Faculty Resources Website
About Academic Excellence and Development
Access helpful information and essential resources through Western’s faculty resources website that is supported and maintained by Western’s Academic Excellence & Development Division (AEDD).
The Academic Excellence & Development Division exists to support instructional excellence. Are you looking for new methods to engage students in the classroom (or online) or to refine your practice? Curious about what instructional technologies exist and how you can use them to enhance the learning in your classroom? Need help designing your course or lesson plan?
We are here to help! Visit the Academic Excellence and Development Division in Coleman 248, or contact us via email or phone. All faculty are welcome!
LET’S TALK TEACHING BLOG
Let’s Talk Teaching is a blog designed to give Western’s faculty practical information about teaching and learning. We hope to have new posts up on a regular basis. If you are a Western faculty member and would like to write a guest post about something interesting/exciting/innovative you or someone else is doing in the classroom or online, we’d like to hear from you. Email Larry Sleznikow (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more.
Free Professional Development Resources
Each Monday morning during the fall and spring terms, you get on-demand access to a new online “mini-seminar” that you can watch anytime during the week. Seminars are just 20 minutes long — easy to fit into any schedule! Each session includes a video presentation plus supplemental materials and the complete transcript.
A password is required to access the video. The link to the online video and necessary password will be listed in the Essential News email sent to your Western email account each week.
Here’s a link to the PDF listing the Monday Morning Mentor videos for Spring 2018.
NISOD is a membership organization focused on issues of teaching, learning, and leadership at community and technical colleges. As a member, Western has access to publications such as Innovation Abstracts, a monthly webinar series, archives of past webinars and 30+ years of NISOD articles, a conference archive where you can watch videos of past keynote speakers, short podcasts that explore relevant issues, and more!