Flipping Your Course

Flipping Your Course graphic, switch your lecture and homework assignments


The "flipped" course is a pedagogical model where the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed or switched. It introduces lecture materials in an online format so that class time can instead be devoted to problem solving, discussions, and group activities that reflect higher levels of learning.

Summer 2019 Faculty Institute Dates

We will hold a two-week faculty institute in which you can improve your knowledge and skills in designing and developing an exemplary course in a flipped format.

Monday, June 3 – Friday, June 14
Proposals due Tuesday, May 28

Who Should Attend

The institute is open to tenured, tenure-track, and non-tenure-track faculty with previous face-to-face teaching experience. Participants will receive a $1,000 faculty award to help offset course redesign costs after successfully completing all expectations listed below.

Daily Agendas

Day 1: Monday, 06/03 – Online Only

A. Log in to eCampus—you will be enrolled in the "Flipping Your Course Faculty Institute," under the Courses tab
B. Watch the introductory video
C. Discussion Board: Scavenger Hunt
D. FYC Assessment

Day 2: Tuesday, 06/04 – Face to Face, 1:00 – 4:00

A. What is Flipping?
B. Discuss Final Project
C. Video Best Practices
D. Camtasia Studio Overview
E. Identify at least one session you would like to flip during the institute

Day 3: Wednesday, 06/05 – Face to Face & Online

A. Camtasia Full Training – Face to Face (optional), 9:00 – 12:00
B. Universal Design Introduction – Online Module

Day 4: Thursday, 06/06 – Face to Face, 1:00 – 4:00

A. Blackboard Collaborate Webconferencing
B. Universal Design
C. Online Best Practices

Day 5: Friday, 06/07 – Optional Face to Face, Available All Day

A. Flipping 1-on-1 Discussions
B. Open Lab/Work Sessions

Day 6: Monday, 06/10 – Online Only

A. Assignment: Introduction Video
B. Active Learning Introduction – Online Module

Day 7: Tuesday, 06/11 – Face to Face, 1:00 – 4:00

A. Active Learning Classroom
B. Classroom Management

Day 8: Wednesday, 06/12 – Face to Face, Available All Day

A. Open Lab/Work Sessions
B. 1-on-1 Appointments
C. Poster Projects

Day 9: Thursday, 06/13 – Face to Face, 1:00 – 4:00

A. Center for Teaching Excellence: Grading & Feedback
B. University Libraries
C. University Writing Center
D. 1-on-1 Appointments

Day 10: Friday, 06/14 – Face to Face

Participants will sign up beforehand for either morning or afternoon sessions

A. Morning Final Presentations, 9:00 – 12:00
B. Lunch (provided by ITS)
C. Afternoon Final Presentations, 1:00 – 4:00


To successfully complete the institute:

  • Attend four consecutive classroom sessions
  • Submit the following by the end of the final day:
    • Outline of the course(s) you plan to flip
    • Which topics will be covered in face-to-face classes and which will be covered online
    • Rationale for choices made regarding delivery mode or method
    • Online lecture content for one class session
    • Prepare a poster session to present at the Transformational Teaching & Learning Conference

Proposal Requirements

A proposal submission is required to participate.

Proposals should include:

  • A cover page:
    • Name and title
    • Course name(s) and number(s)
    • College and department
    • Mailing address with mailstop
    • Phone number and email
  • 1-2 page narrative:
    • Why you would like to participate in the institute
    • How you plan to change your course(s)
    • What you hope to learn
    • Your anticipated outcomes
    • When you plan to teach the flipped course(s)
  • A syllabus of your existing course selected for the redesign
  • A statement of commitment that you will meet the institute expectations

´╗┐´╗┐Proposal Submissions

The number of participants is limited to available seating in the ITS classroom, approximately 20 people.

Submit a proposal by Tuesday, May 28. Attach the proposal as a Microsoft Word or an Adobe PDF file in an email to itshelp@tamu.edu. We will send selection information to participants by the Wednesday before the institute.

Contact us for more information about the faculty institute and flipping your course.