Faculty Development & Instructional Support

  • Faculty Development and Instructional Support

    AI&e, CAFE, and CCEL support faculty and provide professional development opportunities. Learn about effective teaching strategies, course design, community discussions, faculty best practices, learning communities, and more. We help faculty cultivate student learning across UAA!

Evolve your pedagogy. Teach with technology. Invest in your community. 


Summer Support

Faculty who are developing promotion, tenure, or retention files are welcome to affiliate with the peer-to-peer file development support community we're offering. For more information contact us at uaa_cafe@alaska.edu.

Instructional Designers are available throughout the summer to assist faculty with course design, assignment revision, and various troubleshooting that may improve courses. Use the ID Team's calendar to schedule an appointment or reach out via email at uaa_design@alaska.edu

Looking Ahead to Fall 2023

We look forward to seeing faculty this fall at the following:

  • New Faculty Orientation, Aug. 14 - 15
  • All College Meetings, Aug. 17
  • All Community Campus Meetings, Aug. 18
  • Fall Teaching Academy, Aug. 21
  • Adjunct Orientation & Academy, Aug. 23, 5:30-8:30 pm
  • Convocation, Aug 25, time TBA

New to UAA?

Learn more about faculty paths and opportunities at UAA with our Welcome, New Faculty! and New Faculty Resources pages. We look forward to meeting you at our New Faculty Orientation events; please reach out to us before then if you have questions!

 Upcoming Opportunities


Looking Ahead


Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Embracing UAA's Role as a Community Partner

Since 2006, UAA has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a “Community Engaged Institution.”

UAA uses the Carnegie Foundation's definition of community engagement for our work with communities: "Community Engagement describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of partnership and reciprocity."

The Center for Community Engagement and Learning serves as a central locus for the intersection of student learning, faculty research, and community engagement.


Learn more about Community Engagement at UAA

Help Resources

For assistance preparing your courses for the new semester, check out the guidance under Teaching Resources and Learning TechnologiesIf these don’t answer your questions, please contact us! Due to a transitional reduction in capacity, AI&e instructional support will give priority to new instructors, meeting accessibility requirements, selecting appropriate tools/activities to meet course goals, ePortfolio, and remote test proctoring (RPNow).

If you need further assistance with Blackboard functions (including course copies, developmental shells, editing and publishing courses, and troubleshooting) or other UAA core tools, please contact IT Services. Kenai Peninsula College instructors should start with the KPC Educational Technology Team.

Visit our Help page to sign up for a course design or RPNow testing consultation.


Faculty Development & Instructional Support Help


Faculty Development & Instructional Support 
Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, Academic Innovations & eLearning, and Center for Community Engagement and Learning
Library 213 • (907) 786-4496  uaa_ai@alaska.edu  Mon – Fri, 8a – 5p