COMMUNITY SEMINARS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
Tuesdays, 1-2pm | View the schedule
Community Seminars are led by UAF teachers who’ve had success with a particular aspect of or approach to teaching and learning — i.e. Contract-based Grading, Supporting Student Mental Health, Discovery-based Group Projects, and more. By discussing their experiences as well as topical resources and research with participants, teachers learn in community.
Teaching with the Accelerator
Accelerator partners are always putting on special events and responding to requests from faculty. If you’re interested in sharing your expertise with others, get in touch! If there are topics or workshops you’d like to see, let us know!
Faculty often conduct presentations in collaboration with the eCampus Instructional Designers. Our Design Team here at UAF provides more pedagogical opportunities than any other unit on campus and each is an experienced ecucator and expert educational technologist. Use this form to reserve your seat at upcoming events.
Faculty Learning Communities
Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) bring faculty together from across UAF to study and create shareable resources around a current topic in teaching and learning. In 2019-2020, FLCs included Trauma-Informed Pedagogies, Best Practices for High-Enrollment Online Courses, and Best Practices for Dual-Enrollment Online Courses. See all FLCs here.
Provost’s Faculty Development Team
Certify your teaching
Quality Matters (QM) is a non-profit organization that sponsors peer-reviewed quality improvement for online courses. The QM rubric features 46 high quality standards, and in addition to getting their courses certified, faculty have the opportunity to become certified as peer reviewers for Quality Matters.
Learn from Colleagues
Spotlight Courses is a presentation series highlighting quality online courses at UAF. Selected by UAF eCampus’s Design Team, these courses represent high quality, innovative, student-centered online course design. The UAF community is invited to Q&A’s with the course instructors on the third Friday of every month (10-11am). Alternatively, faculty can explore the archives on their own time.
Learn at your Own Pace
iTeach Online is a self-paced course that offers foundational training in online course design. Through a series of 5 modules, faculty learn how to build a solid online course. This course takes most faculty 25-30 hours to complete. It’s self paced with feedback from experienced instructional designers. Faculty are eligible for a certificate upon completion.
If you’re interested in working through iTeach Online with a cohort, please email Kendell Newman Sadiik.