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Higher Ed Professional Growth - Thriving in Academe

Since 1999, NEA has partnered with the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network to provide teaching guides for faculty.

No faculty member wants to be the “sage on the stage” anymore. Few students learn much by listening to endless lecturing. 

But what should faculty do? 

With practical advice on topics including interactive lecturing, evidence-based instruction, and more, NEA’s library of Thriving in Academe guides can help faculty to help students learn. Each is written by a faculty developer, specifically for NEA, and intended to be useful for all faculty, whether you’re new to the profession or an experienced college-level educator.

Interested in writing for Thriving in Academe? Have other questions? Email Thriving editor Larissa Oliveira Pires, instructional services coordinator at Georgia Southern University, at [email protected].

Read our Latest Issues

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Eight Tips for Teaching to Empower All Students

Thriving in Academe August, 2023
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In Search of 'Thriving' in Higher Education

Thriving in Academe May, 2023
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Beyond the Checklist: What Does Good Teaching Look Like?

Thriving in Academe February, 2023
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Inclusive Teaching is Effective Teaching

Thriving in Academe November, 2022
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Overwhelmed? Are You Guarding the Wrong Tower?

Thriving in Academe March, 2022
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Teaching about Race and Racism in College Classrooms

Thriving in Academe January, 2022
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Minding the Body in Remote Learning Environments

Thriving in Academe November, 2021
Thriving in Academe, September 2021

Accidental UDL: A Silver Lining of the COVID Pandemic

Thriving in Academe September, 2021
Thriving, June 2021

Energize Your Classroom with Emotionally Engaging Teaching

Thriving in Academe June, 2021
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