Instructional Designers

Instructional Designers (IDs) at UAA and its community campuses collaborate both informally and through the Instructional Designers Alliance. The ID Alliance works to improve eLearning guidance and practice at UAA, coordinate resources and professional development offerings, advocate for recognition of faculty development and excellence in online and technology-enhanced teaching, and expand and promote our services to UAA faculty.

- UAA Instructional Designers Alliance


UAA Instructional Designers and Instructional Technology Specialists

Instructional Designers work with subject matter experts to design and develop learning experiences that prepare students to meet learning outcomes. We work closely with faculty to 
implement inclusive teaching practices such as Universal Design for Learning and accessibility, engage students in online and lecture courses, and choose instructional technology tools that help meet instructional goals. Instructional Designers also evaluate campus needs for technology and training resources, provide resources for continuous improvement of course quality, and help UAA keep up with emerging practices and national standards.

Instructional Designers across the University of Alaska have communicated and collaborated for many years. Although UAA, UAF, and UAS provide instructional design support through different organizational structures and processes, our goals and interests coincide. 

In 2011, UAA Instructional Designers (and others with interest and experience in instructional design) organized into the Instructional Designers Alliance. The ID Alliance has met regularly for ten years and grown in number and representation. The current ID Alliance has 20 members representing UAA and its community campuses, along with UAS instructional designers and liaisons from UAF’s faculty support team. In our monthly meetings we work together on identified goals and share teaching resources, accessibility practices, new technology/features, news from university committees we are members of, professional development opportunities, and more.

To join the Instructional Designers Alliance, please email We welcome new members working in instructional technology and faculty support. 

Faculty Development & Instructional Support 
Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence, Academic Innovations & eLearning, and Center for Community Engagement & Learning 
Library 213 • 907-786-4496  Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.