Faculty Teaching Institute, June 2023

June 26 - June 29, 2023
Washington, D.C.

The FTI: Physics and Astronomy Faculty Teaching Institute is our flagship workshop program and is dedicated to developing faculty members' teaching practice. The next FTI will be held in beautiful Washington, D.C. from June 26-29, 2023. Registration has closed. Click here for more reasons to attend the next FTI.

This 4-day immersive workshop will dig deep into the how and why of helping students learn physics and astronomy, so you can build the type of teaching practice that you want. In the workshop we will cover things such as:

  • Managing your role as a new faculty member
  • Principles of effective teaching and learning
  • Equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom
  • How to help students learn through presentation, small group work, whole class discussion, reading, simulations, demonstrations, think-pair-share, and more.
  • How to assess students compassionately, to support their learning
  • Managing challenging teaching situations
  • Creating a teaching action plan

Financial Support Available

The National Science Foundation grant provides some registration, caregiver, and travel subsidies for participants from departments with severe financial constraints, with preference given to participants from minority-serving institutions if applications exceed the available funds. For more information and to apply for this support, please email PI Bob Hilborn at rhilborn@aapt.org.

Post-Workshop Engagement

Learn more about the FTI Faculty Online Learning Community (FOLC) and additional opportunities to remain engaged with a vibrant community of faculty interested in teaching and learning.