This year’s Faculty Institute on Teaching and Learning is taking a rather different approach. In fact, the daylong conference—set for May 22—is entitled “Faculty Institute on Unlearning.”
“The idea behind this conference is that unlearning can be transformative,” said Lynn Wild, associate provost for faculty development and The Wallace Center. “By examining our current attitudes, beliefs and habits, we can better understand what may be holding us back from achieving our goals, and in the process, transform ourselves and our work.”
This is the 14th year that the Institute has been held. This year, the program features four speakers who will talk about their experiences in “unlearning.” The speakers are:
The program, set for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 22 at the RIT Inn & Conference Center, 5257 West Henrietta Road, will also feature workshops and an expo with interactive displays on such areas as sustainability, wellness and work-life balance.
The Institute is open to all RIT faculty, free of charge. Anyone interested in attending can register online at https://www2.rit.edu/fitl.