Digital Learning Institute

In response to the growing interest in inclusive course design, digital learning, and technology-enhanced teaching, the Division of Teaching Excellence and Innovation (DTEI) offers a faculty development program – the Digital Learning Institute (DLI). A specific DLI theme is identified annually based on faculty’s interests, teaching needs, and higher education trends. The goal is to encourage faculty to rethink teaching and redesign their courses to foster student engagement, support learning needs, and enhance the student learning experience.

DLI By the Numbers

Faculty Participants

DLI Certificates Awarded

Courses Supported

Hybrid Learning

Hybrid and Asynchronous Online Teaching

Spring 2024

A group of faculty are invited to join the program and redesign their courses to enhance the student learning experience.

Online Teaching

Online Teaching

Spring 2023

The Spring 2023 DLI program will focus on supporting faculty in creating a quality online learning environment that embraces pedagogical excellence and enhances the student online learning experience.

Specifications Grading

Summer 2022

The Summer 2022 DLI program will focus on supporting faculty in designing their courses to facilitate Mastery Learning and Specifications Grading to encourage a growth mindset.

Various Modes of Teaching

Summer 2021

We explored various modes of teaching in preparation for the transition to post-pandemic instruction, especially “Flipped/Hybrid Course Design” for both in-person and online learning.

Remote Teaching

Spring 2020-2021

The theme of the inaugural 2020-2021 Digital Learning Institute was “Embracing Pedagogical Excellence in Remote Teaching” to prepare faculty for remote teaching in the near future.