Support

There are many resources on campus to support your teaching. They include, but aren't limited to:

  • ctl_assist.JPGThe NMU Center for Teaching and Learning facilitates excellence in classroom and online instruction and promotes scholarship of teaching and learning by providing tools, professional development opportunities, and other supporting services. This includes consultation on teaching techniques and course design, supporting the NMU EduCat Learning Management System and other instructional technology, and supporting technology and furniture installed in NMU's learning spaces. The CTL is located in room 106 of the Harden Learning Resources Center.  Visit the CTL website for more information. 
     
  • The Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee (TLAC) is a standing committee of the Academic Senate that helps stimulate the creation of a campus culture that truly values, promotes, recognizes, and rewards excellence in teaching and learning. TLAC administers Conference Grants and NMU's Excellence in Teaching Awards. The committee collaborates closely with the CTL, including on development of the Peer Observation of Teaching program Visit the TLAC website for more information.
     
  • The Lydia M. Olson Library provides in-class library instruction, course reserve services, distance library services, assistance locating materials, copyright guidance, and other valuable assistance.  Visit the Olson Library website for more information.
     
  • The Registrar's Office (RO) can provide you with assistance understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which protects confidentiality of student records and gives students access to their records. The RO also provides information on grading scales and instructions for posting grades. Visit the RO website for more information.
     
  • The Dean of Students Office (DSO) is focused on serving students, but is also a valuable resource for faculty. Students who self-identify as having a disability should be referred to the DSO's Disability Services office. If you encounter academic dishonesty issues in your classes, you should contact the DSO. During the course of interacting with your students, you may also observe troubling behavioral issues or learn important information that you don't know how to deal with. The DSO can help. Visit the DSO website to learn more.