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

Aug
12
Thu
2021
2:00 pm NCFDD – Skill #7: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Skill #7: Cultivating Yo... @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 12 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Skill #7: Cultivating Your Network of Mentors, Sponsors & Collaborators @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Erin Furtak, PhD Do you have a reliable and strong network of mentors? Are you struggling to cultivate mentoring relationships? Do you know[...]
Aug
24
Tue
2021
10:00 am Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom Session
Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom Session
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom Session
The Teaching and Learning Orientation is offered to bring together educators new to MSU from across campus to explore and exchange ideas about quality and inclusive teaching, as well as find community among the large[...]
2:00 pm NCFDD – Supporting Trans* Scholars @ Zoom Webinar
NCFDD – Supporting Trans* Scholars @ Zoom Webinar
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
NCFDD - Supporting Trans* Scholars @ Zoom Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: D-L Stewart, PhD More information about this session coming soon! Click here to register If you have not yet, please register with your[...]
Aug
31
Tue
2021
10:00 am Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom session
Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom session
Aug 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Teaching and Learning Orientation @ Zoom session
The Teaching and Learning Orientation is offered to bring together educators new to MSU from across campus to explore and exchange ideas about quality and inclusive teaching, as well as find community among the large[...]

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