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 our team via email or phone. All faculty are welcome!

Free Professional Development Resources

Monday Morning Mentor

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.

Watch for announcements in the Essential News on the Western intranet. Checkout the Spring 2020 Schedule of Monday Morning Mentor videos. Videos are available now.


NISOD (National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development)

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!

PLEASE NOTE: Contact your division administrative assistant for the password to access NISOD resources.