


  • Please describe your knowledge and experience, if any, you have with the flipped classroom approach?
  • Please describe a time you experience student resistance to a new teaching approach and how you handled it.
  • What topic, unit or focused theme do you plan to incorporate your flip module (accounts for 1-2 weeks worth of material in a 15 week course)?
  • Why is this specific topic a good candidate for the flipped classroom approach?
  • Approximately how many students will be impacted by your flipped module within the first year of implementation?
  • What experiences, interests, knowledge, and skills would you contribute to colleagues in this program?


  • Attend and participate actively in all 9 workshops
    • Participation includes but is not limited to in-session activities, discussions, polls, peer review, and group work.
  • Complete associated asynchronous activities on time
    • Associated activities may include but are not limited to pre-class work (readings, discussion posts, videos) as designated by the facilitators. Asynchronous work also includes activities developed by peers during the peer experience during the final week.
    • More than 2 incomplete associated activities could forfeit the stipend
  • Attend at least two Collaboration & Consultation times before the end of Week 2
  • Develop a completed flipped module
  • Present to peers/department (module or insights into the FC/intersession)
  • Publicly present at event organized by the CTL

For more information or to discuss your application for the program, please contact the Center for Teaching and Learning at 330-672-2992 or  Applications will open in early Spring.


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