CEI Faculty Academies

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About CEI Faculty Academies

CEI Academies are designed to help faculty develop and reimagine their current teaching practices while creating meaningful artifacts that will culminate in enhancing their pedagogical approach and provide evidence of investment in evolving their teaching.

The resulting teaching portfolio can be used to earn CEI Academy faculty development badges. 

The academies utilize a faculty-learning community framework, bringing together small groups of faculty to learn, share and explore the art of teaching and the science of learning. Each academy consists of four sessions: a two-hour active workshop and an optional third hour for individualized support.

CEI Faculty Academies showing Designing Experiences (Theory and Factors; Learning Outcomes; Assessment; Activities), Learning Paradigms (Memory and Cognitive Load; Constructivism and Conceptual Change; Motivation and Mindset; Metacognition and Self-regulation) and Teaching Effectively (Learning Community; Teaching Everyone; Active Learning; Guiding Students).


Designing Experiences

Learn how to create the changes you want to see in students through the application of education design principles that promote significant learning experiences. Sessions include: theory and factors; learning outcomes; assessment; and activities.

Learning Paradigms

** Please complete Designing Experiences before taking Learning Paradigms. **

Gain an understanding of how students learn and then apply this knowledge to your course design to improve learning experiences. Sessions include: memory and cognitive load; constructivism and conceptual change; motivation and mindset; and metacognition and self-regulated learners.

Teaching Effectively

** Please complete Designing Experiences before taking Teaching Effectively. **

Learn how to apply research-based practices and educational frameworks to develop positive relationships and create effective student interactions when teaching. Sessions include: learning community; teaching everyone; active learning; and guiding students.


Academies are held on both North Campus and South Campus, as well as online in UBlearns.