Services


The Academy for Teaching Excellence provides assistance and support for traditional, blended and online instruction. Consultation and support services are provided for accessibility, content design & development, E-Learning & multimedia solutions, as well as teaching strategies and solutions.

Academy Consultations

The Academy for Teaching Excellence offers one-on-one teaching consultations to all faculty members. Academy consultations are personalized to meet the needs of the faculty member, and are designed to assist the faculty member in addressing any classroom challenge or opportunity. Academy consultations are voluntary and confidential.  The process is documented to help guide the consultation, but this documentation is for you to use as you see fit.


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Blackboard Support

The Academy for Teaching Excellence provides assistance and technical support for Blackboard. Support services include consultations, on-demand tutorials and quick guides, and faculty technical support for Blackboard, Blackboard Collaborate, and course management services.

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Instructional Support

The Academy for Teaching Excellence provides assistance and instructional support for classroom instruction, materials and practices, including assistance with developing accessible course materials, diverse instructional strategies, and universal design for learning (UDL).

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OER Support

Research shows that a typical college student spends between $600 and $1,200 a year on books and supplies. At these rates, reducing or eliminating textbook costs could be the equivalent of giving Harper students their fourth semester free! The Academy for Teaching Excellence provides assistance and information on current best practices for implementing OER in courses.

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Online/Blended Teaching Support

The Academy for Teaching Excellence provides assistance and support for traditional, blended and online instruction. Support services include custom graphic & instructional design support. Support services also include consultations, on-demand tutorials and quick reference guides.