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Supporting Online Adjunct Faculty Across Institutional Roles

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June 2022

This playbook presents six concrete strategies for academic leaders, college-level leaders, and instructional design staff to adopt now to better support their online adjunct faculty and the community of students and learners in their classrooms.

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Time for Class 2020

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July 2020

This survey is designed to help higher education stakeholders gain an understanding of digital learning tools for increasing affordability and accessibility for students.

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Time For Class: COVID-19 Edition Part 1

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July 2020

The report presents first results from an ongoing series of surveys and focus groups with faculty designed to understand the impact of COVID-19 on higher ed.

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Time for Class 2019 Toolkit

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May 2019

The Time for Class 2019 Toolkit is a set of research-based action briefs and tools designed to support institutional dialogue, decision-making and action.

Democratizing Learning Environments

May 2022

In this webinar, participants engage in dialogue and discourse with panelists about co-creating environments that support and humanize students’ academic experiences while affirming their strengths and potential in the classroom.

Supporting Adjunct Faculty: Research-based Recommendations

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February 2022

This webinar will highlight the findings of the WCET and OLC Adjunct Faculty Survey and provide research-based recommendations for supporting institutional leaders, support staff who work with adjunct faculty, and adjunct faculty members themselves.

A Case Study of Amarillo College

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January 2022

A case study on integrating adaptive tools into course redesign provides instructional design support and integrated adaptive technology. 

APLU Adapt 2021: Finding the Right Fit

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December 2021

In this session, faculty and academic leadership share the process of evaluating, selecting, or building adaptive courseware to be implemented in their courses and on their campuses.

APLU Adapt 2021: Faculty Professional Learning

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December 2021

This faculty professional learning session helps faculty and educators to identify and engage a strategic set of stakeholders to support a strong implementation plan for adaptive courseware.

APLU Adapt 2021: Opening Plenary

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December 2021

An opening plenary on the critical role technology plays in increasing access to educational and employment opportunities for post-secondary learners.

APLU Adapt 2021: Lighting the Way

APLU Adapt 2021: Lighting the Way

December 2021

Academic leaders share their experiences and advice for approaching, sustaining, and scaling best practices with adaptive learning.

A Case Study of Adaptive Learning Technology in Science

October 2021

The study suggests that adaptive learning technology helped students who need support with prerequisite concepts, provided tools to help guide students through complex, multistep processes, gave faculty insights into concepts students were struggling with, and reduced the cost of course materials.

Strategic Staffing for a Digital Future

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October 2021

An overview of the APLU Winter 2021 Digital-Forward Skills and Roles Workshop, which identified and described emergent digital-forward skill sets and roles.

Re-Writing Writing

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August 2021

This report summarizes the work of the Re-Writing Writing workshop where we invited a diverse range of digital learning experts to bring their distributed knowledge of digital tools to a four-session virtual workshop.

Lessons Learned: A Toolkit for Post-Pandemic Higher Education with Equity and Student Care at the Center

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August 2021

Lessons Learned is made up of over 30 recommendations for improving practices in higher education. It asks where unexpected benefits showed themselves among the forced necessity of emergency remote teaching, and it encourages faculty, administrators, and academic and student support colleagues to continue collaborating to remove barriers, improve access, and update methods and tools.

Guide to Building a Faculty Learning Community

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April 2021

This resource describes how to build and maintain faculty learning communities, details some logistics, and provides a case study from Colorado State University along with testimonials from instructors.

Case Study: Colorado State University

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November 2020

A case study at Colorado State University (CSU), found the use of active learning and adaptive courseware, along with an intentional faculty development program, are key in the implementation of adaptive courseware.

DETA Research Toolkit 2.0

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November 2020

The DETA Research Toolkit 2.0 provides resources and tools to move research beyond the traditional paradigms and to explore innovative methodologies.

Teaching and Learning Toolkit

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November 2020

Grounded in research, this resource supports college teams in building institutional capacity in teaching and learning.

The Equity Imperative and Social Justice

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May 2020

Barbara Means of Digital Promise presents findings from a survey of students learning remotely and offers solutions for bridging the digital divide at the University of the District of Columbia.

Assessments and Grading

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April 2020

This resource offers adjustments to make to your assessment practices that can help you adapt your assessments during academic disruption.

Impact Study Design Overview

January 2020

This resource provides an introduction to the processes, challenges, and considerations involved in running impact studies in postsecondary institutions.

Scaling Adaptive Courseware for Student Success

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January 2020

In this webinar, faculty share their experiences at scaling adaptive courseware, reducing section variability, and supporting the implementation of adaptive courseware through Centers for Teaching & Learning.

Selecting and Evaluating Adaptive Courseware

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September 2019

In this webinar, faculty discuss the resources needed for a successful implementation of adaptive courseware and the importance of the relationship with a courseware vendor.

Adaptive Courseware in Chemistry

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July 2019

This brief provides an overview of the current research on the effectiveness of adaptive courseware broadly and in the discipline of Chemistry.