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

Mar
11
Thu
2021
2:00 pm SKILL #3: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice @ Webinar
SKILL #3: How to Develop a Daily... @ Webinar
Mar 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SKILL #3: How to Develop a Daily Writing Practice @ Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Carlita Favero, PhD   Are you sick of working all the time without making progress on your writing projects? Are you tired of[...]
Mar
23
Tue
2021
2:00 pm Navigating Faculty Career Transitions: Getting to Mid-Career and Beyond @ Webinar
Navigating Faculty Career Transi... @ Webinar
Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Navigating Faculty Career Transitions: Getting to Mid-Career and Beyond @ Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Lisa Wolf-Wendel, PhD The focus of this session is on helping faculty develop a plan to navigate their faculty career, with a focus[...]
Apr
8
Thu
2021
2:00 pm SKILL #4: Mastering Academic Time Management @ Webinar
SKILL #4: Mastering Academic Tim... @ Webinar
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
SKILL #4: Mastering Academic Time Management @ Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: NCFDD Admin New faculty members commonly describe: Working long hours but making little progress on their research and writing A sense of loneliness[...]
Apr
27
Tue
2021
2:00 pm Strategies for Centering Instructor Identity in STEM Education @ Webinar
Strategies for Centering Instruc... @ Webinar
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Strategies for Centering Instructor Identity in STEM Education @ Webinar
Presented by the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD) Facilitator: Tazin Daniels, PhD In this webinar, we will talk about how to productively center and leverage your social identities in your role as[...]

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