Faculty and Instructor Development

Current Instructor Development Options

Open to all faculty, staff, and teaching assistants systemwide

We have gathered the following resources from across the University to support your development. Whether you have just a few minutes or several hours to invest, the following options can help you be prepared to teach no matter what form it takes.

As always, local academic technology professionals in your college, campus, or unit and central IT stand ready to help.


Just in Time

Self-paced resources

These web resources include short videos and curated lists in collaboration with campuses, colleges, and departments. Current resources include those developed by Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS), the Center for Educational Innovation (CEI), Libraries (Twin Cities), and other Teaching Support units.

Digital Access and Inclusive Course Design

Inclusive and Accessible Teaching

Universal/Inclusive design and inclusive pedagogies can create more equitable learning environments for all students, including students with disabilities, and reduce the need for retroactive modifications. For more information see UDL on Campus. Additional resources include:


Online consultations

Meet one-on-one with a consultant on pedagogical, technological, or writing topics. For topics including how to transition content online, how to use online tools, conducting course assessments, and how to create community in an online learning environment, request a consultation through TeachingSupport. For support in how to assign, coach, and grade student writing, request a consultation through Writing Across the Curriculum

60 minute

Webinars and workshops

Instructors can register for teaching and learning workshops to fit their schedules. These 60-minute online sessions via Zoom will cover topics such as: Synchronous vs Asynchronous Online Teaching, Creating Online Assessments, Using Zoom BreakOut Rooms, and many more. See more from Academic Technology Support Services (ATSS), Center for Educational Innovation (CEI) and Writing Across the Curriculum. Recorded webinars are also available.