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Programs

Drexel Teaching Academy

The Drexel Teaching Academy develops faculty leaders as champions for excellence in teaching across the university. In this 10-week program, faculty from across the university explore a wide-range of literature and research on teaching in higher education. Through weekly interactive workshops, faculty enhance their knowledge of how people learn, expand and diversify their toolbox of teaching methods, and explore models for designing effective courses. Alongside other outstanding educators at Drexel, faculty within the program will consider how to apply this literature to the development of their own courses, as well as advance these best practices at Drexel University. This signature program develops pedagogical experts throughout Drexel University's various schools and colleges and fosters an interdisciplinary community among faculty who already hold this expertise. 

Drexel Teaching Academy 2020 Cohort
Check out what CoAS DTA faculty said about their experience in 2020.
Check out what LeBow DTA faculty said about their experience in 2020.

Drexel Institute for Inclusive and Equitable Teaching

The Drexel Institute for Inclusive and Equitable Teaching is a highly interactive, cohort-based program that engages faculty in a process of examining their course content and classroom practices in order to create more inclusive learning environments. Throughout the Drexel Institute for Inclusive and Equitable Teaching, faculty apply strategies and concepts to a course of their choice.

This five-part program includes synchronous and asynchronous components that provide strategies for:

  • building an inclusive syllabus;
  • teaching more transparently;
  • creating inclusive, equitable activities and assessments; and
  • developing skills to embrace and discuss difference in the classroom.

Inquiries about the Drexel Institute for Inclusive and Equitable Teaching should be emailed to teaching@drexel.edu.

Teaching Tips from the TLC

Teaching Tips from the TLC is the Teaching and Learning Center's blog. Regular posts include brief, practical, research-based strategies for improving students’ learning. Topics range from improving engagement in remote classes to managing highly charged classroom discussions to engaging in faculty self care. Teaching Tips from the TLC can be found on Drexel University's SharePoint site, but make sure to check back often to as new tips are added every few weeks! To recommend a topic for a future post email teaching@drexel.edu.

Thank a Teacher

The Thank a Teacher program provides an opportunity for Drexel University students to publicly say “Thank you” to teachers who have made the true Drexel difference to them! Drexel students who want to participate should complete this form which includes space to write a thank you note to any Drexel instructor. The Teaching and Learning Center will review submissions and share them with the instructor at the end of each term. With the student’s permission, thank you notes will be posted on the Teaching and Learning Center’s website. All recipients’ names are forwarded to the instructor's department head, as well as the Provost’s office along with their respective notes.