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  • From book clubs to teaching strategies to technology fundamentals, WMUx hosts an array of events and training sessions to help you learn, develop, and grow.

  • Explore a range of topics curated by WMUx to bolster your success and enhance the learning experience, including best practices on course design, teaching, and assessment tips.

  • You don't have to do it alone. WMUx offers extensive ways to partner together to get you the teaching and learning support you need.

  • From summer seminars to learning communities to fellowships, WMUx offers a variety of engaging and rewarding programs.

  • Celebrate your fellow WMU faculty and staff who have received both internal and external funding awards, as well as honors bestowed upon them for outstanding scholarship.

  • Whether you are early in your teaching career or are an experienced educator, WMUx offers support every step of the way. Explore what services are available for you!

WMUx Learning Communities

Learning communities offer instructors the opportunity to explore a topic in-depth, collaborate on new models of practice, and create a tangible product, such as a revised syllabus, a redesigned course module, or a new delivery mode. Each learning community is facilitated by a WMUx instructional designer or Office of Faculty Development staff member.

Teaching for Thriving

Explore recent research, practical advice, and individual experiences
in order to determine concrete actions that can be taken in the
classroom to reduce systemic exclusions and enhance inclusive
student engagement.

HyFlex / Flexible Modalities

Discover what flexible learning can look like at WMU and in your own
area of focus. Collaborate and converse with those who are testing
out different ideas and doing research to improve practice and our
student outcomes.

Virtual Reality

Examine emerging technologies, spend time experiencing virtual
reality applications, and receive support in crafting a lesson plan
centered around a chosen virtual reality experience.

Early Career

Designed for new faculty, as well as faculty who are approaching their
fourth year review, focus on a number of activities to prepare for
tenure and promotion review.

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