Professional Development

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We believe that a commitment to teaching is a commitment to learning. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. The AI&e Team will help UAA faculty members be successful by partnering with you to learn innovative instructional practices and master academic technologies in order to enhance your teaching efforts and increase student success. 

Our faculty support team's goal is universal access to online, hybrid and technology-enhanced courses in the framework of course and program design so that all UAA students may achieve their academic goals, regardless of disability or challenges. Whether it’s simply building a learning object or tackling the design and development of an entire program for online learning, our team can help from initial design all the way through delivery. 

Our team’s professional development offerings will help you implement and optimize high impact practices to teach effectively in any environment, learn new tools, master copyright practices, and facilitate dynamic learning communities. From concepts to tools to teaching, our collaborative Teaching Academy, Tech Fellows, Quality Matters and regular workshops will help you incorporate best practices and national standards in all of your courses.    

If you’re looking for assistance with teaching technologies or need access to cutting edge software and tools, we can help. Our Broadcast and Media Professional can help you produce high-quality audio and video. Faculty and Students alike can utilize the Innovative Design Studio to explore augmented reality; 3D printing and modeling; high quality media recording and editing; interactive conferencing, and create pieces for an eWolf eportfolio

quality matters logo6th Edition QM Education Rubric is coming


The Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric will switch editions, effective July 1, 2018!  The current 5th Edition will be used until June 29, 2018, and closed out on June 30.  The new 6th Edition will begin use on July 2, 2018, with a changeover on July 1. 

All professional development sessions beginning on or after July 2 that reference the QM Rubric will use the Sixth Edition. By participating in QM professional development this summer, you can get up to speed with the revised Rubric and maintain momentum with delivering on your online promise.


Complete the Free Rubric Update

6th edition qm rubric workbook imageRegister for the free, self-paced Rubric Update session. It’s available to all members that have a MyQM account and have completed a QM training. The update may be completed before December 31, 2018 for free but fees will apply in 2019. The Rubric Update is required for the following QM roles: Peer Reviewers, Master Reviewers, Online Facilitators, Face-to-Face Facilitators, Course Review Managers and QM Coordinators. Register for the Rubric Update


  Technology Fellows Banner ImageThe Technology Fellows Program is a long standing learning community that fosters student success through sound course design and the integration of technology to enhance both teaching and learning. 

Congratulations to the 2018 cohort! We celebrate your passion and commitment to teaching quality courses using the latest and best academic technologies. 

The 2018 cohort includes:

John Bean Forrest Nabors
Mari Hahn Terry A Nelson
Hattie Harvey Kimberly Pace
Sarah Kirk Lynn Paterna
Emily Madsen Riva Symko
Rachel Mills Sharyl Toscano

To learn more about Tech Fellows, reach out to Tina Coulston at (907) 786-4451 or via email


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Academic Innovations & eLearning
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