Teaching and Learning in the 2021 - 2022 Academic Year

We are continuing to navigate challenging circumstances. One year ago we encouraged you to not try to replicate what you do in the classroom, and as a community we have being creative, collaborative, and committed to sustaining a thriving learning community while pushing ourselves to do better. We have seen virtually every single person on this campus be their best person even while exhausted and juggling many responsibilities. We are continuing to learning from and with each other while we think about what is possible in our classrooms and in our disciplines.

What does it mean to "do science" or "do music" in this moment? How can we give ourselves permission to NOT have to do what we have always done, but to innovate and create new pathways and new ways of being and teaching and learning in our current world.

We offer many digitally available resources and will continue to build and share these throughout the academic year. Here are some currently available key resources that may help you plan and navigate for the coming academic year: 

We Offer Assistance Throughout the Semester

The academic year has a flow and we find that there are common needs and some commonly used resources at each time of the semester but please feel free to contact us for any teaching need at any time—there is no question too small or challenge too big. We are here to help you reach your goals for teaching. Please visit our Consultations page to find out more about consultation services we provide or to schedule a consultation. Please visit our A-Z Teaching Resources pages for a list of resources to support your teaching.

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Course Design


Syllabus Design

"How to Teach a Good First Day of Class" (Chronicle)


Inclusive Curricular Practices (HSTEM)

Engage in Mid-Term Assessment


Toolbox for Difficult Dialogues

This is a time to help students process their learning.

Meet with us to better understand your students' feedback.


Consider writing about your teaching.