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

Nov
30
Mon
2020
9:00 am SOIREE (Spartan Online Instructional Readiness Educational Experience) @ Zoom Session
SOIREE (Spartan Online Instructi... @ Zoom Session
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am
SOIREE (Spartan Online Instructional Readiness Educational Experience) @ Zoom Session
SOIREE (Spartan Online Instructional Readiness Educational Experience) workshop was created to help you better prepare to teach online. Each workshop will take about 15-20 hours total to complete. You will learn online pedagogical principles and[...]
Dec
9
Wed
2020
10:00 am Assessment Options Beyond the Exam @ Zoom Session
Assessment Options Beyond the Exam @ Zoom Session
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Assessment Options Beyond the Exam @ Zoom Session
Assessment Options Beyond the Exam, led by Dr. Andrea Bierema: This workshop is for any MSU educator who is looking for resources and help with formative assessments and alternatives to exams, quizzes, and papers such[...]
1:00 pm Exam Design @ Zoom Session
Exam Design @ Zoom Session
Dec 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Exam Design @ Zoom Session
Exam Design, led by Dr. Casey Henley: This workshop is for any MSU educator who is looking for resources and help with academic integrity on summative quizzes and exams. We will focus on writing multiple-choice[...]

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