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Teaching and Learning Strategies

The programs in this section address ideas for bringing enthusiasm and energy to the work, listening to and applying student feedback, and giving back through mentoring. Find ideas to help your students navigate from the rote learning they may have grown used to in secondary school to higher-order thinking required for lifelong success. Deep learning, growth mindset, self-directed learning, curiosity, perseverance, and critical thinking are all covered in these programs.

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Active and Engaged Students

Engaged students learn and retain more. Learn how to influence students and increase participation through tactics including brain-friendly techniques, advanced preparation, mentoring, communication, and gamification. Learn how to hold students’ attention and increase their motivation.

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Course Design

Learn to plan and structure your course and create successful student outcomes. Topics include writing learning outcomes, creating assignments, adding critical thinking and active learning opportunities, structuring a flipped class, and aligning technology with pedagogy.

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Classroom Climate

Learn proven techniques for communicating and connecting with students in a variety of classroom settings. Topics here range from simple ideas like learning students’ names to more challenging concepts such as managing difficult discussions, creating an inclusive environment for gender variant students, and including introverts in class discussion.

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Assessment, Grading, and Feedback

Teaching is measured by learning, and learning is measured through assessment. These programs address everything from test writing to rubrics to conversations about plagiarism to help you evaluate student achievement and provide meaningful feedback. For online instruction learn specific methods for providing feedback to students, tools and technology that can make your time.

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Compliance

Compliance with federal laws and regulations are the responsibility of any faculty member. Learn about these higher education policies and what you must do to comply.

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Department and Program Evaluation and Assessment

Informed performance evaluation of faculty, programs, and departments— and effectively communicating evaluation findings—are critical to effective academic leadership.

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Faculty Hiring and Development

Learn to hire strategically, provide development opportunities through training in pedagogy, program implementation, communication, and mentor faculty.

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Strategic Planning

Confidently move from the drawing board to reality by implementing proven advice from other academic leaders including creating the plan, building institutional support, communicating to key stakeholders, and measuring success.

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Institutional Culture

Use these programs to help you understand and plan for topics such as implicit bias, academic integrity, change leadership, conflict management, and collegiality within their departments or institutions.

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Leadership and Personal Development

From monthly meetings to institution-wide initiatives, your leadership skills are critical to your success—and will drive the success of your faculty, staff, and students.

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Compliance and Risk Management

Compliance with federal laws and regulations are the responsibility of any academic leader. Learn about these higher education policies and what you must do to comply.

LEARN MORE

Faculty

Teaching and Learning Strategies

The programs in this section address ideas for bringing enthusiasm and energy to the work, listening to and applying student feedback, and giving back through mentoring. Find ideas to help your students navigate from the rote learning they may have grown used to in secondary school to higher-order thinking required for lifelong success. Deep learning, growth mindset, self-directed learning, curiosity, perseverance, and critical thinking are all covered in these programs.

LEARN MORE

Active and Engaged Students

Engaged students learn and retain more. Learn how to influence students and increase participation through tactics including brain-friendly techniques, advanced preparation, mentoring, communication, and gamification. Learn how to hold students’ attention and increase their motivation.

LEARN MORE

Course Design

Learn to plan and structure your course and create successful student outcomes. Topics include writing learning outcomes, creating assignments, adding critical thinking and active learning opportunities, structuring a flipped class, and aligning technology with pedagogy.

LEARN MORE

Classroom Climate

Learn proven techniques for communicating and connecting with students in a variety of classroom settings. Topics here range from simple ideas like learning students’ names to more challenging concepts such as managing difficult discussions, creating an inclusive environment for gender variant students, and including introverts in class discussion.

LEARN MORE

Assessment, Grading, and Feedback

Teaching is measured by learning, and learning is measured through assessment. These programs address everything from test writing to rubrics to conversations about plagiarism to help you evaluate student achievement and provide meaningful feedback. For online instruction learn specific methods for providing feedback to students, tools and technology that can make your time.

LEARN MORE

Compliance

Compliance with federal laws and regulations are the responsibility of any faculty member. Learn about these higher education policies and what you must do to comply.

LEARN MORE

Leadership

Department and Program Evaluation and Assessment

Informed performance evaluation of faculty, programs, and departments— and effectively communicating evaluation findings—are critical to effective academic leadership.

LEARN MORE

Faculty Hiring and Development

Learn to hire strategically, provide development opportunities through training in pedagogy, program implementation, communication, and mentor faculty.

LEARN MORE

Strategic Planning

Confidently move from the drawing board to reality by implementing proven advice from other academic leaders including creating the plan, building institutional support, communicating to key stakeholders, and measuring success.

LEARN MORE

Institutional Culture

Use these programs to help you understand and plan for topics such as implicit bias, academic integrity, change leadership, conflict management, and collegiality within their departments or institutions.

LEARN MORE

Leadership and Personal Development

From monthly meetings to institution-wide initiatives, your leadership skills are critical to your success—and will drive the success of your faculty, staff, and students.

LEARN MORE

Compliance and Risk Management

Compliance with federal laws and regulations are the responsibility of any academic leader. Learn about these higher education policies and what you must do to comply.

LEARN MORE