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Services

Whether you're a campus administrator looking to stay abreast of the latest trends in higher education, a faculty member seeking to enhance your teaching or a student wanting to improve your achievement, we’ve got something for everyone at the CIEPS!  CIEPS is a versatile resource center essential to institutional effectiveness. Services are rendered in various formats to fit everyone’s learning styles, delivery preference and for those who like collaboration, you can expect sessions to be engaging as well as participatory. The best part about CIEPS is that some services are customized for groups, others individualized and many of the professional learning opportunities will be led by ASU’s very own highly-qualified faculty and staff.  CIEPS goal is to offer quality professional development that will positively impact outcomes resulting in student learning.

 

Differentiated Services and Support

 

Workshops and Trainings

CIEPS offers a number of engaging professional learning experiences throughout each semester. A pre-semester calendar is available to assist with preplanning attendance. Our workshops primarily consist of 45-minute mini sessions (unless otherwise noted) and the option of scheduled follow-up retooling sessions to meet group demands. Attendance at workshops is voluntary but highly recommended when considering the importance of building personal awareness, knowledge and skills for on-going development.  CIEPS services are intended to connect teaching with learning on ASU campus. Keeping in mind the Center's vision, the themes offered will be intertwined in the following professional development cycles: learning outcomes & assessment, research, teaching & learning, high impact learning & student services and technology integration.

View current workshops.

 

Research

Collaborations are encouraged with faculty and general education and/or degree granting colleges and the Office of Academic Planning and Evaluation to conduct educational experiments for the purpose of improving instructional strategies and methods, technology integration and the use of best practices in academic programs. It is pertinent to establish that CIEPS interest in this area extends across assisting all academic units with piloting research towards the transformation of teaching and learning at our University.

 

Technical Support

Year round support and workshops are presented to guide educators in their integration of new technologies into the curriculum as well as their selection of computer-based pedagogical techniques to support blended, flipped and learner-centered instruction. As our University continues its transformation into the 21st Century, instructors are challenged to adopt techniques that engage students in learning processes that increase their attention, motivate them to apply critical-thinking skills, enhance their global exposure, and diversely and effectively teach communication skills. Transformational initiatives such as Clickers, Flipping the Classroom, Blended Classrooms and Bring Your on Device (BYOD) are on the way to assist in catapulting our learning environment to the next level. The pedagogical approaches will allow for the high concentrations of inquiry, investigation, and collaboration our students require to complement their success in today's modern classrooms.

Please note, CIEPS technical support is in the form of continuous professional learning, and does not pertain to Information Technology-Academic Computing.

 

Resource Support

The Center collects, creates, and make available reliable and viable scholarly information that supports teaching and improving student learning. Electronic resources will be available through CIEPS website.  The availability of these electronic resources for faculty and students will hopefully enhance academic quality, increase student success and enrich best practice collaborations while promoting learning, enhanced student engagement and contributing to student achievement.  

 

Consultation

What does it mean being an educator in today's higher education world? There is certainly a paradigm shift occurring in the modern classrooms.  CIEPS role is to ensure continuous improvement in the quality of teaching as well as programs' ability to effectively meet the needs of all learners. In addition, we are here to support the wholesome quest of excellence in academics, exclusively through the use of 21st Century teaching strategies.  Individual and departmentalized consultations include: 

  • Systematic Review of Educational Outcomes for Degree Programs
  • Work with Colleges/Departments to Align Assessment Measures with Learning Objectives and Course Delivery
  • ProgramCurriculum Mapping 
  • Audit Course Syllabi/Programs’ Educational Outcomes
  • Assistance with Embedding High-Impact Assessments to Measure Learning Beyond the Classroom
  • Discovering Teaching/Learning Styles
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