Teaching & Learning

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.

Read the article: 5 Things to Know about Educator Professional Development

Teaching & Learning Events

May
13
Thu
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Every Summer Needs a Plan @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Every Summer Needs a Plan @ Zoom Webinar
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Every Summer Needs a Plan @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Angelique Davis, JD Do you often start the summer with high hopes for your writing projects, but end disappointed by your actual productivity?[...]
May
25
Tue
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Strategies for Academics Managing Careers and Caretaking during the Pandemic (and beyond…) @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Strategies for Academics... @ Zoom Webinar
May 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Strategies for Academics Managing Careers and Caretaking during the Pandemic (and beyond...) @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD This session focuses on the barriers and strategies that academics with caregiving responsibilities are using to survive academic careers and[...]
Jun
10
Thu
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Skill #5: Moving From Resistance to Writing @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Skill #5: Moving From Re... @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Skill #5: Moving From Resistance to Writing @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Naomi Levy, PhD Have you been putting off your writing all year by promising yourself that summer is when you’ll buckle down and[...]
Jun
22
Tue
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – How to Be a Strong Sponsor and Advocate for Faculty @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – How to Be a Strong Spons... @ Zoom Webinar
Jun 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - How to Be a Strong Sponsor and Advocate for Faculty @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Margaret Yacobucci More information on this session coming soon! Click here to register If you have not yet, please register with your NetID[...]
Jul
8
Thu
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Skill #6: The Art of Saying No @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Skill #6: The Art of Say... @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Skill #6: The Art of Saying No @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, PhD Are you confused about when to say “yes” and “no” to other people’s requests? Do you often say “yes” to[...]
Jul
20
Tue
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Supporting Faculty During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Supporting Faculty Durin... @ Zoom Webinar
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Supporting Faculty During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Leslie Gonzales More information on this session coming soon! Click here to register If you have not yet, please register with your NetID[...]

Cohorts

Our fellowship programs are now open to faculty and academic staff of any appointment type who have significant teaching responsibilities

Learning Communities

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.

Learning Opportunities

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:

Additional campus events related to Teaching and Learning may be found on the Calendar.

Individual Conversations

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:

To schedule a consultation, observation, or feedback session, please contact the Academic Advancement Network at AAN@msu.edu.

AAN Approach to Teaching & Learning Evaluations

 

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.

Spring Conference on Teaching, Learning and Student Success

External Resources for Teaching and Learning