National Effective Teaching Institute (NETI) workshops aim to enhance participants' teaching skills by introducing literature-based best practices. These workshops are intended to give the participants information and some hands-on practice in the elements of effective teaching. They also provide the participants with opportunities for networking with other faculty interested in effective teaching and ideas that they can use in faculty and graduate student development programs on their own campuses. Participants should therefore be (and usually are) among the better teachers on their campuses, as opposed to teachers having problems and seeking assistance. Although participants generally teach engineering courses at various levels, some past participants have been from other technical disciplines.