UAA adjunct faculty are encouraged to participate in professional development in teaching
and education technology and required to complete FERPA and Title IX training.
- Professional Development
The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) and Academic Innovations and eLearning (AI&e) provide faculty professional development opportunities throughout the year. Individual colleges and community campuses also offer training opportunities.
Pivot 3: Self-Paced Course Design & Development is available. In 2020, due to the COVID-19 situation, UAA offered two #Pivot programs to help faculty transition to remote delivery. AI&e has taken the materials developed in the #Pivot programs to develop a self-paced online workshop in Blackboard that any faculty member may enroll in and use to help with design, development, and delivery of an online course.
UAA's Teaching Academies allow our faculty and staff to work together and offer regular development opportunities for faculty to improve knowledge of teaching, learning, best practices, technology, and more.
Quality Matters provides guidelines for online course design and professional development to support your course design efforts.
The University of Alaska (UA) recently adopted new Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA) training. The training is available on MyUA. Log into MyUA employee services dashboard, select My community, select Learning library, then select FERPA. All UA employees that work with and/or have access to student information and records are required to complete FERPA training when they first join the university system. These same employees are asked to complete FERPA training annually thereafter to remain up-to-date, refresh their knowledge, and help avoid FERPA violations.
Unlike the prior training, the new FERPA training does not produce a certificate. Completion of FERPA training in the myUA Learning Library is automatically logged in Banner, the university’s student information system. The new training can be completed in 8-10 minutes.
- Title IX
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance." -Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act