The National Effective Teaching Institutes (the annual basic NETI-1A and NETI-1B and the more advanced biennial NETI-2) differ in location and content but have similar structures and formats. NETI-1A is always in the city hosting the Annual ASEE Conference in June, NETI-1B comes very early in January and is always in a place with a warm climate, and NETI-2 comes in July at an unpredictable location. There's no guarantee about any particular offering, but in recent years the workshops have been in some extremely nice places.
Vancouver San Antonio Seattle
Vancouver Convention Center Marriott Waterside (Tampa)
The NETI codirectors are Rebecca Brent, Mike Prince, and Rich Felder, shown below with 2013-2014 NETI Fellow Ken Reid.
Rich, Ken, Rebecca, Mike
The participants spend two or three days working on different aspects of teaching with the facilitators and one another. Sometimes they listen to the facilitators
and they often work individually or in small groups on workshop-related activities or on their own courses, occasionally joined by one of the facilitators.
Monique Arbertha of the ASEE makes all the NETI arrangements and coordinates the registration, and whenever anybody needs anything, Monique is right there to provide it.
The breakfasts, breaks, lunches, and the first-evening reception provide opportunities for more interactions, both on and off the workshop topic.
Judging from their evaluations, almost all NETI alumni have found the workshop instructive, and their retrospective survey responses indicate that the experience had a strong positive impact on their teaching. As the pictures suggest, they also had a pretty good time.