Academic Services Training & Development

IPD is proud to offer free faculty and curriculum training options for staff and faculty of CAAHE institutions. Training options range from moderated, self-paced and live, synchronous webinars. Onsite training can be scheduled as needed in certain situations. To sign up, or get more information on training opportunities, please contact Only CAAHE member institutions can sign up for free training opportunities.

Moderated Courses – Offered Quarterly

Advanced Instructional Design (AID)

The purpose of this online, instructor-led course is to familiarize faculty—instructors and writers—with curriculum design techniques that promote active student learning. During this course, participants will also learn how to develop a module from start to finish using a quick module template.

Future AID Dates

January 9
March 23
June 11
September 12

Instructional Design for Online Courses (IDOC)

The purpose of this online, instructor-led course is to share best practices of writing modules for courses delivered in an online or blended environment. During this course, participants will modify an existing on-ground course for online or blended delivery.

Future IDOC Dates

February 20
May 7
July 23
October 3


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Synchronous Online Webinars

CAAHE Quarterly Webinars for Instructors

IPD offers a live synchronous online webinars covering important issues for instructors. Topics vary from the Adult Learning Model, Facilitating Learning Teams, Generational Challenges, and Creating Quality Accelerated Course, among others. These webinars last for an hour and are scheduled during lunch hours to fit the busy schedule of adjunct instructors. All participants need is a phone and internet connection to join these webinars.

Next Instructor Webinar

October 5, 2011 at 1:00pm (EST): "Preventing and Resolving Conflict in Learning Teams" (designed for adjunct instructors)

CAAHE Quarterly Roundtables

IPD also offers quarterly Roundtables for faculty and staff of CAAHE institutions. These webinars are also scheduled around lunch hours, and last only 45 minutes. Issues vary depending on the needs of our institutions. Once a topic is identified, a co- facilitator from a CAAHE institution is selected to do a 15-20 minute presentation discussing how their institution handles the issue. The final 20-25 minutes is a true Roundtable discussion, with all participants have the opportunity to share best practices or ask questions.

Next Faculty Roundtable Commission

October 4, 2011 at 1:00pm (EST): Webconference on "Learning Teams Policies and Procedures" (designed for Student Services and Faculty Staff members)


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Self Paced Tutorials (Available at any Time)

Principles of Instructional Design

This self-paced tutorial introduces curriculum developers and instructors to basic instructional design concepts as well as the terminology used by IPD. Participants will be able to define adult learning theory, identify the components of the accelerated course format and the key principles of competency-based learning, and outline the major components of the course module.

Creating Learning Team Assignments

This self-paced tutorial introduces faculty to the basics of creating quality learning team assignments. Although this tutorial is aimed at faculty who are writing modules, it is also helpful for any faculty who may want to incorporate learning team assignments into their curriculum.

Facilitating Learning Teams: An Introduction

This self-paced tutorial introduces faculty members to the theory and practice of learning teams. Faculty members learn the purpose of learning teams and how learning teams can be used to effectively expand the scope of education.

Introduction to the Adult Learner

TThis self-paced tutorial introduces faculty to characteristics of the adult learner and the concept of andragogy. Topics include collaborative learning and adult teaching strategies in the accelerated, educational environment.

Preventing, Detecting, and Handling Cases of Plagiarism

This self-paced tutorial is designed to instruct faculty members on the detection of plagiarism and prevention techniques as well as to provide detailed best practices and case studies that demonstrate how faculty members should handle instances of plagiarism in the classroom.


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