Center for Engagement and Learning - Services

The Center for Engagement and Learning provides individual and group consulting services for faculty, staff, departments and divisions to meet their professional development goals. We offer consultations and services in a variety of areas related to higher education including student and employee engagement, effective teaching and learning, Quality Matters standards, integrating educational technologies and pedagogical strategies in grounded and online courses.   

Instructional Design Consultation

Teaching & Learning Strategies

  • Increasing student engagement
  • Teaching for motivation and critical thinking
  • Preparing and delivering high quality content in the classroom and online
  • Applying Quality Matters in online courses.
  • Practical strategies for managing workload, information management, and improving digital/technology skills


  • Identifying/refining course learning outcomes
  • Designing assessments that align with learning outcomes/benchmarks
  • Analyzing and interpreting assessment results to inform instructional design

Informal and Formal Course Reviews

  • Peer reviews of new or re-designed courses
  • Informal review by Quality Matters coach
  • Preparation and guidance for submitting a course for a formal Quality Matters review

Integrating Technology in the Classroom and Online

  • Effectively using technology to enhance instruction: i.e. Canvas LMS, blogs, wikis, digital audio/video, screencasts, clickers
  • Creating engaging online learning environments
  • Using the Canvas LMS
  • Exploring emerging technologies, mobile learning and digital content design

Professional Development

We also collaborate with groups to offer customized workshops, seminars, webinars, in-service trainings and events.  Contact us at to learn more.

General information and inquiries

Greg Brazell
Director, Center for Engagement and Learning

Renee Phoenix
Instructional Designer, Center for Engagement and Learning

Jessica Bodas
Program Coordinator

Carrie West
Open Education Project Manager

Ronald Shaw
Educational Technology Assistant

Kyle Peirson
Educational Technology Assistant
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