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Core Skill: Teaching

Teaching facilitates significant learning and development on the part of students and instructors. Effective teaching is a reflective practice that incorporates inclusive and evidence-based pedagogical techniques, requires an understanding of the science of learning and course design principles, and assesses student learning.

Rackham Resources

Engaged Pedagogy Initiative (EPI)

A partnership between Rackham and the Center for Community-Engaged Academic Learning, EPI is a semester-long training program for graduate students from across campus to explore the theoretical foundations and ethical implications of Community-Based Learning (CBL). The program culminates in the creation of a CBL course syllabus for undergraduates.

I think of my disciplinary training as a tightly wound coil or spring—twisting together all the habits of mind, the types of curiosity, and the historical sense of the field that I’ve cultivated over many years. It’s something that I can activate, have jump into motion in an almost reflexive way. Teaching is a way to unwind that coil, to make visible to students what goes into creating our disciplinary reflexes, and to give them space to consider how these habits of mind might matter to them.
Lisa Jong

Ph.D. Candidate, English Language and Literature

Campus Resources

Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT)

Offers a comprehensive array of curricular and instructional development activities.

Community-Engaged Academic Learning (CEAL)

Supports and helps generate academically grounded community-based learning opportunities.

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Contact Professional and Academic Development

1530 Rackham Building
915 E. Washington St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1070
Phone: (734) 647-4013
Fax: (734) 936-2848


Professional and Academic Development is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The office is closed Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Thanksgiving (Thursday and the following Friday), Christmas through New Year's, Memorial Day, Independence Day (July 4), and Labor Day.