Special Session

Has a student ever posted a Turnitin assignment in your classes with a high similarity score? Turnitin is used as a plagiarism tool to identify students that may intentionally or unintentionally plagiarize information from original references in-class assignments. Turnitin’s function as a similarity checker can help faculty instruct students on the proper methods of citing sources. Join us for a special session where we will look at best practices for using Turnitin in a meaningful way. Additionally, we will examine trust in the classroom, a topic that strikes at the heart of the one-dimensional use of Turnitin and other similar tools.

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The College of Business Series:

The Classroom from a Learner Perspective

A panel presentation highlighted the current ERAU students who shared their insights as learners in the online classroom and techniques they wish all members would consider implementing.

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The Paradox of Globalization

Dr. Robin Roberts shared how organizations and people migrate in the physical and virtual spaces globally and the impact and factors to look for as people converge.

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Pedagogy During A Pandemic

​​Featuring guest speaker, Dr. Chelsea LeNoble, ERAU Worldwide faculty and specialist in the area of occupational health psychology with a special interest in employee health and wellness.

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8 Strategies to Prevent Teaching Burnout

COB had an interactive discussion on instructor burnout and related topics found in this article 8 Strategies to Prevent Teaching Burnout from The Chronicle of Higher Education. We enjoyed the open and meaningful discussion on this relevant and timely topic as well as gaining practical insights from our peers!

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Motivating Students: Leading the Way to Achievement.

This session explores strategies, techniques, and best practices to motivate students in the classroom and enhance their learning experience at ERAU-W.

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Ethical and Equitable Decision Making

A presentation led by Dr. Kadie Mullins, Executive Director of Administrative Assessment for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. During this session, we will look at the fundamentals of decision-making and strategies that influence the outcome of the choices we make.

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Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment Virtual Conference

Your RCTLE Team announced that we are once again offering a virtual pass to the Transforming the Teaching and Learning Environment Conference held February 1 thru February 12th. This conference offered more than 60 sessions. Don’t miss out.

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January Special Session: Making Research Accessible for Students

Dr. Vince Romero explored some of the wonderful resources available to students and faculty in the Hunt Library and some of the strategies he used to engage students in research. 

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OLC Accelerate 2020 Conference

November 09 – November 18

The Online Learning Consortium (OLC) hosted their annual fall conference, Accelerate. This year the conference took place in a virtual format and your RCTLE team has secured a virtual pass for you. The conference focused on the most innovative and impactful research and effective practices in the field of online, blended, and digital learning. RCTLE will suggest sessions for faculty to attend if interested.

If you wish to attend sessions during this week, email rctle@erau.edu to receive the login information. As a reminder, registration allows you to view these sessions for up to a year. If you are unable to view the live sessions, you can still register and view these sessions later.

When: November 9 to November 18.

Register: email rctle@erau.edu.

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Special Session – Enhancing Announcements

Wednesday, October 28th

Dr. Danielle Aming from RCTLE hosted a Special Session on Enhancing Announcements. This is an important way to engage and inform students by sharing additional content related to the course. This event focused on how to reinvent and innovate the use of Announcements in Canvas courses.

Meaningful and Timely Feedback Webinar

Wednesday, October 21st

COB leadership and RCTLE hosted a live webinar on the best way to provide feedback to take the student experience to the next level.

August Special Session: Extra! Extra! See All About it! EagleVision Extras

Tuesday, August 25th

Now that you have been using the new EagleVision platform, Zoom, come see some ‘extra’ features. Join our EagleVision guru, Mesha Molitor, as she highlighted the additional features you can utilize in your upcoming courses.

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Virtual Faculty Learning Community (V-FLC), In Full Bloom with Bloom’s Taxonomy

Monday, August 24th, 2020 – Sunday, October 4th, 2020

This V-FLC experience is your opportunity to discover the origins of Bloom’s Taxonomy, it’s connection to your course learning outcomes, and how it impacts learning. Through engagement with other faculty, participants will discover /explore topics like:

  • What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?
  • How appropriate levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy are determined in the development of a course?
  • How instructors can use Bloom’s Taxonomy in the different course modalities.

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AAST’s International Conference on Innovative Practices in Management, Engineering & Social Sciences

July 7 @ 8:00 am – July 10 @ 5:00 pm

PMESS 2020 is a prestigious event being organized with a motivation to provide an excellent international platform for academicians, researchers, engineers, industrial participants, and budding students around the world to SHARE their research findings and cutting-edge developments in their fields with the global experts. The IPMESS 2020 will be held in Singapore during July 7-10, 2020

It is an international convention for the advancement of academic research in engineering & technology, business management, and social sciences that invites academics, independent scholars, and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas, frontiers, innovations, advancements, and developments in the contemporary disciplines. This event globally strives towards achieving excellence in the latest researches and strategies in all disciplines and tries to fill the gap and integrate the thoughts of academics and researchers worldwide.

IPMESS 2020, the Singapore conference is organized under the aegis of the Academy of Art Science & Technology (AAST), the main objective of which is to promote scientific and educational activities by improving the theory and practice of various disciplines and sectors. The academy being one of the largest professional associations provides the technical and other supports to improve R&D activities and publishing high-quality academic international journals as well as up-to-date current transactions. AAST International Conference is a global class interactive professional association for technical development and scientific knowledge creation where the international academics and professional community often meet and share their experience and wisdom in the forum that leads to its growth in addition to updates on cutting-edge advancement on relevant research fields and technology. The academy organizes several desks of unique discussions which make our conferences a perfect platform for B2B interactions and academic niche for all scientific research-oriented interactions covering the entire canopy of academic research and development that affects world academic research and relevant development association.

IPMESS 2020, the International Conference in Singapore is dedicated to bringing together a significant number of diverse scholarly tracks for presentation within the conference program. The International scholarly event aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Management, Engineering, Sciences & Social Sciences. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners, and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in their varied areas of expertise.

Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers, and e-posters. Also, high-quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical that address themes of the IPMESS 2020 are cordially invited for presentation in IPMESS 2020: the international conference in Singapore.

Two Flowers in the Same Garden: The relationship between face-to-face and online instruction

June 10 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In this live webinar, RCTLE Faculty Developer Dr. Liz Cummins outlined ways to translate the best aspects of face-to-face teaching to the online environment. Liz shared her own personal experience moving from classroom instruction to online education while examining how both have more in common than they may seem. Emphasis placed on the methods that make all teaching dynamic no matter what modality is used. Additionally, she will share time-saving tips for grading to help you focus on the end goal of illuminating the course material for students while also addressing their concerns in a timely manner. 

Two Flowers in the Same Garden: The relationship between face-to-face and online instruction

June 10 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

In this live webinar, RCTLE Faculty Developer Dr. Liz Cummins outlined ways to translate the best aspects of face-to-face teaching to the online environment. Liz shared her own personal experience moving from classroom instruction to online education while examining how both have more in common than they may seem. Emphasis placed on the methods that make all teaching dynamic no matter what modality is used. Additionally, she will share time-saving tips for grading to help you focus on the end goal of illuminating the course material for students while also addressing their concerns in a timely manner. 

Teaching Professor Conference: Cutting-Edge Learning for Exceptional Educators

May 29 @ 8:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm

The Teaching Professor Conference is the signature event for educators like you—dedicated to pedagogical excellence, and passionate about transforming lives through teaching.

Imagine yourself in the company of more than a thousand like-minded educators! Over three memorable days in Atlanta, Georgia, you can engage in an exhilarating array of presentations designed to help you hone your pedagogy, drive ever-higher student achievement, and enhance your professional development.

AIR Annual Conference

May 26 @ 8:00 am – May 29 @ 5:00 pm

The AIR Forum, the Association for Institutional Research‘s (AIR) annual conference, is the largest global gathering of higher education professionals working in institutional research, assessment, planning, and related postsecondary education fields. This five-day conference includes more than 250 presentations by colleagues and thought leaders representing all sectors of higher education and an Exhibit Hall featuring the latest tools and resources to support data use for decision making.

The Chair Academy’s Annual International Conference

May 18 @ 8:00 am – May 20 @ 5:00 pm

29th Annual International Leadership Conference – The Elements of Leadership

The Chair Academy’s 29th Annual International Leadership Conference will be held May 18-20, 2020, in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort.

The conference goal is to:
• Provide an interactive forum for educational leaders at all levels
• Address administrative and academic needs of higher education/organizational leaders
• Develop the skills required for effective leadership
• Maximize the opportunity for conferees to interact, network, and build community

The Chair Academy’s conference is an exceptional opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas, issues, and challenges with colleagues from global higher education organizations. Participants gain practical knowledge, new ideas and tools, as well as current research and trends from world-renowned speakers, presenters and concurrent sessions

Empower yourself personally, professionally, and organizationally.

Quality Matters Regional Conference: Reimagining Quality Pathways

April 24

Every day online learning is changing. In response, you are Reimagining Quality Pathways — continually seeking new ways to provide online learners with quality learning environments that support success. Get the inspiration you need at the 2020 East Regional Conference in New York City. Through pre-conference workshops and dozens of sessions, explore how your peers are meeting the needs of today’s learners and leave with new ideas, best practices, and research-supported innovations that you can put into action at your organization.

Higher Learning Commission-Innovation and Transformation

April 17 @ 8:00 am – April 21 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Annual Conference focused on leadership within higher education, particularly discussions of how institutions and accreditors might provide examples and guidance through this transitional era of higher ed. The General Program will explore this theme through presentations related to the following categories:

  • Maximizing Institutional Resources
  • Supporting Changing Student Populations and Interests
  • Fostering Progress Through Innovative Pedagogy
  • Focusing on Leadership and Governance

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting

April 17 @ 8:00 am – April 21 @ 5:00 pm

Each year, the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of education researchers and a showcase for groundbreaking, innovative studies in an array of areas. Join us at the Moscone Center, April 17-21, 2020, for five rewarding days of ideas, engagement, networking, and professional advancement.

Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education

April 6 @ 8:00 am – April 10 @ 5:00 pm

SITE 2020 in New Orleans, is the 31st annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. This society represents individual teacher educators and affiliated organizations of teacher educators in all disciplines, who are interested in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about the use of information technology in teacher education and faculty/staff development.

OLC Innovate

March 31 @ 8:00 am – April 3 @ 5:00 pm

Education innovation. It’s how we, as a community, continue to thrive in this rapidly changing learning environment. It’s how we respond to, revolve around, and guide student success and satisfaction. Whether embracing emerging tech, incorporating intelligent learning management systems, or designing blended classrooms, now more than ever it is imperative that academic leaders, faculty, and administrators alike come together to ensure that our pedagogies are progressive, organic, and continually break new ground.

Advancing education innovation requires continuous visionary leadership from all disciplines. And that’s why we’re inviting you to join us in Chicago in April 2020. Together we will challenge our teaching and learning paradigms, reimagine the learning experience, and ideate on how disruptions in education today will shape the innovative classroom of tomorrow.

At OLC Innovate, we will conduct a series of engaging hands-on sessions aimed at fostering organic interactions and collaborative cross-disciplinary problem-solving. Together we will build new foundations for stronger, better higher education environments. And because innovation scales best when ideas are shared, our work sessions will explore digital technologies and adapted teaching behaviors aimed at informing policy, inspiring leadership, and evolving practice at all levels impacting institutions, universities, and colleges.

International Studies Association’s Annual Convention

March 25 @ 8:00 am – March 28 @ 5:00 pm

Whether you’re an Early Career Scholar (ECS) or a tenured professor, attending an international convention of this magnitude can be overwhelming. We want to ensure that you not only have a positive professional experience but enjoy everything about ISA that makes us unique.

For our ECS’s, we have a number of professional development and networking opportunities for you at ISA 2020. From the Off the Beaten Path roundtable, which looks at job prospects outside of the tenure track market, to an array of professional development career courses and panels, you will have multiple opportunities to learn new skills and get great career advice.

You will also want to take advantage of the numerous receptions and business meetings that are hosted by our ISA Sections and Caucuses. It is at these events that you can network with colleagues who share your research interests, and also learn about some of the great initiatives that are occurring among your cohort. Be sure to visit the ECS Lounge, too – it is a terrific networking space and offers a serene lounge environment where you can relax, unwind or prep for a presentation.

Team-Based Learning Collaborative Annual Conference

March 14 @ 8:00 am – March 17 @ 5:00 pm

The Team-Based Learning Collaborative (TBLC) invited all educators to attend our 19th annual Conference on Team-Based Learning scheduled for March 14-17, 2020 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA. “Diversity in Learning” will be the central theme for the conference, in which attendees will not only have the opportunity to learn more about the utilization of TBL, but will also explore strategies to meet both diverse learners and diverse learning needs.

Pre-conference workshops will be held on Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th. All five workshops for the TBLC Fundamentals Certificate will be offered during this time. (For more information on the Fundamentals certificate, please click here) The conference itself will begin on the evening of Sunday, March 15th with an opening plenary by Dr. Elizabeth L. Hillman, the President of Mills College in Oakland, California. Dr. Yves Labissiere, an associate professor at Portland State University in Portland Oregon, will be also delivering a plenary session on the morning of Monday, March 16th. Both speakers are sure to deliver stimulating and thought-provoking sessions.

New to the 2020 conference are expert panels and oral focus sessions. During the expert panels, conference attendees will have the opportunity to ask TBL experts for advice in regard to the more challenging aspects of TBL. The oral focus sessions will be short presentations on innovations or applications of TBL that are not research-based in an effort to help bring creative innovations and new topics of growing interest to the annual meeting.

The conference will also include interactive workshops, oral research presentations, and poster sessions. The 19th annual TBLC Conference will be a wonderful experience filled with engaging sessions and plenty of networking opportunities.

ACE Annual Meeting

March 14 @ 8:00 am – March 16 @ 5:00 pm


Strengthen and enrich the capacity of your institution and its leaders to innovate and adapt to the changing needs of higher learning by attending ACE2020.

Higher education leaders attend ACE2020 to learn the latest about every facet of higher education. Data analytics. Degree attainment and completion. Diversity and inclusion. Economic development and partnerships. Executive and presidential leadership. Faculty engagement and productivity. Federal policy and relations. Institutional climate and culture. Institutional innovation. Internationalization. Student success. Teaching, learning, and curriculum.

Join your fellow higher education executives at ACE2020 to explore a wide array of topics via moderated panel discussions and debates; learn from nationally recognized experts; review case studies that present in-depth examination of the latest research findings; attend hands-on workshops; and much more.

International Conference on Academic Integrity

March 6 @ 8:00 am – March 8 @ 5:00 pm

The International Center for Academic Integrity (ICAI) cultivates integrity cultures in academic communities throughout the world. ICAI offers assessment services, resources, and consultations to its member institutions, and facilitates critical conversations about integrity.

EDUCAUSE: ELI Annual Meeting

March 2 @ 8:00 am – March 4 @ 5:00 pm

The ELI Annual Meeting is the premier gathering of higher education teaching and learning professionals.

This is the one event that explores solutions to our learning community’s key issues, engages innovative technology and service providers, and unites expertise across our institutions.

League for Innovation Conference

March 1 @ 8:00 am – March 4 @ 5:00 pm

The League for Innovation in the Community College is pleased to announce that the 2020 Innovations Conference will be held March 1-4,
in Seattle, Washington. All conference events will take place at the Hyatt Regency Seattle. This event is hosted by Seattle Colleges and Bellevue College.

The Innovations Conference, now in its 22nd year, is the foremost convening for professionals dedicated to improving and enhancing teaching and learning, leadership and management, and the community college experience. This international event provides a forum for collaboration among academic experts and thought leaders while granting participants exclusive access to the most inventive and inspirational community college programs from around the world.

National Resource Center: The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition

February 21 @ 8:00 am – February 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Annual Conference on The First-Year Experience provides an ongoing forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success in the first college year. We invite you to be a part of productive collaborations, conversations, and relationships as we gather in Washington, DC.

The SoTL Commons: A Conference for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

February 19 – February 21

The SoTL Commons is an international conference with an intimate feel – listen to high quality presentations from nationally and internationally recognized speakers and join in conversations on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) with a community of scholars from around the world.

Since 2007, the SoTL Commons Conference has been hosted by the Georgia Southern University Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy

February 5 @ 8:00 am – February 7 @ 5:00 pm

The conference showcases the best pedagogical practice and research in higher education today. Sessions address disciplinary and interdisciplinary instructional strategies, outcomes, and research. Each year we welcome over 500 faculty and instructors in Higher Education dedicated to teaching excellence.

Academic Chairpersons Conference

February 5 @ 8:00 am – February 7 @ 5:00 pm

The 2020 Academic Chairpersons Conference, the event’s 37th year, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Savannah on February 5-7, 2020. Since 1984, this annual forum has brought together academic chairpersons, administrators, and faculty from all areas of higher education to celebrate their successes, share best practices and innovative strategies, and collaborate with a network of campus leaders. The emphasis of every conference is to provide practical, usable information in a climate of open discussion and collaborative exchange. We hope you will consider presenting or attending.

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference (2020)

February 3 – February 14

Your RCTLE has purchased an institutional registration for the upcoming Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference. This conference offers over 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions you can attend for free from the comfort of your own home! The sessions begin at 9 am PST on Monday, February 3rd, and will run each weekday until Friday, February 14th.

AAC&U Annual Meeting

January 22 – January 25

Higher education currently faces several broadly negative financial trends—from rising tuition costs, soaring student debt loads, and unsustainable discounting, to falling enrollments, flat or decreasing levels of public funding, and a difficult philanthropic environment. The result for many students and families is that college education is increasingly out of reach; the result for a growing number of colleges and universities is chronic financial instability, merger, or even closure. Meanwhile, efforts to bring student enrollment patterns into alignment with shifting demographic trends are complicated by ongoing judicial challenges to college admissions practices and the fallout from high-profile admissions scandals. The result is a heightened risk that higher education will contribute to the reproduction, rather than help redress, endemic social and economic inequities.

In combination, these several challenges undermine the public trust in higher education, calling into question both its value and its contribution to the public good. Yet, on campuses across the country, administrators, faculty, staff, and students are rising to meet these challenges—redoubling their commitment to equity and inclusion, refusing to accept the notion that high quality must necessarily come at a high cost. At the AAC&U annual meeting, these leaders from across higher education will come together to ask a very different affordability question—not whether we, as a democratic society, can afford to provide a liberal education to all students, but whether we can afford not to.

The 2020 annual meeting will showcase equitable, innovative, and cost-effective models for providing today’s students with a strong, relevant, and inclusive liberal education. Meeting participants are invited to share their work on the development and implementation of the high-impact educational practices, inclusive pedagogies, authentic forms of assessment, and pathways to student success that are transforming student learning at two- and four-year institutions, across disciplines and majors, and across institutional types—and shaping the future of higher education.


OLC Accelerate 2019

November 19, 2019 – November 22, 2019

Accelerating Online Learning Worldwide: The Next 25 Years!

The 2019 OLC Accelerate conference marks our 25th anniversary and it is sure to be the ultimate event to network with—and learn from—thousands of your eLearning peers. We’d like to invite you to join us for the celebration!

OLC Accelerate emphasizes research and networking and provides a comprehensive list of sessions and activities to appeal to your particular area of interest. Our curation of conference tracks and exhibits promises a cross-section of timely eLearning topics, offering something for everyone involved in providing the highest quality educational experiences in 2019.

We chose the name OLC Accelerate for this annual conference because it is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, digital learning professionals and organizations around the world.

As always, this international conference promises outstanding keynote speakers, expanded programs, and engaging workshops. Our ever-popular Technology Test Kitchen and Discovery sessions will once again deliver the opportunity to interact with experts in new and emerging online and digital learning technologies and topics, reinforcing why educators worldwide affirm that OLC Accelerate is the premier conference for online learning professionals.

Join us in our commitment to accelerate online learning worldwide. We look forward to connecting and celebrating with you in Orlando, November 19-22, 2019.

Managing Your Research with RefWorks

November 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

In this webinar, learn how to manage your research with RefWorks, a citation management tool that allows you to collect, organize, and format your citations.

  • Create your own personal library of references by exporting directly from library databases, adding citations manually, or grabbing information from websites using a browser plugin called Save to RefWorks.
  • Create folders for each assignment or project so that you can keep your sources organized, or share a folder with members of a group project so everyone is on the same page.
  • Create citations in any style from APA to MLA.
  • Download your bibliography instantly to copy and paste it into your project.

OLC Innovate (2019)

April 2, 2019 – April 5, 2019

This year, we want to showcase innovation, and also help start conversations to enable you to expand your team. Last year, we introduced a presentation format called ‘Conversations, Not Presentations’ built around the idea that everyone in the room could contribute to our understanding of key conference themes. Feedback on this format was very positive, and this year we want to ensure that the room is welcoming to everyone. You’ll notice that each conference track includes space for discussion on diversity and inclusion. We have also expanded the track themes to include discussions of open pedagogy, open resources, and experiential and life-long learning.

Whatever your interests, we have track themes to match:

  • Teaching and Learning Practice
  • Open Learning
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Experiential and Life-Long Learning
  • Processes, Problems, and Practices
  • Effective Tools, Toys and Technologies
  • Research: Designs, Methods and Findings.


OLC Accelerate 2018

November 14, 2018 – November 16, 2018

In 2018, you won’t be able to have a dialogue about higher education without discussing, in part, online learning. It’s one of the fastest-growing sectors in education today, and as the pace of growth accelerates, we’d like to invite you to OLC Accelerate, the premier global gathering covering this field.

We chose the name OLC Accelerate because this conference is devoted to driving quality online learning, advancing best practice guidance and accelerating innovation in learning for academic leaders, educators, administrators, online learning professionals and organizations around the world.

Feel free to review the entire Streamed Sessions Program as well.

Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference

February 12, 2018 – February 23, 2018

Your RCTLE has purchased an institutional registration for the upcoming Transforming the Teaching & Learning Environment Virtual Conference. This conference offers over 60 one-hour live and interactive sessions you can attend for free from the comfort of your own home! The sessions begin at 9 am PST on Monday, February 12th and will run each weekday until Friday, February 23rd.


The mission of the Rothwell Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to empower faculty members in their pursuit of professional growth through diverse offerings for the universal goal of student success.

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Information about the initial faculty development (iTeachER) course experience, which is required for all new ERAU-W prior to teaching their first course. Enrollment in iTeachER occurs sixty days before the term start of your first online course and is conducted entirely online.

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Self-paced workshops are available to all ERAU-W faculty and take 2-4 hours to complete. Each workshop focuses on specific topics in teaching and technology.

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Each spring and fall, we coordinate collaborative asynchronous experiences for ERAU-W faculty. These V-FLC experiences span multiple weeks, include weekly resources, and engaging discussions around a specific teaching topic.