Courses and Programs

Mental Health First Aid

F2F and Online sessions offered 

Mental Health First Aid is a skills-based training course that teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The training gives you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial help and support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem or experiencing a crisis.

  • Grow your knowledge of signs, symptoms and risk factors of mental illnesses and addictions.
  • Identify multiple types of professional and self-help resources for individuals with a mental health or substance use challenge
  • Increase your confidence in and likelihood to help an individual in distress.
  • Show increased mental wellness in yourself.

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Agile Teaching Academy

The Agile Teaching Academy is an asynchronous course aimed at helping faculty design a highly adaptable and inclusive course.  Agile Academy can be taken as self-paced or with a cohort.  Participants think through important design considerations over the course of four modules and explore questions such as:

  • How can I design course components for maximum flexibility, regardless of teaching format or location?

  • How can I organize my course for maximum student success?

  • What is a good assignment and assessment structure for a flexible, inclusive course?

  • How can I align instructional activities and assessments to learning goals to ensure my students are mastering important objectives?

  • Am I making teaching choices that are inclusive of a wide range of student needs in a flexible environment?

Course (Re)Design Institute

The Course (Re)Design Institute (CRDI) is designed to expand participants’ knowledge and skill in designing and teaching quality courses. During the Institute, participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn how to apply research-based teaching and learning principles to course design;
  • Design or redesign a course built on learner-centered design principles; and
  • Network and collaborate with your peers across campus

Check out our CRDI page for information about upcoming institutes.

Inclusive Syllabus Design (SEP Modules)

This online module "Your Syllabus as a Tool to Promote Student Equity, Belonging, and Growth" consists of a number of recorded videos to demonstrate practical tips for developing syllabi, as well as activities that will help you apply these  concepts to your own syllabus. It should take approximately 90 minutes to watch the videos and complete the activities, plus time to revising your syllabus. 

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Designing Effective Online Courses

This course will provide faculty with information, tools and practice that will help them to be more successful and comfortable online. The workshop will provide a framework with which to design their online course, and it will help faculty to apply what they learn as they create their syllabus and design activities that they can use in their course.