Cartoon of participants engaging in a design challengeBeginning in spring 2019, we will be offering most of our professional development opportunities on an on-demand basis. This model will permit flexibility in scheduling, customization of content to meet specific needs and interests, and more efficient use of ASSETT staff and resources. We will continue to offer ongoing, scheduled trainings on popular topics, such as Universal Design for Learning and course design.


ASSETT staff are available to offer the following types of training to Arts & Sciences faculty, departments, and graduate students:

Workshops: Hands-on opportunities to learn and practice technical skills and/or pedagogical techniques. Best for small or medium groups (three to 15 participants).

  • Course design basics
  • Flipping your class
  • Metacognition techniques
  • Redesigning a course for online or hybrid delivery
  • Rubric design
  • Specific instructional technologies (e.g., Padlet, Perusal)


Presentations: Informational sessions providing a high-level overview of a specific topic or service. Ideal for larger groups (more than 15 participants).

  • Authentic assessment
  • Collaborative learning
  • Domain of One's Own (BuffsCreate)
  • Findings and implications from the biennial Academic Technology Survey
  • Visualizing Instructional Practices
  • Universal Design for Learning


Sparkshops: Brief (15-20 minutes), data-driven presentations that employ active learning strategies to introduce tools and/or promote best practices. Add a Sparkshop to the agenda for your next departmental event, such as a faculty meeting, orientation, or retreat.

  • Formative assessment to gauge classroom learning
  • Captioning videos to support all learners
  • Making effective videos for content delivery
  • Student perceptions of instructional technologies
  • Collaborative syllabus creation


Guest lectures and classroom visits: Customized, active learning opportunities for your students to explore best practices in teaching and learning with one of our experts.

Consultations: Highly customized one-on-one or small-group discussion with an ASSETT staff member to investigate a specific teaching challenge, tool, or strategy. Consultations are available on a one-time or ongoing basis, depending on your needs and staff availability.

With the exception of Sparkshops, duration will vary depending on the topic, your availability, and the size of your group. Contact us for additional information and recommendations, or if you are ready to request a training, click the button below.

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