Teaching and Learning Innovation Series (TLI)

The Teaching and Learning Innovation (TLI) Series features interactive, hands-on workshops focused on the development of excellent teaching and learning through:

  • offering new methods for classroom and academic instruction
  • presenting creative ways to engage students in learning
  • using new teaching strategies to enhance academic experience
  • examining teaching and learning approaches in new ways
  • learning to use new and available tools

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)

Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are regular, semester-long meetings (approximately six or seven) on topics and themes relevant to innovations in teaching and learning. PLCs are based on current research and provide participants with access to related resources such as books and articles. Participants build community while asking questions about innovations in teaching and learning, exploring teaching innovations, and generating products of value to the campus community (e.g., surveys, policy papers, teaching tools, presentations, and manuscripts).

Breakfast and a Book

Breakfast and a Book centers around a discussion of current and popular academic books (e.g., Academically Adrift, Lean In, and Make it Stick).

Teaching & Learning Dialogues

The Teaching & Learning Dialogues series provides members of the EKU community with informal meetings focused on topics that enhance teaching and learning across campus. These conversational sessions offer an opportunity to share perspectives and ask questions. The Teaching & Learning Dialogues series usually provides significant, large-scale topics of campus-wide importance for teaching and learning.

Creative Communities

Creative Communities focus on the production of an academic or creative product (e.g., a novel, academic article, or creative endeavor).


The Pedagogicon is an annual, day-long peer-reviewed conference held each May focuses on teaching and learning strategies in concert with the Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) initiatives and in collaboration with the CPE Faculty Development Workgroup.

New Faculty Orientations

We offer faculty and professional development orientations for the university community each August, including full and part-time New-Faculty Orientations, Graduate Assistant Orientations, and First Year programs orientations.

Provost's Professional Development Speaker Series

The Provost's Professional Development Speaker Series, coordinated by the Noel Studio for Academic Creativity in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, brings leading scholars from around the country to campus in an effort to advance teaching and learning at EKU.

Scholars Week

Scholars Week celebrates the culture of scholarship, research, and creative endeavors on campus. Held during the second week in April, the celebration includes a diverse series of events highlighting the scholarship and creativity of undergraduate and graduate students and faculty at EKU.