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: Create the changes you want to see in students through the application of education design principles that promote significant learning experiences.

Select a campus to view the February schedule and register. Arrangements to offer the academies at the Downtown campus are in progress.

Additional academies planned for March and April:

Understanding Learning: Explore how to create efficient learning using scientific frameworks to motivate and empower students.

Teaching Effectively: Develop positive relationships and effective student interactions utilizing tools and techniques to foster learning.