UA System 2018 Scholars Institute

Welcome to the 2018 UA System Scholars Institute website!

The 2018 Institute will be held at The University of Alabama at Birmingham on May 10 and 11, 2018.

Our theme this year is - Using Technology to Collaborate through Leadership, Teaching, Research and Scholarship.

The Scholars Institute fosters a shared community of knowledge among members of the three UA System campuses. It brings us together to discover and discuss technology best practices in our teaching, research, and service. We expect more than 200 faculty, instructors, and staff member attendees and, again this year, each campus may have up to 10 graduate student attendees/presenters. Colleagues from other area institutions, including K12 schools, often attend as well. Participation by a variety of disciplines, multi-campus representation, and a strong cross-section of faculty and staff members make the Scholars Institute more effective for everyone.

Since 2004, the UA System Scholars Institute has been hosted by one of the UA System campuses, rotating between The University of Alabama, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, and The University of Alabama in Huntsville. The Scholars Institute supports system-wide collaboration and encourages a shared community of knowledge for implementing best practices into the use of technology in the teaching, learning, and research processes. The Institute is an important professional development initiative for faculty in their use of technology in teaching and learning, particularly in support of the adaptation and use of new approaches to teaching with technology. Presentations emphasize quality, evidence of impact, tools, and pedagogical and practical approaches. The Institute also provides hands-on opportunities for practice and implementation of classroom and online tools.

Online registration will close on Wednesday, May 9 at 5 PM CT. If you would like to attend and did not register online, please come to the registration desk on the third floor of the Hill Student Center and they will assist you.

Register for the 2018 UA System Scholars Institute

A block of rooms have been reserved for our event at the DoubleTree Hotel at a special discount rate. Please use the link below to make your reservation. Discount rates will be available until April 30.

Discount reservations at DoubleTree Hotel