Pathway to Instructional Excellence

The Pathways to Instructional Excellence (PIE) guides WilmU instructors through a competency-based curriculum, leading them to become more accomplished instructors that are better able to teach WilmU students. 

PIE is organized into 4 competency levels:

  1. Essential

  2. Proficient

  3. Mastery

  4. Exemplary
  • Download the PIE Printable checklist with Canvas updates which displays this information in a visual manner, to see the scope and sequence through the Pathways.

  • Wilmington University is committed to providing all students excellence in teaching and learning. In order to achieve this excellence, the Academic Affairs department has worked to define and articulate the following expectations for all Wilmington University instructors: Teaching Expectations for all Faculty.

 

Essential

Basic understanding of technology and instructional strategies
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Required Training

Workshop Format

* Canvas Basic

F2F, webinar, self-paced

* Canvas Advanced

F2F, webinar, self-paced

* Faculty Orientation Onboarding

Webpage

Becoming a Scholarly Practitioner

Agenda and Resources

*Denotes a training that is required to be completed before being eligible to teach at Wilmington University. 

Electives (Choose 1)

Workshop

Format

Basic Presentation Tools

Test Out Option

Self-Paced Online Course

Video On-Demand

Canvas Gradebook

 F2F, webinar


Proficient

clear understanding and application of andragogical strategies and technological skills
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Required Training

HOT Training

Canvas Basic and Canvas Advanced are prerequisites for HOT.

HOT is a 3 three week online course and is offered once a month. Please note that it is not a self-paced course, so instructors will need to complete the weekly assignments within the published timelines.

 3 week online course

 

Assessment of Student Learning

Agenda and Resources

Lesson Planning with Student Learning Outcomes in Mind

Agenda and Resources

Electives offered by Ed Tech (Choose 4)

F2F, webinar​F2F, webinar​F2F, webinar​

Workshop

Format

Academic Integrity Tools

Self Directed Online: Academic Integrity Tools

 

Citation Tools for Research & Writing

 webinar

Kaltura Basic

 Test Out Option

F2F, webinar

Manage Your Course

 F2F, webinar

Quizzes in Canvas F2F, webinar,
Self Directed Online: Quizzes in Canvas
Rubric Tool in Canvas F2F, webinar

Student Polling

F2F, webinar

Tech Tools to Engage Learners

F2F, webinar

Virtual Proctoring Services

F2F, webinar

Self Directed Online: Virtual Proctoring Services

VoiceThread Basic

Test Out Option

webinar

Zoom Basic

Online Self Directed: Zoom Basic

Electives offered by CTE (Choose 3)

Active Learning Techniques Agenda and Resources
Creating a Learner-Centered Syllabus Agenda and Resources
Cyber Day Course Planning

Agenda and Resources

Designing Writing Assignments Agenda and Resources
Grading and Effective Feedback Agenda and Resources
International Students Agenda and Resources
Planning Weekly Class Sessions Agenda and Resources
Rubric Design

Mastery

diverse set of instructional strategies used to analyze and evaluate teaching and learning
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Required Training

Personalize your Course Template (PYT)

Complete the prerequisites:

  • Hybrid and Online Training (HOT)
  • Kaltura Basic
  • VoiceThread Basic
  • Zoom Basic

PYT runs once at the start of each term (Spring, Summer and Fall) in a fully run three week online course.

Syllabus

3 week Online course

Agenda and Resources

Communicating our Expectations and Student Progress in a Course

Agenda and Resources

Electives offered by Ed Tech (Choose 4)

Workshop

Format

Advanced Searching & Library Resources

 webinar

Capturing Lectures

 F2F

Gamify! Make Your Course Exciting

Self Directed Online: Gamify!

Implementing Universal Design and Accessibility in Canvas

webinar,
Self Directed Online: Implementing UDL

Kaltura Advanced

F2F, webinar

Using Images to Enhance Content

 F2F, webinar

VoiceThread Advanced  

 webinar

Zoom Advanced

 webinar

Electives offered by CTE (Choose 2)

Icebreakers and Topic Starters

Levels of Assessment

Agenda and Resources

Promoting Academic Integrity

The Adult Learner

Agenda and Resources

Utilizing Formative and Summative Assessment

Agenda and Resources
Authentic Learning Agenda and Resources

Exemplary

synthesis of innovative and various forms of technology and best instructional practices.
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Listed below are the 4 required prerequisite workshops for Exemplary Course Practice.

Prerequisites for Exemplary Course Practice (Canvas)

Advancing Student Engagement Using Multimedia

Agenda

 

Alternatives to Conventional Assessments

Agenda and Resources

 

Building Higher Order Thinking Skills

Agenda and Resources

Using Groups in Canvas

 Agenda

F2F, webinar

 

Exemplary Course Practice

Exemplary Course Practice (Canvas)

This capstone course is the last training on the pathway.

The prerequisites to register are the completion of the Essential, Proficient, and Mastery Programs.

Online course

 

Electives offered (Choose 2)

Authentic Learning  
Canvas Course Analyticis F2F, webinar
Fostering Multiple Intelligences
Interpreting Student Survey Feedback Agenda and Resources
Open Educational Resources (library workshop) webinar
Strategic Learning Tools in Canvas webinar,
Teambuilding in the Classroom
The Art of Facilitation
Using the Information Literacy Rubric for Assessment (library workshop) webinar

The Importance of Professional Development

Wilmington University is committed to your professional development as a faculty member. Excellence in teaching and individualized attention to students are core components of Wilmington University's mission. The skills you acquire from these trainings will help you to enhance student learning using technology.

WilmU faculty may simply click on a session title to register. You must be logged in to the WilmU Learning Center to register. We recommend that you complete a few of the workshops listed below each semester, so you can improve your technology skills in small increments over time.