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Weekly Tip: Committed to Supporting Faculty

Would you like support while developing or teaching a course at any of the WSU campuses?  Whether you’re a graduate teaching assistant, in your first semester teaching at WSU, or you have years of experience, Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) is here to help.  

The Academic Outreach and Innovation (AOI) Learning Innovations team works with all faculty—both on campus and online—to create an environment where innovative pedagogy can flourish, wise experimentation is supported, and all learners receive the most robust and rewarding educational experience possible.  

We provide research-based strategies, techniques, and tools that can be implemented to:  

  • Save time while increasing grading efficiency
  • Write measurable course outcomes/objectives
  • Improve student success
  • Boost student engagement and networking
  • Increase student retention
  • Invite and encourage student voices
  • Design scaffolded or unique assignments aligned with challenging course outcomes

WSU’s Learning Innovations staff have teaching backgrounds and are required to remain informed and up to date on the current research and trends that support student outcomes regardless of the means of course delivery.   

We offer a variety of trainings and workshops throughout the academic year, as well as Faculty-Led Workshops hosted by the LI team.

Want personalized or group trainings with LI? Visit the Learning Innovation’s Request Trainings page today.  

Let’s explore the possibilities together!


On-Demand Support 

Active Learning 

Learning Management System (LMS) 

Previous Faculty Led Workshops (recorded) 

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For more information or to schedule time with an instructional designer or emerging technologist, contact or request training on demand. You can also visit the Spark Faculty Innovation Studio in room 102 any time from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday, during the academic year.