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 between 1996-1997 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.
FSI Turns 20!
The first FSI took place in 1997, so this marks the 20th year of the conference! We are planning some fun things to celebrate and hope you will join us. A lot has changed in 20 years!
Key Dates (tentative)
- Call for Proposals Opens: Friday, January 15, 2016
- Call for Proposals Closes: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
- Registration Opens: Friday, March 4, 2016
- Proposals Approved & Presenters Notified on: Friday, March 25, 2016
- Registration Closes: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
- FSI Conference: Monday-Wednesday, May 23-25, 2016