Professional Development

aie-professional-developmentWe believe that "a commitment to teaching is a commitment to learning" and those who continuously make an effort to commit to their own professional development should be supported and recognized. We strive to encourage community within and throughout the UAA system and beyond. We believe that social connections and mentorship is at the heart of positive and successful teaching and learning experiences. Come and join our learning community.

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Learn how to:
  • Create pedagogically sound face-to-face and/or online courses
  • Implement online course design and redesign processes
  • Adopt eWolf ePortfolio, Blackboard Learn and/or Blackboard Collaborate tools in course design and facilitation
  • Identify and integrate accessibility standards for online materials and resources into course design
  • Adopt Quality Matters standards for online course development

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Collaborative Learning Communities

We strive to encourage community within and throughout the UAA system and beyond. We believe that social connections and mentorship is at the heart of positive and successful teaching and learning experiences.


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  • eLearning Workgroup

    Consisting of faculty and support staff from across UAA, this voluntary group convenes bi-monthly, and includes subcommittees that focus on current trends and research in eLearning. 

  • National Affiliates

    We offer resources through funding UAA’s memberships with national educational entities:

    •     WICHE ICE
    •     New Media Consortium
    •     AAEEBL
    •     Sloan-C 
  • UAA Techology Fellows

    Instructional technology leaders from all UAA Campuses who serve as models and mentors for their colleagues, this carefully selected cohort serves a two-year fellowship with the 2nd year focusing on mentoring the next cohort. Find out more about Tech Fellows.

  • UAA Commons

    An online community of faculty and staff from all UAA Campuses, exchanging knowledge in the interest of improving the quality of teaching, innovation, and communication. Join the conversation at commons.uaa.alaska.edu.

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Academic Innovations & eLearning

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