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The Center for Educational Effectiveness offers courses faculty, graduate students, and staff can take to build their teaching skill set. Below is a list of the current offerings. 

ACCELERATE Asynchronously

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To help faculty and teaching assistants prepare for remote teaching, the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) is pleased to announce the self-paced, fully-online ACCELERATE Asynchronously program. The program is designed to support the creation of inclusive and equitable e-learning environments during the transition of face-to-face courses into online courses. 

ACCELERATE Asynchronously is meant to inform course transformation efforts for faculty and teaching assistants at various stages of the process, including those who are still exploring opportunities to those who are already in the process of redesign and would like more information on inclusive practices. If you are in the early stages of planning for remote instruction, this program will inform the development of your course. If you have taught remotely, then ACCELERATE Asynchronously will give you additional considerations for course revisions or adaptation for future remote offerings. 

Who can enroll?

The ACCELERATE Asynchronously program is open to all faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and staff. The program will run until December 31, 2020. The course is voluntary and non-credit bearing.

How do I enroll?

AUTO-ENROLL to access the Canvas course.

How long is the course?

Completing the ACCELERATE Asynchronously curriculum and activities may take up to 15-25 hours. 

Certificate of completion:

Upon completion of the program, CEE offers a Certificate of Completion.


ACCELERATE Asynchronously Program Lead:
Cecilia Gomez, Ph.D., CEE Education Specialist,

If you are interested in becoming an ACCELERATE Fellow, please visit:

EDU 398: Seminar on College Teaching

Seminar on College Teaching: EDU 398

CRN: Forthcoming


The Seminar on  College Teaching (EDU 398) is an interactive course designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars develop essential skills for effective instruction in  college-level courses. If you plan to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in your career, this class provides you with core skills based on foundational and emerging research-based practices on how students learn. Students engage with classmates in thought-provoking discussions and activities about the implementation of pedagogical techniques in a hybrid classroom setting. Activities and topics will include:

  • examining how students learn in postsecondary settings
  • articulating course outcomes
  • applying principles of  course design
  • aligning learning activities to meet course outcomes
  • scaffolding instruction to support learning
  • implementing active learning in the classroom
  • creating meaningful and transparent assignments
  • establishing an inclusive and equitable learning environment
  • designing and participating in micro-teaching sessions

Credit and Certificate

The Seminar on  College Teaching is open to graduate students and postdocs. Graduate students should register for two units of credit. Postdocs can also participate and complete all seminar requirements without registering for credit. Participants who complete all course requirements will earn a certificate of completion that can be included on your curriculum vitae and in your teaching portfolio.

2020-2021 Seminar in College Teaching Course Offerings 

The Seminar on College Teaching will be offered during the Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 quarters.  Enrollment is limited; please register early.