The teaching and learning function of the Academic Advancement Network is focused fundamentally on teacher learning. Our goal is to directly develop the professional proficiency of our academic colleagues and enable them to better support the success of all MSU students. We provide dynamic and responsive educator development, aligned by shared language around teaching competency areas. Through alignment and with central support, departments and colleges can co-design consistent, fulsome, credentialed, rewarded and sustainable training in teaching and learning practice for educators across roles and disciplines.
Teaching & Learning Events
Learning Communities, formerly known as Faculty Learning Communities, are ongoing discussion groups that allow MSU colleagues to gather from across departments in order to develop their skills (and even create new resources) related to a specific teaching and learning topic.
These sessions are focused on innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and assessment at the university level. These enable faculty and academic staff to explore a variety of strategies for enhancing learning and instruction. AAN partners with several other units on campus to present the following:
- Educational Technology Series
- First-Year Focused Final Fridays Seminar Series
- Learn at Lunch
- Teaching & Learning Boot Camp
- Quick Start to Teaching for Student Success: Key MSU Policies
Additional campus events related to Teaching and Learning may be found on the Calendar.
The Academic Advancement Network offers several alternatives for individual conversations about teaching and learning with any instructor of a course at MSU. Instructors may request a consultation of the following options:
- Consultations on Teaching and Learning
- Classroom Observations
- Mid-Semester Student Feedback Sessions
To schedule a consultation, observation, or feedback session, please complete this Online Request Form by following the link and signing into Google using your primary MSU NetID.
Teaching & Learning Spring Conference
Each Spring, after classes have ended, we host a conference showcasing innovative teaching that happens across the campus of Michigan State University.
Resources for Teaching & Learning
- Syllabus Checklist (2017-18–newer version available in early August)