CEI Academies

About CEI 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 aligns with UB's Checklist for Promotion and can also be used to earn a CEI Academy faculty development badge. 

The academies employ a faculty-learning community model, bringing together small groups of faculty to learn, share and explore the art of teaching and the science of learning. There are three academies, each with four sessions that are held once a week over a four-week period.  

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

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.

Understanding Learning: 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.

Select a campus to view the March and April schedule and register for Designing Experiences and Understanding Learning.

Teaching Effectively academies are being planned for April.

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: community and climate; teaching everyone; active learning; and guiding students.