Academy News


The Academy News is a twice-monthly newsletter sent to all faculty at Harper. We are looking for content regarding professional development opportunities, student success stories, teaching strategies, upcoming campus events, and other information pertinent to the faculty community.

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Supporting Well-Being in the Classroom

Shared by Beth Ripperger, Employee and Student Wellness Manager To create a campus that truly supports the overall well-being of its students, it requires a collective community effort, including multiple departments and units, to come together to help make Harper...

Blackboard Course Template: Fall 2022

Fall 2022 Blackboard course shells are now available. In addition, the Academy has created a Fall 2022 Blackboard Course Template to help faculty in their course development for the fall semester. Using this template is not required; however, it may give you ideas for...

Coming in August: A New Way to Navigate Blackboard

This summer, Blackboard will be updated to incorporate the new Ultra Base Navigation (aka “Base Nav”). The update will take place on August 13, 2022, which means the new navigation will be in place for the Fall 2022 semester. This new navigation has a sleek, modern...