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Faculty Development & Instructional Support

  • Faculty Development and Instructional Support

    AI&e, CAFE, and CCEL support faculty and provide professional development opportunities. Explore this combined website to 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. 

 

Ray Garcelon

 

Welcome, Ray Garcelon!

Ray Garcelon will serve as an Instructional Designer in Faculty Development and Instructional Support. He brings deep expertise developed through a combination of professional programs, graduate training, extensive ID experience, and teaching. With a Masters in Kinesiology from Indiana University, Bloomington, Ray has taught Anatomy and Physiology, First Aid / CPR, and other health and fitness courses. He worked on a digital education transformation project in Nanjing, China, while teaching Business English. Ray has also worked at Arizona State University, Madison College, and UAS (Sitka).

Please join us in welcoming Ray to UAA!

Interested in connecting with Ray?
Reach out at uaa_design@alaska.edu or rjgarcelonjr@alaska.edu.

 

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 Engaged 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 Engaged Learning
Library 213 • (907) 786-4496  uaa_ai@alaska.edu  Mon – Fri, 8a – 5p