Instructional Development and Support

Driven to imagine, design, and realize ideas that enhance the teaching and learning experience, the Office of Faculty Development, Instructional Design team, and newly renamed Instructional Technology Center have joined forces to provide educators with the resources, support, and technology they need to succeed. Discover the many ways we can help you take your teaching to the next level!

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Office of Faculty Development

The Office of Faculty Development fosters a supportive culture of inquiry and teaching, and is dedicated to finding ways to help all learners succeed and thrive. We are here to assist instructors every step of the way,  by providing:

  • A faculty/instructor perspective on teaching, learning, and development
  • Links to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives and professional development opportunities
  • Departmental professional development and retreat programming
  • Workshops and events related to teaching and learning
  • One-on-one consultations in support of faculty and instructors’ professional development goals
  • Teaching observations
  • Science of learning projects to encourage innovation

Instructional Design

Imagine. Design. Create. The Instructional Design team helps empower departments and individual instructors to explore and implement innovative solutions to the challenges they face related to teaching and learning. 

We collaborate with departments and individual instructors on:

  • Course design and organization through formal or informal course development process
  • Development of learning objects and learning activities for all modalities
  • Continuous improvement through course review and specialized training
  • Resolutions for classroom management issues
  • Strategies for instruction focused on learner engagement, motivation, and achievement
  • Innovations in curriculum, instruction, and learner experience design

Instructional Technology Center

Technology can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. We are here to help. The Instructional Technology Center offers in-person and virtual support to guide you through:

  • Troubleshooting technological questions related to the Learning Management System (LMS) 
  • Using Mediasite, iClicker, publisher content, and any other objects used in the LMS
  • Building LMS content
  • Navigating Western Essential Studies (WES) technology-related issues