Faculty & Instructor Development - Summer/Fall

Current Instructor Development Options

Open to all faculty, staff, and teaching assistants systemwide

Are you starting to think about how to prepare to teach your next course? As always, local academic technology professionals in your college, campus, or unit and central IT stand ready to help. In addition, 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.

Just in Time

Stand-alone resources

These web resources include short videos, curated lists, and other documents developed as needs arise and/or 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.

Are you interested in teaching at a distance, but your coursework includes experiential learning? Systemwide discussions were convened to generate and share creative solutions for doing experiential instruction online. Ideas and effective practices that were generated as well as session recordings are available from CEI, and this YouTube playlist includes recordings for all sessions.


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.

Online Teaching

for Teaching Assistants

Specialized, modular, programming will be provided for those serving in Teaching Assistant roles that do not include being instructor of record or leading discussion sections.  Examples of possible topics include: grading, effective office hours, facilitating small groups during lab/discussion. Participation in this program can be encouraged by departments as part of unit-level Teaching Assistant training. Programming will be delivered in August/September.