Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is a 3-day conference for higher education instructors and other professionals. Participants come from Illinois state universities, community colleges, private institutions, and out-of-state universities.
FSI offers presentations, workshops, and hands-on training involving the latest technological advances in education. Participants may choose to exclusively follow one of three tracks, or attend any session in any track. The tracks all correspond to this year's theme: Learn & Lead.
Networking is a main component and benefit of FSI. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and unique teaching methods with others, both in person and virtually. There are many opportunities for face-to-face networking during the conference with receptions, lunches, dinners, and sessions. Attendees are also encouraged to spread the word virtually before, during, and after the conference via Twitter, Facebook, and any other social networking site(s). Please use the hash tag #fsi2012 as you communicate virtually.
Key Dates (tentative)
Call for Proposals Opens: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Call for Proposals Closes: Friday, March 16, 2012
Proposals Approved & Presenters Notified by: Friday, March 30, 2012
Acceptance by Presenters/Facilitators: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Conference Registration Opens: Wednesday, April 4, 2012
FSI Conference: May 14-16, 2012
State universities: No charge
ION partner community colleges: $50 (ION pays the other $50)
Private institutions: $100
Out-of-state institutions: $100