General Information

About FSI

The Faculty Summer Institute (FSI) is a three-day conference that brings faculty members and instructional-technology professionals together each May at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Attendees come from across Illinois and as far away as Canada. The conference features keynote presentations, networking, and hands-on training on the use of modern communication and information technologies in higher education.

Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and teaching methods in person and virtually. Networking is a main component of the Faculty Summer Institute, and there are many opportunities for social engagement during receptions, scheduled activities, and concurrent sessions.

FSI was founded in 1996 when the Presidents and Chancellors of Illinois public universities called for the development of an Inter-institutional Faculty Summer Institute on Learning Technologies. Since then, this popular conference has been supported by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, directed by a succession of steering committees, and enjoyed by all who appreciate the ideas and information shared at this annual event.

Attendees are encouraged to spread the word virtually before, during, and after the conference via Twitter (#fsi2015), Facebook, and any other social media sites.

Key Dates

  • Call for Proposals Opens: Friday, January 16, 2015
  • Call for Proposals Closes: Monday, March 2, 2015
  • Proposals Approved & Presenters Notified by: Friday, March 27, 2015
  • Registration Opens: Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Registration Closes: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • FSI Conference: May 27-29, 2015

Schedule at a Glance

All events will be held at the I Hotel and Conference Center, except as noted.

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Wednesday, May 27

10:00 am–5:00 pm Registration Conference Center Lobby
12:00–1:30 pm Welcome Lunch & Speaker Illinois Ballroom
2:00–2:50 pm Concurrent Sessions I Conference Center
3:00–3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions II Conference Center
4:00–4:50 pm Concurrent Sessions III Conference Center
5:30–8:00 pm Dinner &
Keynote Speaker: Karen Vignare
Illinois Ballroom

 

Thursday, May 28

8:30 am–5:00 pm Registration Conference Center Lobby
9:00–9:50 am Concurrent Sessions IV Conference Center
10:00–10:50 am Concurrent Sessions V Conference Center
11:00–11:50 am Concurrent Sessions VI Conference Center
12:00–1:30 pm Lunch &
Keynote Speaker: Kelvin Thompson
iIllinois Ballroom
2:00–2:50 pm Concurrent Sessions VII Conference Center
3:00–3:50 pm Concurrent Sessions VIII Conference Center
4:00–4:50 pm Concurrent Sessions IX Conference Center
5:00–6:30 pm Poster Reception Chancellor Ballroom
6:30 pm Social Dinner Outing on your own  

 

Friday, May 29

8:30 am–12:00 pm Registration Conference Center Lobby
9:00–9:50 am Concurrent Sessions X Conference Center
10:00–10:50 am Concurrent Sessions XI Conference Center
11:00–11:50 am Concurrent Sessions XII Conference Center
12:00–1:30 pm Closing Lunch &
Keynote Speaker: Anthony Piña

Illinois Ballroom

Session Evaluation Form

Use this form to evaluate the sessions and posters. You will need to enter the session/poster number for each submission.