Winter 2023 Blackboard Ultra Working Groups

Blackboard Ultra is coming and we are here to support you during that transition!

Students are more engaged, learn more, persist in their studies, and graduate in stronger numbers when we use evidence-based teaching practices. A focus on pedagogy/andragogy first, in combination with the content expertise and research methods must drive our response to technology and platform upgrades.

Each Blackboard Ultra Working Group will be facilitated by an expert graduate of the ACUE course on effective teaching strategies, who is also an early adopter of Bb Ultra. The group will work together in making the move to Bb Ultra align with those best and most effective teaching practices.

We are offering multiple groups so faculty are able to select a group that meets during a time (and in a format) that works best with your Winter 2023 semester schedule. Groups will start meeting at the end of January so register online today!


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Don't take our word for it.  Watch this short video in which GVSU faculty are interviewed about the impact participating in a Pew FTLC Faculty Learning Community had on them.  We couldn't ask for better ambassadors for this fantastic program!

Winter 2023 FLCs

Winter 2023 Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are now accepting members!  These communities bring faculty together to explore a topic of mutual interest and encourage the application of knowledge gained. Past participants report this experience to be restorative, supportive, and vital to expanding their GVSU network. Check out the Winter 2023 lineup below!  Apply online via our Grants System.  Learn more about our FLC program by visiting our Current Faculty Learning Communities webpage.

APPLY for an FLC today!


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Spring 2023 Personnel Portfolio Workshop (May 1-June 2, 2023)--Virtual/online With Optional In-person Writing Days

May 1, 2023 All Day

This workshop is designed to support faculty members preparing for any personnel review in 2023-24: pre-tenure review, tenure, or promotion. Working with an assigned faculty mentor and a...

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The Robert and Mary Pew Faculty Teaching and Learning Center serves as a catalyst for promoting a culture of teaching excellence at Grand Valley State University.  Rooted in a liberal education tradition and informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning, we advocate innovative teaching and student-centered pedagogies.  We partner with faculty as they prepare students to contribute meaningfully to their professions and societies.



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