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2024-25 Faculty Development Programming

The Center for Teaching and Learning’s Fall Program Guide is now here! Explore our exciting lineup of workshops, events, and resources designed to help you thrive in your academic journey. Find the perfect program to elevate your skills, connect with peers, and explore the vanguard of higher education pedagogy. View them below or open the guide in a new window.

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Upcoming Events & Past Events

  • MILL Makerspace June Challenge

    MILL Makerspace June Challenge

    June’s challenge asks you to bring in the outside. This month, embrace the vibrant and diverse landscapes of Alaska’s summer as your creative inspiration in this unique making challenge. Collect natural items from your hikes, bikes or floats — be it a colorful leaf, a smooth river stone, a wildflower, or whatever inspires you. Bring…

  • Game Design Fundamentals Workshop

    Game Design Fundamentals Workshop

    Join us on June 1st, 11am to 3pm The MILL in Bunnell 143, and enjoy complimentary food as you collaborate, create, and innovate. This is more than just a workshop—it’s a chance to build something fun! Unleash your creativity and enjoy some delicious food at our upcoming Game Design Fundamentals Workshop at The MILL, hosted…

  • Watercolor Wednesdays this summer

    Watercolor Wednesdays this summer

    Watercolor Wednesday is happening over the summer! Join us in the Mill Makerspace, Bunnell 143, from noon to 2pm. Space is limited to 10 people due to limited supplies, so please reserve the dates you intend to join us. Summer DatesWednesday, May 15, 2024FULL!* Wednesday, May 29, 2024FULL!* Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024Wednesday, Jun 26, 2024Wednesday, Jul…

  • MILL Makerspace May Challenge

    MILL Makerspace May Challenge

    May’s makerspace challenge is all about mindfulness! This month, explore the transformative power of Mindful making at The MILL. This challenge celebrates the integration of mindfulness in education, enhancing learning through the development of self-esteem and confidence. Engage in creative projects that reconnect the cognitive and affective elements of learning, promoting both personal growth and…

  • Credential Connection: Exploring Microcredentials

    Credential Connection: Exploring Microcredentials

    Wednesday the 24th of April, from 12-1pm Join us for an insightful session on microcredentials. In this session, we will cover what microcredentials are, how students can leverage them, and how to integrate them into courses and programs. Learn about the power of a credentialed learning pathway and how it can enhance your student’s educational…

  • MILL Makerspace April Challenge

    MILL Makerspace April Challenge

    Spring Awakening We have a new makerspace challenge for April. This challenge invites you to get inspired by the changing season—melting snow, returning birds, budding plants, and longer days—and create something in The MILL. Whether it’s connecting your teaching and learning to the changing season or art inspired by how this time of year makes…

  • CTL Presentations for the Faculty Alliance Thought Leaders Forum 2024

    28-29 March, 2024, instructional designers from the UAF Center for Teaching and Learning, along with other speakers from across the UA System, gave presentations focused on various topics on artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The presenters from CTL were included in Track A of the event. Presentations given during the two days are embedded and…

  • Fiber Arts Afternoons

    Fiber Arts Afternoons

    A new drop-in fiber arts meet-up every Thursday afternoon from 2-4 PM. Come explore the parallels between handiwork and academic work and reflect on the practices of learning, teaching, and mentoring that they share.

  • MILL Makerspace March Challenge

    MILL Makerspace March Challenge

    Explore sound as a method in expressing educational journeys, research, personal growth, and discoveries. Whether it’s through the creation of new instruments, the innovation of sound into visual art, or the composition of songs and soundscapes, we encourage you to think outside the box and use sound as a bridge for exploration, connection, and discovery.…

  • Watercolor Wednesdays

    Watercolor Wednesdays

    Discover the art of watercolor with Shayla Sackinger on Feb. 21, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, and May 1, 2024, join us from noon to 2 pm for one of our four watercolor classes

  • WCET AI+Education Virtual Summit

    WCET AI+Education Virtual Summit

    February 22, 2024 • 8 am – 12 pm AKST The UAF Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) is offering a limited number of registrations on a first-come basis. Participate the Summit virtually or at 145 Bunnell Building at CTL. Contact Moss at or 907-455-2081 if you are interested in attending. WCET is the…

  • MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    MILL Makerspace February Challenge

    Map Your Teaching & Learning JourneyFebruary Challenge – MILL Makerspace This challenge is open to all students, faculty and staff, encouraging you to explore and express your educational experiences, growth and discoveries through the creative medium of mapping. We encourage you to think broadly and creatively, using maps as a metaphor for exploration, discovery and…

A view inside the UAF CTL makerspace


UAF CTL has a makerspace that is opening for the Fall 2023 semester. This space will be open for both faculty and students to use. More details will be shared when this space is officially launched.

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Transdisciplinary iTeach

This workshop explores how transdisciplinary activities in your course may help engage and motivate students to be more successful. Make content relevant to a variety of discipline areas and encourage students to be well-rounded and open to new ideas, skills they can take to any classroom and to the workplace.

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In the Learner Experience Advocacy Program, undergraduate students learn about course feedback strategies and partner with participating instructors to observe and share feedback on course design and delivery. The goals of the program are to meaningfully improve the learner experience at UAF, build community among instructor and student leaders, and provide professional development to students and instructors alike.

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iTeach Online

iTeach Online is a cohort-based workshop where faculty work on building their courses in the company of their peers. Attention to best practices, course alignment, student engagement and usability are emphasized. Synchronous sessions allow for cohort building and tool practice.

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SoTL iTeach

In 2023, with support from the Provost’s Office, the Center for Student Success, and UAF CTL, faculty will work together to review student success data in their courses, ask questions about barriers and contributors to success, and design interventions to address equity gaps identified through this process. The program will follow participants through at least one semester of teaching with these interventions to help understand and document their impacts. Finally, participants will share their learning with a wider audience through a written report, presentation, grant or SEP proposal, or other method.

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Quality Matters

Quality Matters (QM) is a nationally recognized peer review process for certifying quality in online courses. UAF is a QM subscribing institution. To get started, you may choose to pursue a self-guided review, or arrange for a formal review of your hybrid or online course.

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