Academic Affairs

Teaching Resources

              Website linking to various resources

Teaching Council - The Council has responsibility for the encouragement and support of efforts to improve instruction and learning at all levels at UNL

              Chair: Scott Napilitano, Educational Psychology

Peer Review of Teaching Project

A year-long project that provides support for faculty for documenting teaching and learning improvement. First year and advanced programs.

             Co-Directors: Jody Kellas, Professor of Communication Studies and

            Eve Brank, Associate Professor of Psychology

Innovative Instructional Design

Team of instructional designers that support faculty teaching in all formats (fully online, face-to-face, technology enhanced, flipped, blended, etc.). Focus is on both one-to-one consulting and university, campus, and department events (Brown Bags, Presentations on specific teaching strategies and/or technologies, Workshops on Course Redesign and Canvas Conversions, Department Meetings, etc.)

              Associate Director: Beverly Russell

Achievement-Centered Education (ACE)

There are two systems for tracking ACE outcomes: TK20 and through Canvas Outcomes.  Chad Brassil's presentation on ACE Outcomes in Canvas. 

Project ARISE

3-year NSF grant project focused on improving teaching and learning in STEM disciplines.

             Project Director and co-PI: Lance Perez, Acting Dean College of Engineering,

             Ruth Heaton, Professor of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education

During AY 17-18 transitioning from the grant to a sustainable model supported, coordinated, and co-facilitated by Innovative Instructional Design in collaboration with a STEM faculty advisory committee chaired by Lance Perez.

              Associate Director: Beverly Russell

Discipline Based Education Research Group (DBER)

Group focused on promoting discussion of STEM education research and findings. Holds group meetings and seminars, and supports the graduate minor in STEM education.

             Organizational Team: Leilani Arthurs, Assistant Professor Earth and Atmospheric Sciences;

            Jenny Dauer, Assistant Professor of Practice, School of Natural Resources;

            Mindi Searls, Research Assistant Professor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences;

           William Gilder, Professor of Practice, School of Biological Sciences

Support for the Discipline-Based Education Research Group comes from the Center for Science, Mathematics, and Computer Education; NebraskaSCIENCE; the Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; the Department of Chemistry; the School of Biological Sciences; and the School of Natural Resources.

Teacher Connect

Teacher Connect newsletter features professional development opportunities for faculty and services that students can use to be successful.

              Amy Goodburn, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Teaching & Tech

Monthly newsletter featuring articles on teaching strategies and new and emerging technologies, and highlighting UNL faculty focused on improving teaching in their classes.

              Sydney Brown, Assistant Director, Innovative Instructional Design

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant Competition (2017-2018)

              Judy Walker, Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs

Teaching and Learning Symposiums

Held each fall and spring semester to encourage conversations on improving teaching and learning at UNL. Keynote speaker and interactive breakout sessions focus on specific teaching strategies.

              Marie Barber, Innovative Instructional Design

Campus Conversations (co-sponsored with Online Worldwide)

Four per year, one held on each campus and streamed to other campuses. Focus is on improving online and distance teaching.

              Marie Barber, Online & Distance Education

Summer Institute for Online Teaching

Five week online and face to face institute for faculty focused on providing preparation and training as well as a campus-wide faculty learning community focused on online teaching. Developed and coordinated by Innovative Instructional Design and includes use of faculty discussion facilitators and guest speakers from numerous colleges. 16th year being offered.

              Beverly Russell, Assoc. Director, Innovative Instructional Design

Office of Global Studies

Teaching Strategies – International Students

              Resources focused on Integrating International Students

Ethics Center Discipline Specific Teaching Resources