UAA has several departments working on quality initiatives to foster excellence in classroom, blended, and online teaching and learning.
UAA Academic Innovation and eLearning (AI&e) supports the UAA learning environment by fostering quality instructional practices, innovations and technologies. We provide training, support, and innovative development for both faculty and students. We coordinate the Alaska System Quality Matters program, the Robust Online Learning Grant (ROLL), eWolf ePortfolios, and eLearning Distance Student Services, our Distance Student & Faculty Services. The Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFE) uses a colleague-to-colleague model to promote excellence and innovation in teaching and learning. CAFE programs include Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Difficult Dialogues, Team Based Learning (TBL), and a variety of faculty career support options and workshops each year.
UAA Academic Innovations & eLearning (AI&e) Professional Development
UAA Quality Matters
KPC is proud to have been the first college in Alaska to participate in the Quality Matters program and is now part of the Alaska Statewide QM Consortium through UAA. Since 2009, Kenai Peninsula College has used the QM program to guarantee quality education for its eLearners and expand quality learning to underserved populations. KPC offers professional development opportunities for faculty and staff to include Engaged Learning Discussions, Online Learning Consortium Workshops, and focused intensive, internal workshops. KPC and UAA collaborate to provide a wider range of offerings from Best Practices to Accessibility.
Kenai Peninsula College Faculty Support for Educational Technology
Kenai Peninsula College Quality Matters
ETT Lead Instructional Designer
Since 2010, Kodiak College has been a QM institutional member offering professional development training, one-on-one support, internal course reviews, and QM Certified Course Peer Reviews. Each academic year a different teaching and learning topic is the theme for professional development; in the 2017-2018 year, our focus was on implementing accessibility practices and strategies. Faculty and staff have opportunities to participate in a variety of workshops and events held locally, online, and in collaboration with UAA and other campuses within the University of Alaska system. Kodiak College strives to provide a quality educational and supportive experience to all students to achieve our motto of “putting students first since 1968.’
Kodiak College Professional Development
Kodiak College Quality Matters